By EDWARD BARSAMIAN
It’s been quite a week for Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge made waves at the beginning of her Canadian tour with elegant dresses fromAlexander McQueen and Preen, and appears to be wrapping up her first official visit to the North American country since Trudeau took office on a more casual note. Her knack for mixing high fashion pieces with affordable finds from the British high street has caught the world’s attention. And her latest fashion moments are a testament to those style smarts.
On Friday, Middleton stepped out in an olive version of her favorite Smythe blazer, loosening up the tailored look with a pair of basic skinny jeans and R.Soles Western-inspired boots. She swapped out the blazer and Alice Temperley blouse for a preppy fire engine red sweater later that day. By Saturday afternoon, she was looking and feeling more relaxed and cool than ever. While meeting with children at the Cridge Centre for the Family in Victoria, Canada, Middleton opted for a city-friendly ensemble in black and white that paid a nod to Savile Row tailoring via J.Crew’s tweed shoes. Ever the price-conscious shopper, she finished the outfit with a jacket from Zara and an H&M top. Just before embarking on the Pacific Grace ship in Victoria Port, she switched out stilettos for Superga sneakers, and her blazer for an anorak—a very royal yet affordable take on athleisure, indeed.