Kate Middleton's Zara Culottes Are So Much Cooler Than Skinny Jeans


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September has proven to be a big month for the British royal family. Last week, Meghan Markle revealed the Smart Works capsule collection she helped design, and next week, she and Prince Harry will embark on a tour of South Africa. (Stay tuned for my coverage right here.) As for Kate Middleton, today she stepped out to meet nurses working with the Sunshine House Children and Young People's Health and Development Centre in London. 

For the occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge went for a low-key look consisting of an Equipment blouse, Zara culottes, and Gianvito Rossi heels. We're particularly in love with her wide-leg pants, as they're a fresh change from her signature dresses yet still dressy enough for an official royal engagement. Leave it to Middleton to make Zara look royalty-worthy yet totally approachable and real. Scroll down to see how she styled the pants, and shop the trend for yourself. 


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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 13 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.