For many women in the public eye, having a good selection of trusted go-to items in their wardrobe is imperative.
Knowing they can throw together a look which is stylish, comfortable, and suitable for the occasion using a few key pieces means they have more time for the other things going on in their lives. The Duchess of Cambridge is currently increasing her royal duties as she juggles two preschoolers at home, so she has over the past few years developed a collection of individual style items that effortlessly make up her signature look. We break it down here . . .
Slimming but not TOO slimming high-necked, knee-length dresses made up the bulk of Kate’s working wardrobe when she became a member of the royal family. High Street bargains from Reiss and L.K.Bennett and designer numbers from Catherine Walker, Roksanda Ilincic, and Roland Mouret have all created a polished and professional businesswoman look.
No dangling straps or bulging bags for Kate it’s all about the sleek, inscrutable box clutch. She has them in all the colors of the rainbow, but her most used are in go-with-everything tan, cream, chocolate, black, and navy, while her favorite labels are L.K.Bennett, Stuart Weitzman, Jenny Packham, and Alexander McQueen. Now if only we knew what she kept in them
Need to smarten up breton stripes or add a bit of power to a pussy-bow blouse? Chuck on a blazer! Kate’s frequently worn this navy number by Smythe.
Whether it’s a show-stopping red carpet gown, a flash of glittery Jimmy Choo Vamp sandals or even a touch of glitz in the belt of her Alexander McQueen evening wedding dress, Kate loves a little razzle-dazzle — as seen recently on this Erdem gown.
It doesn’t matter whether she’s running on the beach, playing football, or jumping around on the grass — Kate will strap on her wedges and she’s good to go for any smart-casual occasion. Her favorites are by Stuart Weitzman, but she also wears Dune and Pied a Terre.
Apricot Tara Jarmon, emerald Hobbs, fuchsia Mulberry, scarlet Carolina Herrera, plum Séraphine, and sapphire Reiss — Kate’s coats of many colors are an important part of her look. And more importantly, it doesn’t really matter what you’re wearing underneath — just fasten the buttons and you’re done!
Kate uses bows as a way of prettifying an otherwise sensible or mature outfit. They pop up on many of her hats, all of her Cornelia James gloves, several of her clutch bags, and even on her L.K.Bennett Agata sandals.
Midi Dresses With a Blouse Sleeve
These are a recent addition to Kate’s look. In 2016, the duchess wore several ’70s-style boho dresses including this floral print from L.K.Bennett, a green and pink Anita Dongre in India, a white lace Dolce and Gabanna at Ascot, a poppy-print Alexander McQueen for an event at Buckingham Palace, and a red and green Vanessa Seward festive print for a charity Christmas party.