Kate Middleton's white lace blouse, Superga sneakers, and skinny jeans prove smart-casual dressing doesn't have to be tricky

Kate Middleton nailed elegant simplicity with her 2022 Christmas card photo

Kate Middleton's white lace blouse and skinny jeans in new Christmas photo delights fans
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Kate Middleton's casual outfit in the Wales family's new Christmas card photo has delighted royal fans, proving once again there's no look the future Queen can't rock. 

Whether she's attending a glitzy movie premiere or a charity event, it's no secret that Kate Middleton dresses flawlessly for every occasion. 

The Princess of Wales has built a reputation for being one of the world's biggest style icons, having now had over ten years to curate a wardrobe fit for a future Queen. 

The 41-year-old is known to dial up the glamor on her overseas engagements, as demonstrated on her most trip to the US for Prince William's Earthshot Prize ceremony in Boston. Kate stunned in a rented green dress at the event, proving you don't have to break the bank (or the environment!) to look red-carpet ready. 

Kate Middleton wowed guests at the Earthshot Prize in a bold neon look

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Royal fans will also know that the Princess of Wales is no stranger to more casual attire, especially when she's working from home or spending quality time at Adelaide Cottage with her family. 

In Prince William and Kate Middleton's adorable Christmas card for 2022, the Reading native has gone for a comfortable yet stylish outfit to pose with her husband and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The wholesome snap shows the smiling princess wearing a white blouse with a pair of skinny jeans as she holds hands with her youngest son. 

The simple look is completed by Kate's Superga sneakers, which have long been a staple in her enviable closet. The chic ensemble has been well-received by royal fans, many of whom have rejoiced in the mother-of-three's choice of high-waisted, skinny jeans. 

"If Kate says skinny jeans are still in style then I’m in," one person wrote on Instagram, prompting another to reply, "I came back to make a double take! I love my skinny jeans." 

It looks like the princess's white blouse has also caused quite a stir amongst her devout fanbase. The shirt, called the 'Mabel' and retailing for £255 at M.I.H Jeans, is unfortunately already sold-out, having clearly been swooped up by Kate's fashion-forward followers. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives on the high street that'll give you that same chic finish without the hefty price tag.

Baukjen Daisy Broderie Upcycled Top, WAS £119, NOW £71 | John Lewis

Baukjen Daisy Broderie Upcycled Top, WAS £119, NOW £71 | John Lewis

Unapologetically feminine, nothing spells summer like broderie Anglaise. 

Baukjen is proud that the Daisy is made using surplus fabric - but there’s nothing second-best about it! Look closely and you’ll see lace inserts in the sleeves, scalloped cuffs, and ruffled trims on the shoulders. The perfect top to take your jeans into summer, remember that when this style is gone, it really is gone!

Tameka Broderie Anglaise Top, WAS £69, NOW £42 | Phase Eight

Tameka Broderie Anglaise Top, WAS £69, NOW £42 | Phase Eight

A top that is all about the feminine details. Our Tameka style is crafted from 100% cotton in on-trend broderie-anglaise. Romantic puff sleeves and a scallop hem finish this warm weather separate beautifully.

We've also shared how to find Kate's Superga trainers, just in case you wanted to recreate her entire outfit. 

2750 Cotu Classic sneakers in White, £59 | Superga

2750 Cotu Classic sneakers in White, £59 | Superga

The original canvas plimsol is hard to beat, especially when they have the royal stamp of approval. With extra strong, breathable fabric and lightweight feel, the Classic Superga 2750 is the perfect option for folks who want a sleek shoe that also offers durability and protection

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.