Style Star, Kate Middleton

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We all love Kate Middleton’s life story. A seemingly normal upper-middle-class girl marrying a real-life prince and living the real fairy-tale life as the future queen of England. However, Kate has become a celebrity in her own right. I remember when Prince William and she were dating, there was much curiosity around her. At that time, she dressed nice, but what cemented her as a style icon was her navy blue Issa wrap dress for her engagement announcement. The dress sold out overnight and Kate Middleton was born as a style icon.

Then came the Alexander McQueen wedding gown. The designer nor the design of the dress were publicized until she emerged from the car on her wedding day. I still remember my reaction when she first stepped out. It was exquisite, no, it was perfection. Soon I found out my reaction was the same as the rest of the world. There was so much praise about it that it actually has its own Wikipedia page.

Originally, I was going to write a post on Kate’s top 5 looks, but during the research, it was quite difficult to narrow down from hundreds of worthwhile choices. From her glossy light-brown hair to her simply chic pumps, she oozes royal elegance.

So, instead of a countdown post, I decided to write a “How To Dress Like Kate Middleton” guide. So here goes:

1.  First, you need a knee-length pea coat. Now, I am not talking about the basic black or brown coat. I am talking vibrant, lively, vivacious jewel tones. And then pair it with matching pumps.

2. Second, you need a good pair of classic basic nude or black pumps. Kate is a lucky girl. Duke of Cambridge or Prince William is a tall guy so she can get away with wearing high heels, but she has been spotted wearing flats, low-heel boots, and sneakers as well. If you notice, she focuses on neutral tones that can be worn multiple times with different outfits. Pick a couple of pairs of basic black or nude pumps and they are versatile enough to sport with dresses and pantsuits of any color and style.

3. Third, you need to have hats. We live in America so hats are not an important part of the dressing. In England however, hats are a big deal and are a perfect accessory for a dress. I say, why not start a hat trend here at weddings or parties? Some of my favorite Kate Middleton looks entail hats. Hats can complement your shoes, your clutch, or the entire dress.

4. Fourth you need some conservative knee-length dresses. I haven’t seen Kate Middleton wear that many skirts, but I think she loves dresses. She is a royal so modesty is a deciding factor in her wardrobe choices. Post-marriage to Prince William, I have never seen her in tacky clothes. Her attire has been pleasant, soft, and feminine. If I could describe her fashion sense in one word, it would be feminine. She is not afraid of colors but dresses appropriately for her age and role.

5. Lastly, you need to love earrings. Kate belongs to one of the most famous royal family and probably one of the richest, but I haven’t seen her much in ornate jewelry pieces. She has worn a tiara a couple of times and diamond necklaces here and there, but her go-to accessory is usually a classic pair of earrings.

Well, here are five ways to dressing like Kate Middleton. I hope she keeps wearing memorable clothes so I can keep writing fun posts like this. Happy shopping!