What’s in the Duchess’ Closet?
The Duchess of Cambridge has become a style icon of our generation. People scrutinize every outfit she wears. Why? Because there hasn’t been one that doesn’t look amazing on her! She’s classy, sophisticated, stylish, and wears clothing that doesn’t go out of style. She’s becoming a ‘classic’ icon similar to Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. Despite having a personal stylist and shopper, she has always had taste in clothing in before marrying Prince William. What influences her amazing wardrobe? More importantly, how can we dress in a similar way? I’ve found a few key pieces that the Duchess seems to go for time and again.
1. Navy Blazer
The navy blazer is a classic and doesn’t go out of style. Not only that, it can be worn with many different outfits. It can be dressed up or dressed down. The possibilities are limitless.
2. Fitted Jeans
Jeans are a staple in anyone’s wardrobe. But do we see a lot of denim in the Duchess’? Actually, we do. However, she has taken a trend and made it her own by adopting fitted, colored jeans into her wardrobe. This is her small nod to current trends mixed with her very classic style.
3. Nude Heels
Everyone knows her go-to shoe is a nude pump. It elongates the leg and matches everything. Her frequent trips touring the world require careful packing and planning so a shoe that works with everything really lightens the load.
4. A Cocktail Dress
Kate knows a good dress! We see her in dresses more often than anything else. Having a cocktail dress that can be used multiple times and is neutral in color is nice a addition to any closet. Each time you wear it change up the accessories for a fresh look!
5. A Striped Shirt
She’s been wearing these since before marrying Prince William. They well with the navy blazer she loves so much and does a lot for the classic, preppy look she embodies. Stripes can be problematic for some people, but not for Kate. Her slender figure allows her to wear almost anything she wants to.
6. A Button Up
Classic oxford button ups are just that- classic! They come back every season and people fall in love all over again. And apparently Kate does too!
What are a few staples you’ve noticed she wears? Do you have any for yourself? Comment below!
6 thoughts on “Style Inspiration: Kate Middleton”
Kate is without a doubt my biggest style inspiration. She seems so down to earth, while being (in my opinion) the best dressed woman on the planet! Can’t wait to see how she dresses baby George as he gets older. Great post – I definitely have these staples in my closet too 🙂 http://www.prepandthecity.com
Oh I know! George is darling!! He’s just precious and I heard there’s another royal on the way!
She wears lace a lot (wedding dress, nude Alexander McQueen dress with her LK Bennet pumps in the photo you have above, navy Erdem dress during the Canadian tour, white dress during the Australian tour), she’s a fan of tall wedges, and she has lots of fit-and-flare dresscoats.
Yeah, I guess it’s kind of obvious that I follow her fashion pretty closely. haha. She just has such a phenomenal sense of style!
She’s a classic! Literally! And she wears outfits that are appropriate to the setting that she’s in. Remember the Canadian tour? She was wearing white and red one greeting officials.
Yes, her cute red maple leaf fascinator was adorable!
I love her! She is everything I wish to be! lol