Kate middleton printed trousers

How to style printed trousers like Kate Middleton

The Duchess makes a tricky trend super easy

By Amy Lewis, 06 September 2016
How to style printed trousers like Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton’s style file is already a bulging tome but nonetheless, the Duchess has managed to wow the nation once again with a daring (when it comes to Royal protocol, at least) outfit choice.

Last month she broke new ground by opting for an off-the-shoulder dress at an official engagement for the first time – and now she’s donned a lively pair of printed trousers!

Taking a tour around Cornwall's Rainforest Biome Kate slipped into the ankle-skimming skinny trousers, teaming them with a fitted navy blazer and wedged heels to nail smart-casual chic.

Like the look? Here’s how to style a pair of printed trousers just like the Duchess. 

Start with a monochrome palette

If this is your first foray into printed trousers, ease yourself into the trend with a black and white or navy print (like Kate’s) that’s easy to match with neutral basics. Then, once you’ve built up your confidence, go for broke with whatever catches your eye.

Look for flattering shapes

A bold print will draw attention, so make sure you find a fit and cut that you feel comfortable wearing. 

Keep your look simple

When accessorising your trousers, look for simple separates to help balance the look. Keep to one statement piece and add in a neutral top or jacket to avoid the outfit becoming too busy.

Smarten up with a blazer

Kate’s blazer is no accident – if you’re worried about the outfit looking too casual, a fitted blazer will smarten things up instantly.

Feeling inspired? Shop for your perfect pair of printed trousers now at George!