Kate Just Wore the Most Fashion-Forward Outfit We've Ever Seen Her In

The Duchess of Cambridge's style is often considered a little bland for the fashion crowd—too many Breton tops, coat dresses and beige patent pumps for the street style set's liking. Given that she's representing the royal family on an international stage, Kate Middleton needs to look polished; select classic items she tends to choose will photograph well and won't date after several months.

It's not an easy task to tick all of these protocol boxes while also pleasing the fashion crowd. However, during 2018, we noticed Kate was making considerably more fashion-forward choices, favouring sharp tailoring, avoiding bold colours and experimenting with hair accessories. Rather than Queen Elizabeth–style coat dresses in primary hues, she started wearing outfits that we'd expect to see on Victoria Beckham or our favourite French influencers. 2019 is set to be no different.

Case in point? Today, Kate made an appearance at the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in Kennington wearing a very spring/summer 2019 blouse by It designer, Gucci. In a chic shade of purple, Kate's blouse featured a pussy-bow neckline and buttoned cuff, which together created a seriously '70s finish—especially when paired with wide-leg trousers. We also clocked the delicate lilac hue of her Aspinal box bag, which is another key trend for the new season. Clearly, Kate is way ahead of the curve—we say keep up the good work!

To see more of this look up-close and to revisit all of Kate's best style moments, keep on scrolling.