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Duchess Catherine is the Queen of work wear fashion: Here's the proof

This royal means business.

By Jess Pullar
Office life can sometimes feel a little bit like your first experience living in a flat share.
You're sharing fridge space, respecting others personal space and don't even get us started on the battles surrounding air con temperature (some people feel like they're sitting in Antarctica while others liken it to the Sahara Desert - there's no winning)!
But there is one thing that provides plenty of scope for autonomy when it comes to working an office job - your wardrobe.
Indeed, with office life comes an array of fashionable possibilities - and whether you're in a corporate or casual environment, there's one particular royal who is providing all the inspiration we'll need to take us through the year.
Queen of chic Duchess Catherine is here to provide all the work wear inspiration we'll ever need. (Image: Getty)
You guessed it - Duchess Catherine is known for her knack for style, and many of her looks are so versatile that you could easily get away with wearing them for the office, right through to an evening engagement - win win!
As the kids go back to school and a new working year gets underway, we decided to take a look back at the royal mum-of-three's best work wear inspired looks. Take notes, people - the Duchess of Cambridge has you covered.

1. The classic blazer

Whether it's going in a plaid print or a Chanel-inspired tweed, the blazer is well and truly en vogue, and Kate's flawless wardrobe is case and point.
Pair it with a roll-neck jumper in the winter, or a crisp white shirt in the summer, this corporate look will keep you looking sleek from home to the office.
See how Duchess Catherine has nailed the the blazer look below.
This Smythe moss green blazer and wide-leg pant combo worn by Kate in 2018 is the epitome of chic. (Image: Getty)
And in another fashion display of dreams, Kate's black skinny jeans struck officewear gold when paired with her Smythe grey blazer and roll neck jumper. (Image: Getty)
And if you're hoping to cool down the corporate vibe, this Smythe navy blazer paired with printed pants is the definition of smart-casual. (Image: Getty)

2. The skirt suit

If Duchess Meghan is the current queen of maternity fashion, Kate is the queen of the skirt suit.
Smart, feminine and powerful, a knee-length hemline paired with a bold shoulder is sure to help you ooze confidence.
See our favourite skirt dress styles worn by Kate below.
A dash of Chanel oozes class, but Kate's overall ensemble here looks like she means business. (Image: Getty)
The ultimate winter inspiration - Kate's berry red skirt suit by Paule Ka is a statement in itself when paired with a black roll neck jumper and stockings. (Image: Getty)

3. Dresses

You can't do workwear without a few staple dresses, and Kate's got one for every occasion.
On warmer days, opting for a floaty, printed style is always fun, while in winter, a tweed knitted style looks professional, yet chic.
See our favourite dress styles on Kate below.
This blue Altuzarra polka dot dress is bold, bright and perfect for summer. (Image: Getty)
Meanwhile, a fitted, structured style can also make just as much of a statement - much like Kate's Gucci dress pictured. (Image: Getty)
Pretty in pink! Kate's gorgeous pastel pink dress by Emilia Wickstead is functional and form flattering - perfect for the office. (Image: Getty)

4. A wool jacket

Inevitably, winter will rear it's icy head at some point this year, and we've all been subject to one of those aforementioned air-con debates that leaves the office feeling like you've just stepped into a freezer.
That being said, it would be wise to invest in a wool jacket for the winter. This way, you've covered (quite literally) for your commute, as well as for the day ahead - aircon on full-blast or not.
See our favourite wool coat looks on Kate below.
This Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafinidouble breasted blazer-coat looks comfy and chic on the royal. (Image: Getty)
And in another perfect workwear display, Kate's blue peacoat by Mulberry is office-appropriate, and super snug. (Image: Getty)

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