Kate Middleton Just Raised the Bar on Airport Style

Edward Barsamian
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Kate Middleton Just Raised the Bar on Airport Style

Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge swapped out the regal dresses, opting for a tailored approach to airport dressing instead.

It’s been a busy week for Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge—and it’s only Wednesday. Yesterday the Duchess greeted military families with her husband Prince William at a holiday event early in the evening before joining her Majesty the Queen for a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace. Between the tartan skirt she wore in the afternoon and Queen Mary's famous Lover’s Knot tiara she flaunted later that night, Middleton pulled off two fabulous fashion moments in the space of 24 hours.

It’s clear that the Duchess is on a winning style streak, judging by her latest look. It was wheels up to Cyprus for the young royal today, who is visiting the Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri. She swapped out the stunning heirloom jewelry for a low-key airport outfit, perhaps inspired by the understated wardrobe her sister-in-law Meghan Markle wore on a recent tour of Australia and Fiji.

Middleton sported Smythe’s appropriately named Duchess blazer in olive, an elegant and practical alternative to the frock coats and sheath dresses she has worn on her travels in the past. A simple white shell was tucked under her jacket, while wide-leg trousers—an unexpected silhouette for the Duchess—had an elongating effect that was amplified thanks to L.K. Bennett stilettos.

See this week’s best dressed celebrities:

10 Best Dressed: Week of December 3, 2018

WHO: Amber Heard

WHAT: Valentino Haute Couture

WHERE: At the Aquaman premiere, London

WHEN: November 26, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

WHO: Tessa Thompson

WHAT: Valentino Haute Couture

WHERE: At the Creed II premiere, London

WHEN: November 28, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

WHO: Emily Blunt

WHAT: Yanina Couture and Stephen Webster and Ana Khouri jewelry

WHERE: At the Mary Poppins Returns premiere, Los Angeles

WHEN: November 29, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

WHO: Leila George

WHAT: Oscar de la Renta

WHERE: At the Mortal Engines premiere, London

WHEN: November 27, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

WHO: Jourdan Dunn

WHAT: Diane von Furstenberg

WHERE: At Diane von Furstenberg and Edward Enninful Claridge’s Zodiac Party, London

WHEN: November 29, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

WHO: Dakota Johnson

WHAT: Givenchy Haute Couture, Cartier jewelry

WHERE: At the 17th annual Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco

WHEN: December 1, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

WHO: Candice Huffine

WHAT: Christian Siriano

WHERE: At the 11 Honoré pop-up shop opening, New York City

WHEN: November 29, 2018

Photo: Julian Mackler / BFA.com

WHO: Claire Foy

WHAT: Christopher Kane

WHERE: On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, New York City

WHEN: November 29, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

WHO: Ezra Miller

WHAT: Dior Homme by Kim Jones

WHERE: At the Dior Homme Pre-Fall show, Tokyo

WHEN: November 30, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

WHO: Victoria Beckham

WHAT: Victoria Beckham

WHERE: At John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City

WHEN: November 26, 2018

Photo: Backgrid

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