10 Kate Middleton-Inspired Style Tips

  

Ever since her first public debut on the arm of Prince William, fans have ogled at Kate Middleton’s highly polished and elegant sense of style. Her look has become known for clean lines, timeless color palettes and minimal embellishment. She is the queen of a tailored power suit and graces the royal court in her professional yet fashion-forward style time and time again. We’ve seen the frenzy that occurred after her sapphire engagement ring was publicized and we confirmed the Kate Middleton craze when similar styles of her wedding dress sold out everywhere immediately following her wedding. What better role model to look to for style inspiration than the woman who charmed the world with her commoner-turned-princess evolution? Follow along for 10 tips to dress like a princess inspired by Kate Middleton herself:

10. Add a belt to flatter your waistline

Kate Middleton’s petite frame is the envy of girls everywhere, but partly because she knows exactly how to show it off! Kate’s tendency to add a belt to various dresses and ensembles attracts the eye to the tiniest part of her torso and is ultra flattering. We’ve noticed the key to achieving the belted look like Kate is to keep the color palette the same. For instance, in this photo she adds a cream colored belt on top of the same color dress. This cinches the waist without breaking the color palette and keeps things looking streamlined. The visual interest really comes from the texture of this outfit rather than a bold color or pattern.

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9. Jewelry should be detailed and delicate

Many stars opt for extravagant diamonds and statement jewelry pieces to tie their look together, but not Kate Middleton! This classy Duchess always sticks to dainty, understated jewelry pieces to top off her look and often wears a simple silver chain watch or elegant pearls. In this particular look, Kate wears a modest matching necklace and earring set which looks super delicate and polished. These pieces complete the outfit by adding understated detail rather than making a statement of their own.

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