Kate Middleton Style Lessons
During her royal honeymoon in Canada, Kate Middleton was the perfect example of class, elegance and finding that mix between function and style. We can all learn a lot from the Duchess, here are the lessons that you should take away!
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Lesson #1: Going dragon boat racing is no excuse to put on the sweats!
While in Prince Edward Island, Kate and Wills tried their hand at dragon boat racing. For a high maintenance girl like me, this would have been a nightmarish wardrobe situation, but it didn’t seem to faze Kate. She pulled off a windbreaker jacket with dark, skinny jeans and a pair of very cute boat shoes. She kept her make up and hair simple to give off an effortless look.
Lesson #2: When in doubt, reach for the classics!
Kate often doesn’t opt for the uber-trendy pieces, she remains true to herself and her style. She knows what looks good on her body and she doesn’t stray. Seen in Canadian designer Erdem, Kate chose two similar lace shift dresses. One in a fantastic navy and cream lace, the other in a bright blue, both with boat neck collars. Kate gives a nod and huge push to Canadian fashion. The well tailored dress flatters her figure and she wore both dresses with a pair of nude heels, ladies take note- nude pumps make your legs go on for miles!
Lesson #3: A good coat is hard to find!
One thing my mother has taught me is that you need to invest in a good coat. During the winter, it is the first thing someone sees of you and if you have a boring or ill-fitting coat, that is what they will take away. A great statement coat makes for a personality piece you will wear over and over again. Here, Kate is seen wearing a navy trench coat that flares out slightly when belted; she was also seen wearing the same coat back in 2008. The coat accentuates her trim waist while being a bit playful and sophisticated at the same time.
(Images via whatkatewore.com)
Lesson #4: Have fun!
Canada day came and Kate paid tribute by wearing a fabulous red maple leaf fascinator by Sara Fletcher. Fashion shouldn’t always be stuffy, have fun with it! If it makes you happy, go with it.
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Lesson #5 When in Rome…
As Kate and Will joined the Calgary Stampede, she wore an outfit fitting for the event and adopted the ways of the Calgarians down to her cowboy hat. Her Temperley London ‘Rodeo Shirt’, is a combination of a classic Western button down and a lace, tuxedo style blouse. The shirt is perfect for the occasion because it is an interesting and cute option that lets Kate express her personal taste while being in the Western theme. Now- I am about to have a huge girl crush moment here, but let me say that Ms. Middleton looks like she was poured into those jeans. They are a fabulous fit on her and the low rise bootcut is a great look that gives the slim Kate some awesome curves.
Lesson #6: Let your personality and beauty speak for itself!
Sometimes, you need to go understated to let your natural beauty shine through. You should wear the outfit- the outfit shouldn’t wear you. Kate wore a cream dress by Danish designer Malene Birger while in Yellowknife. The dress is simple with clean straight lines, obviously well cut- the dress doesn’t overtake Kate though and so she becomes the standout, not the dress.
Lesson #7 It’s all about the shapes
Kate sticks to the tried and true figure flattering shapes in her clothing. Like her blue trench, this red coatdress nips in her slim waist and creates curves by flaring out into an A-Line. The shoulders which peak out slightly further accentuate a small waist. Kate does a great job of knowing what looks good on her and wearing only items she knows will flatter her.
What was your favourite Kate Middleton outfit during her time in Canada?
(Images via whatkatewore.com)
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She's always very elegant and appropriate. I wonder how many 'minders' she has helping her make those selections? I'd love to wear all of it. Now about Prince William's hair. Do you think he'd ever shave it off? As you know, I am a fan of bald. Every guy who is losing his hair should go bald. It's much sexier/younger looking than wispy pieces flapping in the wind. But would the Queen allow it?
@mamaluv I'm right there with you on the boy crush! He's balding and I still think he's hot. I'm a bit weirded out by that lol. I think it's the way he carries himself, and dresses, and did you look at that body?? Broad shoulders, lean hips, understated elegance. Looks great without looking like he's trying too hard. oh boy....*fans herself*
Is it just me, or is Prince William the new it accessory? I'm so incredibly obsessed with the power couple, especially after reading about their trip to skid row! found on Perez Hilton.
She is just so classy! Love all her outfits!
The bright blue Erdem dress, the Temperley blouse and the maple leaf fascinator definitely stood out for me!
There's nothing about her I don't like. She always looks sophisticated and well put together, without looking like she tried too hard. Out of all the styles mentioned above, my utmost favourite has to be what she wore in Calgary.
I really like her style!
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