Carole Middleton's beautiful boho summer jacket instantly elevates her casual outfit

Carole Middleton's boho summer jacket with intricate floral detailing is the perfect layering piece to elevate a relaxed daytime outfit

Carole Middleton attends Day Three of Wimbledon 2022
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Carole Middleton’s boho summer jacket is the epitome of smart-casual and instantly elevates jeans and a T-shirt.

Most of us will have a few staple T-shirts and denim pieces in our summer capsule wardrobe but in the UK jackets are still handy for layering on breezier days. A great jacket can also transform even the simplest of looks into something a little more fun and chic - something Carole Middleton knows very well. The Princess of Wales’s mother has a sense of style that’s every bit as fabulous as Kate’s and her boho jacket in 2022 is something we’re still admiring this year. Carole’s Tory Burch jacket featured floral appliques and appeared in a photo shared on the official Instagram page of her former business, Party Pieces, on International Women’s Day.

Pictured at her desk Carole went for an outfit that epitomised smart-casual and her boho jacket was the star item. The floral detailing ran down the front, as well as appearing on the cuffs and front pockets. 

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It featured butter yellow, powder blue and vibrant green flowers set on a brown background, with tiny amber leaves. Although the colours and design made an instant statement, the primary colour of Carole’s boho summer jacket was still the ecru. Having a neutral base shade ensured that this piece was still very wearable and the tailored cut added a sense of sophistication that was balanced by the subtle fringing and fun pattern. 

This worked so beautifully with the rest of Carole’s outfit which consisted of a pair of dark wash jeans and a butter-yellow T-shirt. Once you’ve found the best jeans for your body type you’ll find yourself reaching for them time and time again and Carole’s appeared to have a straight-leg fit. 

Darker washes of denim often give a smarter feel than light wash and made these jeans the perfect partner to her jacket. She coordinated her T-shirt with the yellow flowers and this helped to tie her entire look together.

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton attend day 11 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

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The combination of Carole Middleton’s boho summer jacket with jeans and a T-shirt is something that Woman&Home’s Digital Fashion Editor Caroline Parr thinks is a great way to get on board with the boho revival trend.

“If you're looking to embrace the boho revival, it might feel like the obvious pieces to invest in are floaty dresses and slouchy boots,” she said. “But as Carole shows, a boho blazer will go a long way in your wardrobe. Pair an embroidered jacket with jeans in all washes and you've got that free-spirited feel but with a neatly tailored twist.”

For chilly summer evenings or breezy days a boho-style embroidered jacket like hers is a gorgeous piece to throw on and whilst hers is sadly out of stock there are so many ways to get a similar look.

Pippa Middleton and Carole Middleton look on during the Men's Singles second round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Nicolas Mahut of France

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If you’re not sure about incorporating so many different tones into your outfits then consider adding a monochrome embroidered jacket into your wardrobe. We might not have got a glimpse at Carole’s shoes in the Party Pieces picture but can’t help feeling she might have reached for a pair of her best white trainers. She’s often been pictured wearing denim pieces with shirts and trainers and it seems that for Carole an outfit that achieves a balance between smart and casual is her signature style. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!