Kate Middleton earns her spots and stripes.

August 5th, 2012

As one of Team GB’s most glamorous supporters, The Duchess of Cambridge has perfected a style that is both chic and smart, but does not draw undue attention from the athletes. It seems in the last few days that when she hasn’t been wearing official TEAM GB pieces that polo tops and tracksuit jackets, that she has stuck to a wardrobe of skinny jeans teamed with a blazer, and a palette of mainly (what else?) red, white and blue.

The Smythe blazer made a second appearance this week when it was teamed with a Breton striped vest top – a real summer classic. Breton stripes are always such a cool look, and this was effortlessy chic from the Duchess. Every girl should have at least one striped top in their summer wardrobe as they just look great in so many combinations – from wide leg palazzo pants, to denim skirts or tiny shorts. Kate’s version was a vest top, but something with sleeves means that this top will take you right into Autumn with ease.

Get the look – Breton stripes

Jaeger Breton Stripe Top, Lychen £80 click to visit John Lewis

Oasis Breton Stripe Lame Top, Multi £38 click to visit John Lewis

Breton stripe top Navy £10 click to visit M&Co

Stripe scoop neck top Black £9 click to visit M&Co

One of my favourite looks from the Olympics s far has been Kate’s red blazered look. I love the vibrancy of red, and when teamed with polka dots I think this is just genius. Kate’s blazer was another high street hit, this one from Zara, and it is still available online for £69.99. Kate teamed this with black skinny jeans for a smart casual look which again worked really well for the occasion.


 Get the Look – dotty tops

Petite raspberry spot top Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy spot cut out back top Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black spot collar shell top Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins


Spot peplum top Navy £20 click to visit M&Co

Pleated spot blouson top White £16 click to visit M&Co

One Response to “Kate Middleton earns her spots and stripes.”

  1. Caradiaz says:

    After all the formal/offical events Kate has had to attend since she got married to William, it’s really nice to see her more relaxed – and definitely more suited to her age – casual side!

    Great piece.

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