Thursday, 29 March 2012

Let's do the Kate!

Kate dresses beautifully - we would love for all to ollow in the footsteps of this simplistic classic and timeless style.

Her fitted, nipped-in jackets, silhouette-hugging dresses and timeless accessories are elegant and regal, yet age-appropriate.

She has the power to spark a fashion stampede simply by wearing something once. 

She often wears British designers such as Temperley, Mulberry and Burberry, which is a good blend of patriotic and classic. 

But Kate’s fondness for the High Street stores Reiss, Jigsaw and Topshop also show she’s a girl who’s not afraid to mix and match affordable pieces with designer labels. 

The phenomenon has become known as The Kate Effect. Whenever the Duchess of Cambridge appears in public, whatever she is wearing sells out instantly — both in store and online. 

KATE MIDDLETON'S PUMPS photo | Kate Middleton 
Love the Duchess's Rupert Sanderson "Malone" kicks, which carry a $595 price tag 

KATE MIDDLETON photo | Kate Middleton
For her first public speech, the Duchess chooses a colour that flatters her fair skin - 
a cobalt blue Reiss dress, a waist-cinching belt and black pumps

KATE MIDDLETON photo | Kate Middleton
The Duchess wears tights and accessories in the same hue as the bird print on her Orla Kiely dress

KATE MIDDLETON photo | Kate Middleton
She dons a double-breasted A-line coat with a shawl collar that looks so sophisticated

LEMONY YELLOW photo | Kate Middleton
This sunny hued dress is such a pleasant and cheerful addition to anyone's closet too!

TOUCH DOWN photo | Kate Middleton
For her arrival in Los Angeles, Kate stays neutral in a dove gray, draped sheath by London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic, paired with beige Jimmy Choo pumps and clutch.

PRIM AND PROPER photo | Kate Middleton
For painting with inner-city kids, Catherine chooses a crisp navy and ivory outfit from high-street favorite Whistles

Kate paid homage to Canada's flag in a bright red coat and dress by Catherine Walker and a maple leaf brooch from Queen Elizabeth II.

FLYING HIGH photo | Kate Middleton
Kate also chooses Issa for a barbeque in honor of charitable young people, opting for a decidedly more casual bird-print wrap dress, which she wears with dark tights and wedge espadrilles.

KATE MIDDLETON photo | Kate Middleton
She picks a versatile Zara frock that that can be paired with a blazer and tights to ooze sexy yet refined appeal

CATHERINE: THE TASTEMAKER photo | Kate Middleton
Kate knows just how to impress her adoring public, whether the occasion calls for recycling her popular Reiss dress (left) or by paying homage to Canada in a lace look (right) by native designer Erdem Moralioglu.

ROYAL BLUE photo | Kate Middleton
Kate gives Canadian style a nod by selecting two dresses by Montreal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu

LOVE A PARADE photo | Kate Middleton
The Duchess chooses a monochromatic look, wearing a By Malene Birger dress to march in a processional in Yellowknife, Canada

PRINT'S CHARMING photo | Kate Middleton
Kate looks California cool on July 9 last year wearing a Chinoiserie-print Jenny Packham dress, Kiki McDonough earrings and nude pumps

The Duchess wore a black and white silk dress to the wedding of her friend Sam Waley-Cohen.

THAT'S A WRAP photo | Kate Middleton
While sharing a laugh with First Lady Michelle Obama at Buckingham Palace on May 24 last year, Kate, just back from her honeymoon, glows in a form-fitting Reiss dress – which later sells out.

ALL THAT GLITTERS photo | Kate Middleton
The Duchess sparkles in a pink Jenny Packham gown as she attends her first official function as a royal: the 10th annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) gala dinner in London on June 9 last year

CREAM OF THE CROP photo | Kate Middleton
Selecting a sleek tan Joseph dress (and L.K. Bennett clutch and heels) to meet fans in Quebec City, the Duchess keeps her look breezy and summer-appropriate by adding simple coordinating accessories

VIOLET NIGHT photo | Kate Middleton
She sticks with a tried-and-true silhouette with the bright purple Issa dress she picks for the evening Canada Day celebration. 

HUSTLE & FLOW photo | Kate Middleton
Looking appropriately regal in a lavender Alexander McQueen pleated gown – accessorized with borrowed earrings from the Queen – Kate meets Hollywood's finest at the BAFTA Brits to Watch gala in Los Angeles 

GREEN WITH ENVY photo | Kate Middleton
At a private reception at the British Consul-General's residence in L.A. on July 8 last year, the Duchess stands out in a vivid green Diane von Furstenburg "Maja" dress and a snakeskin clutch, also by the designer.

ANYTHING BUT BLUE photo | Kate Middleton
Strolling the Buckingham Palace grounds hand-in-hand with her new husband the morning after their wedding, Kate makes a frugal style statement in a simple $90 blue dress by Zara.


  1. I love Princess Kate & her fashion style!
    So simple yet very elegant! :D

    1. I think she is the Queen of royalty-style! Magnificent!

  2. love the form fitting reiss dress : )