Dressed-down Kate Middleton dons Zara blazer in New Zealand

Dressed-down Kate Middleton dons Zara blazer in New Zealand

Following her glamorous appearance at a state reception on Wednesday, Kate Middleton stepped out in a more dressed-down ensemble for a day of boat racing in New Zealand.

While meeting the Air Force personnel and their families with husband Prince William, the Duchess opted for a casual-chic look – dark skinny jeans, a navy blazer over a striped top and sling-back wedges.

Kate’s double-breasted blazer featuring gold buttons is from high street retailer Zara.

With a price tag of just $147 CAN, the jacket was still available in all sizes when Kate first stepped out.

The Breton-striped top that she wore underneath the jacket is from Me + Em, costing $88, and her cork and navy suede wedges are from Stuart Weitzman.

Kate has worn the shoes many times before for more dressed-down affairs. Most notably, she sported them to the London Olympics in 2012 to cheer on Zara Phillips in the Equestrian event.

The elegant Duchess dressed up her relaxed ensemble with a pair of Grace Collection white topaz and diamond stud earrings by London jeweller Kiki McDonough (valued at approximately $1,273 CA), according to reports.

When it came time to participate in the yacht race against Prince William, the Duchess changed shoes to a pair of Sebago Bala flats, costing around $156.

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