At a pre-Olympics event in London, Kate Middleton showed off her signature sophisticated style in a gray-and-white plaid flared Hobbs dress — as soon as we saw it, we thought it would be perfect for the office. To break up her look, Kate cinched her waist with a white woven belt and wore matching slingback Pied a Terre espadrilles. Finished off with a sharp black blazer, this ensemble would look totally appropriate at work or at a ladies luncheon. To get started, shop our favorite flared dresses below, then cinch your waist with this Chaps white woven belt ($30) and dress your feet with these taupe slingback espadrilles by All Black ($147). Pearl earrings like Kate's are optional but would add further classic flair. For a more shiny and modern take, sport these textured silver ball stud earrings by Nordstrom ($16).
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