Kate Middleton's smart £50 Zara blazer is the perfect cover-up for unpredictable summer weather

The Duchess of Cambridge has worn a classic ensemble for her first public appearance since the Queen's Platinum Jubilee ended

Kate Middleton's £50 Zara blazer is perfect for summer weather
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It's back to business as usual for Kate Middleton, who has stepped out in a stunning simple white blazer and black trousers for her first public appearance since the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

Kate Middleton has officially returned to work after the Queen's Platinum Jubilee ‒ and by the looks of her outfit, she's wasting no time getting back to business.

The Duchess of Cambridge gave royal fans a runway show's worth of stunning looks over the patriotic bank holiday weekend, stepping out in a dizzying carousel of bold ensembles in honor of Her Majesty's 70th anniversary as British monarch. 

From Kate's yellow monochrome dress at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen to her pink gingham blouse for baking with the Cambridge kids, the 40-year-old embraced all the colors of the rainbow for her various appearances during the historic event. Her fuchsia dress by Stella McCartney at the Platinum Pageant on Sunday received particular praise for its feminine edge, despite being somewhat overshadowed by Mike Tindall 'warning' Prince Louis to behave at the event.  

With the pomp and frills of Jubilee finally over, Kate has hung up her fancy gowns and slipped back into that trusty uniform we all know and love - classic pieces with pretty accessories. 

The Duchess' simpler style was hard to ignore as she visited Brent’s Little Village hub in London on Wednesday, marking her first public appearance since the Platinum Jubilee ended. 


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Long Blazer, £49.99 ($70) | Zara

Long Blazer, £49.99 ($70) | Zara

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Wearing a simple £50 cream blazer from Zara and sleek black trousers by Roland Mouret, the mom-of-three looked effortless radiant as she met with staff at the baby bank to learn how the charity is supporting vulnerable families in the local area. 

She paired the monochrome look with a plain white shirt, black heels by Gianvito Rossi heels, and a white Massimo Dutti clutch. 


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The layered outfit was perfect for London's changeable weather, allowing the Duchess to stay warm against the city's breeze without overheating. 

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.

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