The Princess of Wales is my style inspiration, embodying everything I seek in an outfit. A potent mix of sophisticated and playful pieces that are both high end and high street, Catherine's capsule wardrobes oozes elegance, and her blazer collection is nothing short of iconic.
Yesterday, the Princess proved green is the colour of the season, and today blew me away with a high-street look that I just have to get my hands on. Whenever she steps out in a new outfit, whatever she is wearing sells out almost immediately - so when I saw photos of Kate Middleton in a red Zara blazer, I wasted no time opening the Zara app.
Then I noticed her shoes were from one of her favourite high-street fashion brands, too, and I immediately attempted to recreate the whole look.
The Princess of Wales has long been an advocate for early years development and today headed to Kent to join a sensory development class. For the occasion, she paired a red tweed Zara blazer with black tailored trousers and tapped into the fashion sets latest infatuation - ballet flats, with this pair coming from another of her favourite high street brands, Boden.
As we have come to expect from the Princess of Wales, this outfit is a total classic and the kind of versatile look that would feel appropriate no matter the occasion. Kate Middleton always rewears her outfits, and she first wore this blazer to watch the England v Germany Euro 2020 game. It's incredible to see the Princess championing sustainability, but it also means that sadly the exact Zara blazer is already sold out.
It's always so interesting to see how Kate styles her high-street pieces, and while the exact blazer is no longer available I have found the perfect alternatives for anyone who wants to emulate the look.
If you're feeling inspired and you're looking to add to your wardrobe, keep scrolling for the best red blazer finds and black ballet flats.
Shop The Princess Of Wales' look:
Although the Princess of Wales wasn't wear her trusted Aspinal of London handbag today, she does own this style and it would've gone with her outfit perfectly.
Shop Ballet Flats:
Although Kate Middleton went for a pointed ballet flat, we're tapping into the ballet flat trend with these styles.
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Dionne Brighton is a writer at Marie Claire UK, specialising in all things shopping, beauty and fashion. Born and raised in North London, she studied Literature at the University of East Anglia before taking the leap into journalism. These days, you can find her testing out the latest TikTok beauty trends or finding out what the next full Moon means.
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