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Princess Kate's gingham blazer is going to be your new summer uniform: Here are 5 to shop now

The Princess of Wales wore a failproof smart-casual look for a visit to the Windsor Family Hub...


Princess Kate's gingham blazer is going to be your new summer uniform: Here are 5 to shop now© Chris Jackson
Lauren Ramsay
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June 7, 2023
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If it isn't broken, don't fix it, right? That's the Princess of Wales' motto for her casual-cool outings right now.

On Tuesday, Kate visited the Windsor Family Hub to hear about the important work the organisation carries out to provide support to families across Windsor, Maidenhead and surrounding areas.

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Kate Middleton in a blue gingham shirt© Getty
The Princess wore a blue gingham blazer from Zara

For the occasion she used her go-to, formulaic styling hack that proves successful every single time. She wore a baby blue gingham blazer from Zara (continuing on her streak as a high-street hero), layered over a white Ralph Lauren tank top, paired with dark wash blue trousers from L.K. Bennett. 

Of course, it's a given that blazers are a must-have in every capsule wardrobe. But as always, the Princess was bang on trend with her jacket, schooling us on gently and effortlessly adding colour into summer looks.

The ever-trendy royal has moved on from sporting Barbiecore to the perennially popular balletcore, pairing her look with pointed navy ballerina flats from Emmy London. This is the first time the princess has worn ballet shoes in 2023 - does this mean summer is officially here?

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A colourful blazer and cigarette trousers is her current go-to© Getty
A colourful blazer and cigarette trousers is her current go-to

The versatility of Kate's blazer means when the British weather finally starts to play ball, her navy trousers can easily be swapped out for white jeans or tailored trousers. 

Proving that her outift combination is failproof, for an outing last month she wore a yellow blazer from L.K. Bennett and paired the look with white tailored cigarette trousers from Alexander McWueen, a white ribbed vest top from H&M and Veja trainers.

Princess Kate nailed dopamine dressing
Kate nailed dopamine dressing in a yellow blazer

We know flat shoes are a key player in Kate's summer wardrobe. So much so that she wore flats to the Royal Charity Polo Cup last year (which FYI now come in even more colours, you're welcome), proving that flat shoes are a chic (and more comfortable) alternative to court shoes.

Suffice to say the Princess' combo of a colourful blazer, tailored trousers and flat shoes is all you need to nail an ultra chic casual-cool look this summer.

Shop Princess Kate's Gingham Blazer:

Zara - lapelless blazer

"Lapelless blazer with long sleeves and padded shoulders. Front false welt pockets with faux pearl button. Metal hook fastening at the front."

Boden - Chore jacket

"Inspired by classic chore jackets, this style is semi-fitted with long straight sleeves and pockets to the front."

Mango - Gingham Blazer

This cutesy jacket boasts a contemporary, oversized fit. 100% cotton with two pockets at the front. 

Guess - Tweed crop jacket

This cropped jacket boasts a crew neck, long sleeves and chic gold buttons.

Alice and Olivia - Justin Blazer

"Refined tailoring feels so fresh in the hands of Alice + Olivia. This double-breasted 'Justin' blazer is woven in a white and sky-blue gingham pattern with padded shoulders and peak lapels."

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