The Duchess of Cambridge’s style continues to exceed our fashion expectations.
While Kate may have an endless royal budget to spend on high-end designer clothes and jewels, she frequently surprises us by stepping out in high-street bargains.
Kate Middleton made a surprise appearance on Thursday at the Evelina London’s Sunshine House in South London.
Kate is known for her ultra feminine midi dresses, but this time round, the 37-year-old opted for a low-key monochrome outfit.
The Duchess wore a chic polka dot shirt, a pair of black trousers and black court shoes to finish the look, but it was her culottes that caught our attention.
As it turns out, the stylish pair are from high-street retailer Zara and cost just £29.99, giving the retailer the real royal stamp of approval.
Zara Culottes | £29.99 | Shop now
Culottes are one of the most stylish transseasonal items to add to your wardrobe, thanks to their versatility and ability to flatter every silhouette, shape and size.
Plus, they have a great feminist backstory, having become popular in Victorian England for allowing daring ladies to secretly wear shorts while it looked like they were wearing skirts.
They can be co-ordinated to match your top to create a smart, tailored look, or you can opt for a more low-key look like Kate by pairing yours with a bold print, pop of colour or a statement jacket.
Shop the look
Topshop Pleat Crop Wide Trousers | £42 | Shop now
Calé Gigi Ribbed Stretch-Knit Culottes | £150 | Shop now
Whistles Rib Detail Knitted Culottes | £49 (WAS £99) | Shop now
H&M Culottes | £12.99 | Shop now
Monsoon Carrie Smart Culottes | £39 | Shop now
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