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Fresh Fashion Icon: Kate Middleton


Fresh Fashion Icon Kate Middleton
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4

Kate Middleton is probably the most well-known of all the Fresh Fashion Icons we’ve featured thus far. If you didn’t know already, Kate is set to become a princess(!) next month when she marries England’s Prince William. The media has been in a frenzy over the impending nuptials, so naturally we had to get in on the action.

Of course, we’re not featuring Kate due to the media hype – we’re in love with her impeccable sense of style. You can tell just by looking at her photos that the girl knows how to dress! Kate’s outfits are timeless, feminine and perfectly tailored. In addition, she always lets a little whimsy shine through with her use of elaborate hair accessories.

Want to see more of Kate’s style and learn some tips on how to dress like her? Read on to find out the three elements of Kate’s style, as well as some outfits for inspiration:

Prim & Polished

Kate Middleton Looks
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3

Whether she’s attending a charity function or preforming royal duties, Kate always chooses outfits that are chic and polished to perfection. She opts to wear fitted, yet conservative pieces like belted coats, skirt suits and opaque tights.

Outfit Inspired by Kate Middleton
Dress, Trench Coat, Clutch, Earrings, Pumps

Channel Kate’s look with an outfit that is fit for royalty. Wear a fitted peach-colored shift dress paired with a classic belted trench. A stylish pair of heels, a structured clutch, and some elegant drop earrings finish this chic outfit.

Casual Elegance

Kate Middleton Casual Looks
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3

When she’s not attending royal events, Kate’s everyday look is fairly low-key. She’s usually seen wearing jeans and a classic top or a simple day dress. Her outfits are very unfussy, but still give off an elegant vibe.

Casual Outfit Inspired by Kate Middleton
Jacket, Blouse, Jeans, Necklace, Sandals, Bag

Mimic Kate’s casual-yet-elegant daytime look by pairing some dark-wash, bootcut jeans with a fitted button-up top. Add a lightweight jacket in a pretty green shade for a look that is both subtle and refined. Accessorize with some sleek chocolate brown wedges and a matching purse large enough to hold all your essentials. A delicate charm necklace is the finishing touch to this laid-back and stylish outfit.

Unique Hair Accessories & Hats

Kate Middleton's Hair Accessories & Hats
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Whatever the occasion, Kate is usually spotted wearing an elaborate hat or hair accessory. These one-of-a-kind pieces reflect Kate’s personal style and give a little extra oomph to every fabulous outfit she wears.

Hats and Hair Accessories
Row 1: Flower Headband, Bow Headband, Feather Headband
Row 2:  Cloche Hat, Jewel & Feather Headband, Floppy Hat

Even though they’re absolutely gorgeous, the ornate head pieces Kate dons may not be the most practical choice for the average college girl. For a more wearable take on Kate’s look, try out a stylish hat or fun headband to add some spice to an everyday outfit.


What do you think of Kate Middleton’s style? Do you find her style inspiring? Would you wear hair accessories and hats like Kate’s? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Posted on on March 27, 2011 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , ,

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49 Responses to “Fresh Fashion Icon: Kate Middleton”

  1. 1
    March 27th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Her style is absolutely wonderful! I love the second outfit (:

  2. 2
    March 27th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    what a lucky girl! and i’m glad you featured her – whenever i see her on TV, she always looks so chic!

  3. 3
    March 27th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Love the little hats! She can dress like a princess, but she still looks her age. Great post!

  4. 4
    March 27th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Yay, I was one of the ones to ask you guys to feature her. I LOVE her style so much. I wish I could raid her closet. :)

  5. 5
    March 27th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I love her style esp the hats and hair accessories :)

  6. 6
    March 27th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    THANK YOU for writing an article about Kate’s style! I have always admired her style and she is one of my op fashion icons and inspiration! Of course, it helps that she looks good in ANYTHING! She always look so effortlessly put together and incredibly stylish. I love how she incorporates those crazy hats and pulls them off with ease! I am a huge fan of Kate and her style!

  7. 7
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I love Kate Middleton’s style. Living in Canada, the upcoming wedding is a big deal, some people hate the idea of it . . . personally I am just excited to see what she’ll wear!

  8. 8
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you so much for depicting kate’s style. I have been waiting forever for someone to do an article on her :-)

  9. 9
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Funny you girls are so font of her. I’ve heard she needed to take lessons because of her lack of style before she could marry her prince. So since she’s engaged to Prince William she was dressed by someone else. They did a good job given the pictures above…

  10. 10
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    She has the most amazing coats! I’m so jealous :)

  11. 11
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I like her style a lot, and the outfits you put together really reflect it perfectly. Well done! I’m glad she was chosen for this series. :)

  12. 12
    March 27th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    So, these outfits are awesome, but I would argue that Kate Middleton would probably not wear open-toe shoes, as per the second outfit. Just thought I’d point that out.

  13. 13
    March 27th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Kate Middleton’s style, and it is such an inspiration! Thanks for doing the article on this! :)

  14. 14
    March 27th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I absolutely adore Kate! She is probably my favorite style icon. She is so timeless and chic. hopefully i can build a wardrobe like hers! :)

  15. 15
    March 27th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I absolutely adore Kate! She will undoubtedly bring a fresh sense of style to the royal fam. Now if only I could pull off headpieces like her!

  16. 16
    March 27th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I <3 Kate's style! What I like best about it, is that she can be sooo stylish yet keep herself modest and classy :)

  17. 17
    March 27th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Kate is definitely my style icon. I love her classic, tailored looks. And the hats are fantastic. Thanks for featuring her!

  18. 18
    March 27th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Great post, love her!

  19. 19
    March 27th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for choosing Kate Middleton! Her style is so well put-together and impeccable. I love it!

  20. 20
    March 27th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! I love classic style.

  21. 21
    March 28th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I’ve never liked the gaudy hats that seem to be de rigeur for the royal women, though some of the more toned-down options are cute. I’m in love with the perfect tailoring.

  22. 22
    March 28th, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I have loved her style for years! I am so thrilled she and Prince William are finally getting married and that she is all over everything lately because I think her style, carriage and elocution are to be admired and aspired to.

  23. 23
    March 28th, 2011 at 6:41 am

    i love her polished style :)

  24. 24
    March 28th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I love her style! It is so classic, so feminine, so prefect! I don’t know how anyone can’t love it!

  25. 25
    March 28th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you so much for covering Kate! I love her. :)

  26. 26
    March 28th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Hi there,
    I love Kate’s classic style as well! I just wanted to pop in to say thank you for using one of my hair accessories in this post. They are all great!

  27. 27
    March 29th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I think many people would agree that Kate has fashion sense. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  28. 28
    March 29th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Love it! but could you fix the links to the different items in the outfits? They aren’t working for me!

  29. 29
    March 29th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Anna – Which links aren’t working for you? I just tested them all and they’re all fine on my end. Are you getting an error message or something? Let me know and I’ll try to troubleshoot!

  30. 30
    March 29th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful outfits! Although I think her best accessory is her smile, but her hats are very posh too!

  31. 31
    March 31st, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I need to point out, Prince William is not King of England he is the prince of Great Britain, as a Scott this inaccuracy is rather irritating!

  32. 32
    April 1st, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Zephyr- My apologies, the links are working fine for me now! Thanks for your offer of help though!

  33. 33
    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I love Kate’s style! She dresses conservatively, but oh-so-pretty. This is what I strive for in my own style! She’s still sexy but without every showing too much. And I also love that she’s been photographed wearing the same things more than once. Love her black espadrilles and her collection of black suede boots! She’s too pretty

  34. 34
    April 18th, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I just LOVE Kate’s eye-makeup so much!! I really want 2 know about how she does that. I wish there was a blog on it:(

  35. 35
    April 23rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    i totally like her style, but i don’t know if i can love it.

    i dress in a completely different way. my clothes are quirky and fun, and kinda weird, but most of all: young.

    i feel like her clothes are the kind of clothes my mom would wear.

    i like her style, but i think i don’t love it.

  36. 36
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    ahhh she is absolutely gorgeous! i love her chic sense of style and whimsical hats. the tailoring of her clothes are absolutely fabulous. i’m so jealous of her, i always said i would marry Prince William but of course i wish them the best!!

  37. 37
    April 29th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Oh, she’s so lovely!
    The wedding was simply smashing, don’t you agree? :)
    I love love love her style, she’s so elegant & refined but still youthful. She’s my inspiration :)

  38. 38
    October 13th, 2011 at 6:20 am

    she’s adorable personal…… never met like her!! so controversial, like Will’s mother

  39. 39
    April 29th, 2012 at 5:23 am

    I love Kate’s style. She is indeed always flawless, but I think she is also the person who looks good no matter what she is wearing.

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