Kate Middleton is certainly a purveyor of understated elegance.
Her royal wardrobe is filled to the brim with classic silhouettes, neutral colour palettes and her signature statement-making dresses that leaves us begging for more from the future Queen-consort.
After her sartorial splendour at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we would’ve understood if the Duchess was to settle for something more simplistic and austere for her next public appearance.
However, in true Kate fashion, the Royal appeared at a children’s charity in London in ensemble that appears to be plucked off the runway.
Taking cues from the minimalist collections of The Row, Khaite and even Australia’s own Beare Park, Kate recontextualised the office-approved blazer and suit pants combination with a refreshing take on corporate clichés.
Kate paired classic cut Roland Mouret tailored pants that look like they’re straight from Savile Row with Gianvito Rossi suede pumps and a quilted purse. Completing the look was Kate’s über-stylish lapel-less blazer.
Of course, any fashion fan will know that the lapel-less blazer has taken over from the structured single-breasted as the look du jour. Loved by the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and the Olsen sisters, if this isn’t a sign to incorporate the collarless style into your workwear arsenal, we don’t know what is.
Thankfully for us, Kate’s blazer isn’t some custom couture creation, rather a high-street piece that won’t set you back. The garment is a Zara creation that only costs $70, and best of all, it’s available to buy online.
While the piece is only available on the brand’s UK website, if you use a parcel forwarding service you’ll be able to own a piece of Kate’s covetable Royal wardrobe.
However if making the effort to pay for extra shipping and handling fees isn’t for you, than keep scrolling below for five of the best lapel-less blazers on the market.
Collarless Suit Blazer, $970 at Totême
Gala Blazer, $319 at St Agni
Comme Des Garçons Raw Finish Collarless Black Blazer, $975 at Parlour X
Cue Collarless Blazer, $345 at The Iconic
Laced Suit Jacket, $690 at Acne Studios