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How to Get the Kate Middleton Look

Guest Author - Helene Choi

Officially known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is a fashion icon in both England and the United States. Always tastefully dressed in a young, sophisticated way, Kate has really earned her spot as a well-known fashion celebrity worldwide. Since her marriage to the handsome Prince William, Kate Middleton has been followed by many fashion bloggers. In fact, entire websites have been dedicated to Kate and her beautiful sense of style.

One can only feel green with envy at the thought of her massive closet, as well as her limitless budget when it comes to shopping for designer clothing. But the best possible aspect of Kate Middleton's style is that it's easy to replicate without spending a fortune on clothes. Her look is based on timeless, classic styles with a modern twist, and a sophisticated edge that can work for women of all ages.

Are you ready to copy the Kate Middleton look? Let's start by taking a look at the fashion silhouettes she chooses:

Knee Length Coats & Dresses in Classic A-line - Rarely does Ms. Middleton go shorter than knee length. I suppose being royalty means that there is a certain dress code to follow. If you look at pictures of Kate Middleton, she's often seen wearing knee length coats, suits and dresses. Often, she goes with a fashion forward and classic A-line which is very flattering and feminine. The bonus is that it looks wonderful on most body types. When she's not sporting the A-line, Kate stands out in a classy pencil skirt or dress.

Belts and More Belts - Kate Middleton can be seen wearing lots of different belts, and the belt may or may not be attached to the garment. Suit jackets and wool coats belted at the waist is a frequent occurrence in photos of Kate. Her slender figure is perfect for belts, and it adds a little feminine touch to pea coats and fashion flair to suit jackets. Not to mention, she looks absolutely stunning with skinny little belts over girly floral dresses.

Short Waist Coats and Jackets - When Kate Middleton wears a knee length skirt suit, she often pairs it with a short blazer with a slight flare or peplum. In speaking of suits, it's okay to be matchy matchy when you're Kate Middleton. The modern styling of her suit allows exact matches to look perfect and pretty. But even when she isn't wearing a suit, you can see her in short leather blazers and jackets with skinny jeans, as well as tweed waistcoats with a few large buttons with trousers or skirts.

Decorative Hats and Headpieces - Red, blue, white, fuchsia, and black. Lacy, feathered, mesh, and wool. No one quite wears hats and decorative headpieces like Kate Middleton. She wears lots of smaller decorative fashion headpieces that are off center to one side of the head. As for color, her hat matches her outfit or goes a whole other direction in a bold, striking color. She's also been seen wearing berets and cowboy hats. Anything goes when it comes to Kate Middleton's hat. She does it in a beautiful, tasteful way that looks just right for the occasion.

Stunning Accessories - On a nice spring day, you can see Kate Middleton wearing classic stiletto heel shoes in a fabulous color that adds contrast to her dress or suit. They are never overly tall or decorative, but very basic and pretty. For a more casual fall look, Kate can be seen with a fun pair of knee length boots with a small heel or none at all, worn over skinny pants or with a skirt. And of course, no matter the occasion, Kate Middleton always has the perfect little clutch that completes her look.

Need a few ideas? You can replicate the Kate Middleton style by adding 10 pieces to your wardrobe!

1. Wool knee length coat with a belt
2. A Short peplum blazer
3. Matching skirt for the blazer in an A-line or pencil silhouette
4. Skinny belt
5. A neutral pair of classic stiletto heels
6. Knee length boots with a small heel or no heel
7. A pleated knee-length A-line dress
8. A medium clutch purse
9. A pair of skinny pants
10. A hat or a decorative hairband

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