This chic dupe of Duchess Catherine’s checked blazer will save you hundreds of pounds

We LOVE this outfit

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The Duchess of Cambridge always wows when it comes to her wardrobe. And she’s done it again with a chic work wear look.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge stepped out earlier this week for a joint engagement with husband Prince William.

The royal pair visited the Troubadour White City Theatre in London to attend mental health hotline Shout’s Crisis Volunteer celebration event.

While they were at the event, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met some of the volunteers for the service, alongside mental health campaigners and supporters.

kate middleton work wear look blazer

And as always the Duchess looked elegant and on-trend in her gorgeous outfit.

To attend yesterday’s event, the royal went for work-wear chic, pairing slim maroon trousers with a tucked in plain white T-shirt, a simple black belt and black court shoes.

But the piece that stole the show was the Duchess’s black and white checked blazer.

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The fitted Prince of Wales check print blazer from upmarket brand Smythe was a sleek way to finish off the mum-of-three’s autumnal outfit.

While the blazer is no longer on sale, similar blazers on the brand’s website come in at around $700 (approx. £550), so we’ve found a couple chic alternatives to get your hands on instead.

We found this New Look Light Grey Prince of Wales Check Blazer, which is just over £30, so you're saving hundreds of pounds compared to the Duchess's choice!

kate middleton work wear look blazer

SHOP NOW: Light Grey Prince of Wales Check Blazer, £32.99, New Look

We also love this ASOS version that adds a touch of yellow for a bit of colour.

kate middleton work wear look blazer

SHOP NOW: ASOS DESIGN all rounder check blazer, £30, ASOS

And if you want to complete the look but don’t fancy splashing out £225 on a pair of Joseph trousers (which are currently sold out anyway) either, these replicas will set you back a whole let less.

kate middleton work wear look blazer

SHOP NOW: Belted Taper Trousers, £35, Next

Next is selling a pair of Berry trousers for only £35 and their ankle grazer design is perfect for pairing with chic court shoes.

Or if you want to go for something a bit different New Look’s tapered trousers come with a paperbag design at the top to add a bit of excitement to the outfit.

kate middleton work wear look blazer

SHOP NOW: Burgundy High Waist Tapered Trousers, £19.99, New Look

You could even invest in a few of these options as this classic outfit is definitely one you’ll want to repeat.

Good ones for the Christmas list maybe?

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

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