The Duchess of Cambridge’s style is undeniably classic and she fills her closet with timeless wardrobe staples, but somehow we’re often still surprised by the looks she puts together. Whether an interesting colour combination (like last month’s khaki-and-maroon look) or an unlikely high-low pairing (she often wears Zara with designer accessories), the duchess is always trying new styles and subtle updates on classic outfit formulas.
A perfect example of this came today, when Kate attended the Shout’s Crisis Volunteer celebration at Troubadour White City Theatre. For the event, the duchess opted for a single-breasted blazer by Smythe and paired the jacket alongside berry-coloured tailored trousers by Joseph. While we are certainly used to seeing the duchess in tailored blazers, the choice to match one alongside such brightly coloured trousers feels new.