Kate Middleton tries bold 70s look in bright white flares and retro earrings—she's never looked better

The Duchess of Cambridge wowed royal fans with her vintage-inspired outfit on the final day of her Belize tour with Prince WIlliam

Kate Middleton goes retro with red blazer and white flares
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Kate Middleton embraced a 70s look for her final day in Belize, stepping out in a striking red and white ensemble as she bid farewell to the Commonwealth nation. 

Another day, another knockout outfit. 

Kate Middleton has wowed followers of her Caribbean tour once again with her stellar fashion, after stepping out in a bold red and white ensemble for her final photo op in Belize. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just completed a three-day-long stay in the Commonwealth nation in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and have now traveled to Jamaica for the second portion of their trip. 

While the couple's royal tour has had plenty of highlights, there's one recurring theme that can't be ignored—Kate's surprisingly daring wardrobe. 

Kate and WIll

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There's no doubt that Kate Middleton dresses flawlessly, but it's well accepted that her outfits normally veer on the side of classic elegance rather than riskée chic. As future Queen-consort, the 40-year-old is expected to take heed from Her Majesty's style—which often includes color blocking and lots of big hats. 

Fortunately, it looks like the Duchess has been allowed to stray from these guidelines as of late and experiment more with her own personal tastes. 

From Kate Middleton's shimmering hot pink Vampire's Wife dress at the Cahal Pech reception to the colorful Tory Burch gown she wore for Punto dancing, the Duchess hasn't exactly played it safe when it comes to her attire on her latest royal tour. She kept the glam factor alive from the beginning to the end of the trip, leaving a lasting impression with her final outfit as she boarded the plane to Jamaica on Tuesday. 

In a modern take on a classic 70s style, Kate looked every inch the modern royal in a red belted blazer (believed to be YSL vintage she bought at university) and a pair of flared white trousers as she waved to photographers at Belize City's main airport. 

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Super similar to Kate's jacket but in an on-trend orange hue, this style will elevate your usual outfits instantly. 

The mom-of-three accessorized the look with gold earrings and a gold bangle, as well as her trusty white Amberley bag by Mulberry. She kept it simple with her footwear, ascending the steps to the royals' private aircraft in Aquazzura 'Cece' pumps. The overall finish was powerful yet summery—the perfect balance for an overseas work trip. 

According to body language expert, Judi James, there's a very important reason behind the Duchess' duo chromatic palate and sharp cuts. 

"Kate’s strong, statement red jacket and white trousers seemed to underline or illustrate this signal of dominance," she told the Express. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.