The Duchess of Cambridge consistently demonstrates how relying on capsule classics and finding what suits you is a guaranteed way to achieve a chic wardrobe. Her most recent public appearance was a shining example of this, as she attended the Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth over the weekend wearing a nautical-inspired look.
Kate stepped out in a timeless Breton striped top, which she teamed with tailored white Holland Cooper shorts, gold hoops, and her favourite white Superga trainers.
One of the many reasons the duchess’ style is so sought-after is her timeless aesthetic that steers clear from passing trends. Alongside other famously stylish women, such as Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel, Kate has regularly been seen wearing Breton striped top for less formal occasions – one of the most enduring fashion items you can own.
A legitimate wardrobe staple, it’s a fashion classic in the truest sense of the word; a piece that is guaranteed never to date, is easy to wear, and can be worn all year round. The royal also knows the importance of investing in key brands that you can rely on time and time again. Kate is known for her love of re-wearing, whether it’s a Self-Portrait dress for an elegant soireé or her trusty Supergas.
Over the years, the trainer has remained central to Kate’s wardrobe as she’s worn them on several occasions – from her 2016 Canada tour to the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. The royal-approved shoe is not only popular in Kate’s wardrobe; Princess Diana was also fan.
Kate’s attendance at the Sail Grand Prix was in support of 1851 Trust, which works to inspire young people to explore science and technology through sport. The duchess is a patron of the trust, and met with young people working to improve marine health in Plymouth.
She later slipped into a wetsuit and took to the water – her first sailing trip following the pandemic – where she joined a race between Great Britain and New Zealand’s teams.