Who doesn’t want to dress like the Duchess of Cambridge? Well, now you can.
There’s a reason why since marrying Prince William Kate Middleton has become a style icon worldwide. She has great style! It’s that perfect mix of classic and modern. She has consistent elements to her style, which means that learning to dress like her isn’t hard.
You know how you see a picture of someone wearing something and think, oh my gosh that’s perfect, where did they find that? With the Duchess of Cambridge, we’re in luck, because there are so many bloggers dedicated to finding out where each article of her clothing is from so that they too (and you) can have that classic, modern look.
Kate sticks to high-quality, fitted styles that are more traditional. And that’s actually getting harder to find in the modern market! So for women who want to dress in a feminine way, but not look outdated, Kate Middleton’s favorite brands make an excellent blueprint.
When Kate wears something it tends to sell out very quickly, but one thing you can easily do is shop from some of her favorite brands. It’s an easy way to get a Kate-inspired look, even if you don’t have her exact dress or top. So without further ado, let’s get into some of the duchess’ favorite brands.
To kick it off, let’s start with one of the more affordable brands Kate has shown love to recently. And that’s Ghost London! I really like this British brand because they make lots of pretty dresses you could see Kate Middleton wearing, but at a price point that’s more affordable.
Boden is another high street brand that Kate loves to shop. Their blouses are the perfect choice for a Kate Middleton-inspired look. Just make sure to choose a more conservative print, since Kate never wears anything that’s too out there. She’s also worn their blazer before, so you should check out that section of the website for a businesslike outfit or two.
Outerwear worthy of a duchess at an affordable price point? Count me in! The next time you pick out a new coat you should consider checking out the Massimo Dutti site. People will be dying to know just where you got it. Their coats tend to be more neutral so they would make a great choice for staple outerwear.
If you see Kate in a beautiful, formal coat, there’s a pretty good chance that it comes from Catherine Walker. This British brand is focused on serving clients in a personal way. Acquiring a coat from this brand would be an investment and more than just a click of a button. Even if you went through their e-couture process they would want to work with you virtually, as I’m sure they work with the duchess and her stylist when developing her pieces.
At a designer price point, Kate often selects coats (which make up a huge portion of her wardrobe) from Alexander McQueen. The brand definitely isn't cheap, but it’s an investment piece. If you’re patient, you can find wonderful options at consignment stores for much less money. And we know this designer has a special place in Kate’s heart because it was the designer she wore when she got married to William.
If you’re looking for Kate Middleton-approved jewelry, look no further than Missoma. Yes, believe it or not, you can wear the same earrings as Kate Middleton without making yourself bankrupt. Missoma London is all about minimal, good quality jewelry without the hefty price tag.
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This high street dress sold out very quickly after Will and Kate shared this photo on their Instagram account. This Scandinavian company is another one to check out when you’re searching for a Kate-inspired look.
Many of Kate’s high heels might be pretty expensive, but her espadrilles from Castañer are much more affordable. And these are shoes you can wear all summer long with just about anything! I have a pair myself and absolutely love them, so you don’t want to miss out on these.
Her green drop earrings are ones that Kate wears again and again. And those particular ones go for just $175. Excuse me while I go place an order. So if you want some royally selected jewels, Monica Vinader is a great brand to shop (and is one that Meghan Markle is also known to be a fan of).
If you ever decide to treat yourself to a beautiful designer dress, Emilia Wickstead is a great place to go. You’ll constantly see the duchess wearing printed dresses from this designer, and I’m obsessed with their designs. Maybe just visit the website to do some virtual window shopping?
Hey, even a duchess needs the perfect pair of sunglasses to get her through sometimes. We don’t often see the royals wearing sunglasses, but when Kate is pictured in them, more often than not it’s a pair of Ray-Bans in a classic style like the Wayfarer shape. Try more square, traditional shapes or cat-eye when looking for sunglasses Kate would wear rather than round ones.
Want sneakers you can wear to a royal event? Try out the favorites of Kate herself. She often wears an all white pair from Superga anytime she’s wearing sneakers.
Kate loves these boots from Stuart Weitzman, and she especially favored them while she was pregnant, which I think is a good indicator that if you need a comfortable boot, this is the way to go. Pair them with some black tights and you’ve got the perfect fall or winter look!
Shopping like the Duchess of Cambridge is a surprisingly great way to introduce yourself to new, smaller brands that won’t break the bank. So the next time you’re looking to update your wardrobe, take a look at some of these shops and Kate Middleton-ify your closet.
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