Kate Middleton and tweed go together like biscuits and tea. There's certainly no shortage of it already hanging in the duchess' closet at Kensington Palace, but she seems to have just expanded her vast collection nonetheless. Kate Middleton's tweed suit is about to become your winter go-to.
On Wed., the much-adored royal mingled with schoolteachers at The Royal Foundation's Mental Health in Education conference to discuss the pilot she helped launch last year, "Mentally Healthy Schools." The Duchess of Cambridge is obviously a crusader for mental health, having just announced in Jan. a new support hotline for parents, too.
She has a big heart and a serious eye for style. Middleton stepped out of her town car at Mercers' Hall in the mother of all skirt suits. Black with a touch of blue, the double-breasted blazer features dazzling gemstone buttons (reminiscent of her engagement ring) and subtle fray at the hems.
Her pleated, A-line skirt hit just above the knee and she adhered to the royal dress code with black tights underneath. Although not yet confirmed, the two piece is thought to be a custom design by Alexander McQueen, who was also behind her captivating BAFTAs gown on Sun. (not to mention her iconic wedding dress).
This tweed skirt suit is both smart and stylish, the perfect pick for looking trendy and professional at the same time. Its heavy woven fabric was ideal for keeping the duchess warm in the wintertime, too. Tweed is perhaps the only way to wear a skirt in cold weather, and Middleton pulled it off so well.
Her simple suede pumps were by Tod's, a known favorite, and she carried a black suede Mulberry clutch to match. Behind her voluminous blowout were a pair of 18-carat yellow-gold, morganite-drop earrings.
Eager to copy the duchess' classy look? Get yourself a similar tweed suit to wear through the winter. The Zoe Report's favorites, ahead.