15 March 2012 by

Kate Middleton is a Dressed-Down Duchess in an Emilio Pucci Blazer and Colour-Popping Jeans

Kate Middleton is a Dressed-Down Duchess at the London 2012 Olympic Park Today

Ever versatile, Kate Middleton ditched her trademark coat-dress style for a visit to the London 2012 Olympic Park this morning. The Duchess of Cambridge undertook the engagement in her role as an Olympic Ambassador and chose to wear a dark blue wool blazer adorned with gold buttons over a white T-shirt with a pair of uber-cool, skin-tight red jeans. She polished off the look with an official Team GB supporters' scarf tied around her neck and a pair of ladylike black heels. We're loving the colour-popping, Middy.

Kate Middleton is a Dressed-Down Duchess in an Emilio Pucci Blazer + Red Jeans at Olympic Park

The brilliant What Kate Wore blog has identified the double-breasted jacket as this smart Emilio Pucci number. Ooh, a touch of high fashwan, eh? The Punto Milano jacket is available from Selfridges.com for a cool £1,145. We'll keep you posted on those red jeans...

Kate Middleton is a Dressed-Down Duchess at the London 2012 Olympic Park Today

Kate soon swapped the smart blazer for a laid-back grey GB tracksuit top and Adidas trainers, accessorised with a hockey stick, to join Great Britain’s women’s Olympic hockey team. What a sporty Duchess she is! Of course, the 30-year-old is known for being a fitness fan and as a schoolgirl, she was team captain of the hockey team at Marlborough College. 'The last time I played was 2005...so I am really nervous now!' she told the players. And she looked slightly embarrassed about her outfit choice, saying, 'The colour of the pitch is, well, eye-catching. My trousers really clash.' Ah, we've all been there.

Kate Middleton is a Dressed-Down Duchess at the London 2012 Olympic Park Today

This is the first of two outfits for Kate today. The DoC will join the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for a visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London this afternoon, so stay tuned Kate fans...


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Haytham Malkawi (Thu Mar 15 15:06:16 GMT 2012): This is Kate Middleton.
Abaigeal Hickey (Thu Mar 15 15:12:51 GMT 2012): Stunning and classy as always.
Fumié Ní Ghallchobhair-Takabatake (Thu Mar 15 15:37:20 GMT 2012): She is beautiful but too skinny!
Karen Derus Durling (Thu Mar 15 17:40:25 GMT 2012): She has the perfect figure!
What Kate Wore (Thu Mar 15 23:40:16 GMT 2012): Many thanks, credit for the blazer ID goes to the brilliant Ayvee of DianasJewels.net, all of the plaudits go to her. :)
James McCallum (Fri Mar 16 00:02:03 GMT 2012): "Accessorised with a hockey stick" Are you being serious? She was playing hockey! What's next? She was walking with legs, accessorised by feet...
Nancy Colson (Fri Mar 16 00:41:23 GMT 2012): Is the blazer navy or black?
Chloe López (Fri Mar 16 00:43:48 GMT 2012): One of my favourite outfits! Matching the Olympic scarf with the coloured pants was in good taste, I love seeing her dressed down for once (and she still manages to look stylish!)
Angel Ambrose Shands (Fri Mar 16 04:04:50 GMT 2012): i really think she should have worn some really chic flats with this outfit rather than the heels before she changed to the tennis shoes. i thought the heels were too bulky for the tiny jeans. what do ya'll think???
Lisa Zerbib (Fri Mar 16 04:15:09 GMT 2012): I have a feeling the blazer is black.
Pauline Matthew (Fri Mar 16 04:19:51 GMT 2012): The Duchess looked stunning today. Love the way she paired the skinny jeans with the blazer and the heels. This is the way the women dress when they going shopping on Rodeo Drive (very expensive stores and where all the movei stars and the like shop) in Beverly Hills California. She looked very chick.
Lisa Luevano (Fri Mar 16 05:28:14 GMT 2012): I think it would have been much nicer with valet flats but overall just stunning! Such a lovely woman!
Lisa Luevano (Fri Mar 16 05:28:34 GMT 2012): *ballet flats
Vava Shagwell (Fri Apr 06 01:52:52 BST 2012): her shoes were completely WRONG with this ensemble, IMO.
Victoria Loya (Tue Aug 06 18:07:47 BST 2013): Love the blazer! Kate has such great style.