Like the other royals before her, the Duchess of Cambridge gained a great deal of praise for her exquisite style. That said, following in the footsteps of her husband’s late mother, Princess Diana of Wales, what makes her wardrobe especially interesting—both inside and outside the fashion world—is how open it can be. Case in point, huh? Kate Middleton’s fall jacket, as seen in a new video posted by the Kensington Royal Instagram account.
Whether it’s a delicate face mask or a pretty Zara dress, Middleton has proved time and time again that dressing effortlessly stylish doesn’t only have to be limited to anyone who can pay thousands with only one item of clothing. So when she was seen wearing a lightweight coat from Alexa Chung’s Barbour Line, it wasn’t absolutely surprising—but it was a trend.
When you think of the Duchess and the outerwear, you would usually have seen fur pea coats, fitted dress coats, or trenches, but in this video—which dealt with the problem ofparental loneliness from being isolated from friends and family and provided help by mental health support organizations—it was especially gritty. Her jacket, designed by Chung (who is known for her own relaxed style), is a contemporary look at the barn and Adirondack coat designs. With a boxy form and utilitarian styling details, it may at first seem like an unforeseen preference of a royal wardrobe, But Middleton has proven her love of puffer jackets, tennis shoes, and yes,even jeans in the past, so this coat blends perfectly into her wardrobe.
The coat, which seems to have been sold in the past season, is basically sold everywhere, although there was limited supply remaining from Net-A-Porter at press time—and it’s 60% off. But if you can’t seem to get your hands on the same style, there are a few close ones ahead if you’re looking for one that’s just as chic and casual to wear this season.