Valentine鈥檚 Day is smack in the middle of winter (according to Punxsutawny Phil, anyhow), and it鈥檚 so *cold* outside. It鈥檚 chilly even thinking about slipping into that beautiful dress you鈥檝e been dying to wear for your date night. Never fear 鈥 royal style icon Kate Middleton has come to the rescue with a surprising take on Valentine鈥檚 Day style that鈥檒l keep you toasty.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The RAF Air Cadets At RAF Wittering

On Tuesday, Duchess Kate visited air cadets at RAF Wittering. Although she could鈥檝e worn one of her go-to skirt suits for the official engagement, she chose a modern, military take on Valentine鈥檚 Day dressing. Kate looked sleek in a red Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini鈥檚 twill blazer ($1,515), black pants, coordinating gloves and Kiki McDonough Lauren heart-shaped earrings.

The preppy jacket is part of the Italian brand鈥檚 Resort 鈥17 collection. The double-breasted blazer is accentuated with embossed gold buttons and was inspired by the work of French designer Jean Bouquin who was responsible for developing actress Brigitte Bardot鈥檚 effortless boho French girl look.

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