Friday, January 11, 2013

Kate's Capsule Wardrobe

When it comes to the latest trends, the most demure styles and the ultimate in sophistication; Kate Middleton has it nailed. This is just one of the reasons many of today's fashionistas choose to imitate her style.

The dresses, shoes, hats and coats she has been spotted wearing this season are already flying off the shelves. Kate's wardrobe has a number of advantages, one being its versatility and another, the price tag. 

Although she holds the title of a Duchess, Kate still enjoys shopping on the high street. Many of the brands in her wardrobe are one’s we’re all familiar with, including Reiss, Radley, French Connection, and L. K. Bennett

All of these labels boast a timeless style which generally means each ensemble can be worn again and again over the years. Accessible to those of us without Royal titles, Kate’s style is a definite inspiration – but what would you be likely to find in her capsule wardrobe?

Suited and booted

A good pair of boots is a must for any fashionista. When investing in this style staple it is important to consider the current trends very carefully. Those that desire a quality pair of boots, created in buttery, soft leather will need to think about spending a little more. 

If you purchase an exceptional pair of leather shoes you will begin to see a return on your money in the long run and an important tip to remember is to always choose a timeless style.

Even when wrapped in several layers, Kate still manages to appear chic. This stylish plum number is the perfect example which she has chosen to team with classic suede knee-high boots. This ensemble was worn on a visit to Newcastle's Civic Centre earlier this year.

The boots, entitled the 'Rhumba Boot,' can be purchased from Aquatalia. For a leg lengthening look, choose a similar style that hits just below the knee; heel optional. A great tip involves investing in a protective leather or suede spray. Apply to the shoes prior to wearing them outdoors in order to ensure that they withstand rain, wind and snow.

With winter fast approaching, a leather fabric may be more suited to the snow and showers we are currently experiencing. Gold detailing is very much in this year and adds an extra edge to an otherwise demure style. 

Try the Zeric Tall boots by Enzo Angiolini for a sleek and elegant yet practical style.

Sartorial Style

For St Andrews Day, Kate returned to her old preparatory school, which is located in Berkshire. It was here that she donned a sartorial style complemented by a navy and green tartan Alexander McQueen coat– another great style we can certainly take inspiration from.

Tights and accessories

Black opaque tights are a favourite of the Duchesses' this season, allowing her to don cutesy knee length dresses while still keeping the winter chill at bay. A simple, smooth pair of denier tights will elongate the figure and look stunning – as demonstrated by Kate.

The Duchess fur hat is a very daring choice but if you want to pull it off then make sure you match it with lux coat. 

Alternatively you could opt for a black knit for a more wintery feel and remember to match with your other accessories. Small clutch bags in a complementary shade and delicate jewellery are the perfect finishing touches to this sort of style.


  1. Nice Post, Ashley!
    I like the way you wrote it too-very professional!
    A Modest Fashion Blog:

  2. Love this guest post! Kate Middleton is one of my favorite celebrities. Thanks for doing this, Ashley :)

  3. I beg to politely differ . . .the Duchess is not a celebrity, she is the future queen of Britain and the Commonwealth


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