Pastel power suits to channel Kate Middleton’s Royal Institution look

Kate Middleton showed off how to power-dress this week, attending a roundtable at the Royal Institution wearing a candy pink trouser suit.

The two-piece is by Alexander McQueen, rumoured to be the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite designer, and featured a single breasted blazer and tailored trousers.

The royal paired the suit with Emmy London pumps in a complimentary pink suede, alongside jewellery from Mappin and Webb and pared-back makeup.

The general rule is; if Kate wears something, it means it’s in style. So we imagine pastel suiting is about to have a major moment.

The exact one worn is still available to buy, but those of us without a regal bank account may struggle, as the blazer costs £1,370 and the trousers come in at £640.

That said, there’s a wealth of similar options for different budgets, with shades of pistachio and baby blue complimenting soft lilac, pink, and lemon yellow.

Kate went for a peg leg style trouser, but if you want to offset the muted colours of a suit you can give your ‘fit an edge with a wide-leg style or a military-inspired blazer.

The clash of stereotypically ‘girly’ colours mixed with crisp tailored shapes will offset any worries you have about dressing too feminine. Plus, a pastel suit will see you through weddings, work events, and parties for years to come.

Here are our favourites if you want to channel Kate’s style:

Blazer Suit 100% Linen

Buy for £59.99 at Mango.

Etna Modern Lemon Suit

Get the blazer for £268 and the trousers for £168 at Reiss.

Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Colour Block Suit

Buy for £75.98 at Asos.

Lime Crepe Boyfriend Suit

Get the blazer for £149 and the trousers for £119 at Whistles.

Mid Pink Oversized Suit

Get the blazer for £42.99 and the trousers for £29.99 at New Look.

Ombre Tailored Suit

Buy the blazer for £25.60 (reduced from £32) and the trousers for £22.50 (reduced from £25) at Boohoo.

Tailored Military Button Suit

Get the blazer for £143.20 (reduced from £179) and the trousers for £79.20 (reduced from £99) at Coast.

Mid Blue Oversized Suit

Get the blazer for £45 and the trousers for £28 at ISawItFirst.

Oversized Linen Suit

Get the blazer for £120 and the trousers for £85 at & Other Stories.

Apricot Oversized Suit

Buy the blazer for £34.99 and the trousers for £19.99 at H&M.

Weekend MaxMara Valda Suit

Get the blazer for £320 and the trousers for £210 at John Lewis.

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