What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best sharp coats for effortless style this season 

What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best sharp coats for effortless style this season

  • Camilla Ridley-Day shared her advice for embracing the sharp coat trend 
  • British style expert suggests pairing with patent leather boots for rainy days
  • She shared a selection of retailers currently stocking the seasonal trend 


There ’s no doubt what you wear directly affects your mood, and right now keeping your spirits up has never been more important. For me, a tailored, hard-wearing coat worn on a walk blows the blues away — and unlike many other things, it feels like a justifiable purchase right now.

Trust me, smartening up your look by throwing on this impeccable outer layer will give you an instant confidence boost.


Go for something fitted like the style I’m wearing here from Hush. You want to look streamlined and chic. Best of all, it will layer perfectly with your cosiest jumpers and loungewear — all the things you’re spending your days in at the moment.

British style expert Camilla Ridley-Day, shared her advice for embracing this season’s sharp coats trend at any occasion

Whereas thick layers underneath a puffer coat put you at risk of looking like a snowman, a chunky polo-neck under a tailored coat is always elegant. You can even add thermal underwear to keep cosy without ruining your outline. (My favourites are from Uniqlo, from £12.90, extra-thin and soft).


Whatever your height, choose a length well below the knee. As the Duchess of Cambridge demonstrated recently in her dramatic red coat from Massimo Dutti, this gives you a sweeping, sophisticated finish and is a practical choice for keeping warm, too. Doublebreasted styles flatter by drawing the eye to the waist.


There are lots of ways to add interest; Hobbs’ military Bianca coat (below third from left) makes a statement with buttons, while wraparound, belted styles are always a good bet — try one in this season’s must-have colour, camel.


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