Kate Middleton's $89 jeans show a move away from the skinny style—and they're still in stock!

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in her best casual fit jeans for a more dressed-down look

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at The Natural History Museum on June 22, 2021 in London, England.
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Kate Middleton kept it casual during a trip to London’s Natural History Museum, but rather than sport her typical skinny jeans she surprised us with a pair of cropped, straight-fit jeans.

Finding a pair of the best jeans is never an easy task, but the Duchess of Cambridge never fails when it comes to her fabulous denim selection, and the ways she styles each and every pair. Known for her large selection of skinny jeans, she’s an expert in making them look chic, whatever the occasion. 

Now though, Kate is giving her stamp of approval to another style of jeans: the straight-fit version. 

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at The Natural History Museum on June 22, 2021 in London, England.

Kate Middleton opted for a cropped denim summer look

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Kate Middleton's jeans from & Other Stories are a much looser fit compared to the ones she usually chooses while the crop-style shows off her new favorite Veja sneakers—giving her look a comfortable yet stylish edge.

To complete her outfit, the Duchess paired her jeans with a classic tucked-in white shirt and a gorgeous salmon pink Chloe blazer, which has now, unfortunately, sold out.

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Esplar suede-trimmed leather sneakers,$130 (£90) Veja at Net-A-Porter

While Kate Middleton's exact Veja's have sold out, you can still get these light-gray suede 'V' logos with contrasting navy heel tabs, the perfect sneakers for teaming with jeans and dresses.

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During Kate’s outing she took a tour of London’s Natural History Museum’s wildlife gardens, where she met local school children and learned more about how communities across the UK will benefit from the Urban Nature Project (UNP), which the museum plans to launch later this year. 

The new project will feature outdoor galleries at the Natural History Museum to help showcase the museum’s scientific research and provide a space for the public to learn about the incredible diversity of life on Earth, and how our planet has changed over time.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at The Natural History Museum on June 22, 2021 in London, England.

Kate Middleton meets children at the Natural History Museum in London, England 

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What’s the difference between straight-leg and skinny jeans?

Straight-leg jeans are designed to provide a lengthening fit where the width of the trouser leg remains the same from top to bottom. Skinny jeans are more form-fitting to your legs and become narrower towards the bottom of the leg, giving them a tighter shape.

Although the fit of each style may be different, both can be dressed up or down. For dressier events, it’s best to go for darker washes to create a put-together look. For everyday outings, lighter washes give a more relaxed look. 

Dressed for formal or casual events, Kate proves she can make jeans work for every occasion.

Rylee Johnston
Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a digital news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers everything from beauty and fashion trends to celebrity and entertainment news.