While we wait for Kate, the MIA Duchess, to make an appearance (she visits Oxford on Sept. 8; and just added, she’ll be at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games on Sept 10, and the Drumhead Service at Lee Valley Athletics Center on Sept. 11), let’s take a look at Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and her awesome teal pants.
Sophie was at the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta and reception on September 5, as Patron of the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO)–Sail Training International hosted the event. Sophie visited with the trainees who sailed in the Regatta. Sail Training International is all about the development and education of young people, so at least half of the trainees on each of the 19 boats are under 25. Sophie got in on the royal selfie trend when she took a selfie with Leading Sea Cadet Morgan Smith (above).
James Stevens, Chairman, Sail Training International and ASTO, said, “I was delighted that our Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex met many of our trainees and also attended the ASTO reception on board the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s accessible tall ship Tenacious to congratulate the ASTO skippers. They achieved great results in the race and do vital work providing challenge and adventure for young people.”
Let’s talk Sophie’s fashion, because it’s truly awesome. Sophie wore a black blazer, purple shirt with a shark (?) design, teal pants, and tan Converse. I love this look so much. It’s appropriate for the event, casual but put-together, yet fun and awesome. This is how you show personality through clothing. Only someone with a lot of confidence and a fun personality would wear teal pants (and pull them off without looking ridiculous). I love it so much. Go Sophie!
Incidentally, the purple shirt Sophie is wearing is actually something she acquired during a previous royal engagement. In March, Sophie and Edward visited the Isle of Wight and Sophie visited Rapanui, a local sustainable fashion label, and picked up this shirt (it’s made out of bamboo). How great is it to see Sophie wear a piece of clothing from a place she visited during a previous engagement. That’s awesome that she’s supporting them by wearing this shirt to an engagement.