Kate Middleton's £70 Zara blazer is the sleek wardrobe update we need this winter

Kate Middleton’s Zara blazer features gold-toned buttons and was paired with her favorite sneakers and jeans for a low-key look

Kate Middleton's Zara blazer wows. Seen here she talks with students on the Childhood Studies BA
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Kate Middleton’s oversized Zara blazer is the sleek wardrobe update we’ve been looking. 

Many of Kate Middleton’s dresses have become truly iconic over the years, from her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown to her hot pink Vampire’s Wife dress. However, in recent months especially the Princess of Wales has showcased her love for formal tailoring too, often opting for bold blazers and two-piece suits. 

Always one with an eye for seasonal shades, Kate Middleton paired £70 earrings with a stunning burgundy suit in January. Now Kate Middleton’s Zara blazer on her recent engagement is giving winter whites vibes - and we love it!

Catherine, Princess of Wales, visits Landau Forte College Derby with Captain Preet Chandi MBE

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Stepping out on February 8 with Captain Preet Chandi MBE, the future Queen Consort visited Landau Forte College in Derby. The history-making Army Officer set the world record for the longest solo and unsupported polar expedition for her expedition across Antarctica.

During the visit, Kate Middleton was pictured delightedly embracing Captain Preet Chandi in a hug and she also showcased her own athletic prowess when she tried out one of the strength exercises the officer had done pre-expedition. At this point she’d briefly taken off her outerwear, but Kate Middleton’s Zara blazer worn for this day is a versatile staple.

Kate Middleton wearing a Zara blazer side-by-side with the original blazer

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Featuring an elegant double-breasted design, textured boucle-esque fabric and a beautiful ecru color, the blazer also adds an extra bit of glamor with its gold-toned buttons. The subtle shoulder pads add structure and the senior royal paired it with jeans and her favorite Veja sneakers. 

Retailing for £69.99, very sadly for anyone wishing to recreate the Princess’ style with this chic blazer as is often the case with her go-tos, it’s now out of stock in several sizes in ecru, with only a few left. 

Textured Double-Breasted Blazer | £69.99/$84.77 | Zara

Textured Double-Breasted Blazer | £69.99/$84.77 | Zara

With a structured silhouette, this textured double-breasted blazer also features lapels and gold-toned buttons for a classic, elegant look. Why not pair it with jeans and sneakers like the Princess of Wales?

However, Kate Middleton’s Zara blazer is also still available in some sizes in the equally beautiful black shade and also in a bright fuchsia pink, perfect for the arrival of spring. Zara also do another similar double-breasted blazer with a long lapel collar, pronounced shoulders and gold-toned buttons. This £59.99 option doesn’t have the textured fabric but is just as sleek-looking.

Tailored Double-Breasted Blazer | £59.99/$72.66 |Zara 

Tailored Double-Breasted Blazer | £59.99/$72.66 |Zara 

In a beautiful oyster white shade, this tailored double-breasted blazer is the perfect choice as spring approaches. It has a lapel collar and gold-toned buttons and is a great everyday and special occasion item. 

The Princess of Wales effortlessly mixed casual and formal pieces for this look in Derby, where she told Captain Preet she was a “huge inspiration”. After a presentation from Captain Preet Chandi, the Princess of Wales delivered a powerful speech to teaching staff and students at the college. 

Catherine, Princess of Wales, visits Landau Forte College Derby with Captain Preet Chandi MBE

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As per the BBC, the royal expressed admiration for all that the Army Officer had done and hoped that others will be inspired to follow in the Captain’s footsteps.

"It's been great to see her channeling what she's been able to achieve in the years that she's been working towards this incredible goal,” the Princess declared. "I really hope it inspires you all to believe in yourself, to push your boundaries and also to look and really work on your own resilience too.”

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!