Kate Middleton Styled a £66 Bouclé Blazer From Zara With Puddle Pants

Utilising a failsafe styling trick that fashion-conscious women have been playing for years, Catherine, Princess of Wales reached into her wardrobe and picked out her favourite bouclé blazer to complete her outfit for the England vs. Fiji World Cup game in France yesterday. The longline tweed blazer in question hails from high-street hero Zara, falls to hip length and is available in ecru and black. Adorned with gold button details and a timeless textured finish, Kate Middleton styled hers with floor-length flared trousers and a classic Chanel handbag.

A long-time favourite of Zara's bouclé blazer selection, Middleton previously wore the blazer in bright red—a trending shade this autumn/winter—to an engagement in Kent in September. And proving just how much of a fan she is of the international high street, just last week the Princess was spotted wearing a knitted co-ord skirt set from French affordable-luxe label Sézane.


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On Catherine, Princess of Wales: Zara Bouclé Blazer (£66), Chanel Mini-Flap Bag (£3960).

Popularised by none other than Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in the 1950s, the bouclé jacket has remained a fashion favourite for its notable French flair and ability to smarten up relaxed outfits whilst injecting a timeless element to any look. Miraculously, Middleton's bouclé blazer remains well stocked and available to shop below—most likely because it's a staple Zara style that comes back into stock almost every season in different iterations.

And if a piece is boomeranging back to Zara (a brand that notoriously doesn't do restocks), you know it's a worthwhile classic to consider. Read on to shop the style and discover our other favourite bouclé jackets available to buy now.



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Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.