Kate Middleton Just Wore the Classic Jacket Trend That's All Over Zara and H&M

Kate Middleton doesn't wear trainers for public appearances all that often, but when she does, it's noteworthy. Her outfits are a reliably good source of styling inspiration, as they're always polished. If your style is classic, you can't go wrong with copying Middleton.

While visiting a school today in the UK, Middleton wore an outfit that, in addition to being classic, had a French-girl twist. That's thanks to the tweed blazer she opted to wear with it. It's from Zara but, alas, her exact style is sold out. Still, this is a trend you'll find everywhere on the high street, from Zara to H&M. Middleton wore the white blazer over a white T-shirt paired with cropped blue trousers and trainers by one of her and French girls' favourite brands—Veja.

If I had to guess, I'd say that at least 50% of French women own some sort of tweed blazer or jacket, as they make everything look chicer (trainers included) and give off that Chanel vibe we all know and love. With that, scroll to shop Middleton's French girl–inspired look as well as tweed blazers and jackets for your own trainer outfits.


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.