Since Kate and Wills, or should we say the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, returned from their honeymoon they seem to have been keeping out of the public eye and getting on with married life just how they wanted to. After not too long Prince Harry became the nations favourite bachelor and Pippa became the nations newest style crush.
That was until Kate and Wills came back on the scene, firstly to meet the Obamas on their visit to the UK, and again just last week when they enjoyed a day at Epsom races. We were reminded exactly why we fell in love with Kate’s classic and sophisticated style, and she’s already caused websites to crash and shops to sell out thanks to the floods of people who want to get their own piece of Kate’s style.
You’ve all probably seen her Epsom race day outfit now, and the first thing that probably caught your eye was her hair – unusually for Kate it was pulled back away from her face into a chic low bun, letting her stylish taupe fascinator take centre stage (although not the centre of her head, maybe Beatrice and Eugenie’s wedding hats weren’t quite up Kate’s street).
The key to getting Kate’s races look right is the jacket, which fitted her perfectly and was central to her sleek look. This South jacket will have the same effect – the single button keeps it simple and fitted, the three quarter sleeves make it the perfect summer cover up and the colour is as elegant as they come!
Team with a skirt in a matching shade, Kate went for a pleated style but this lace skirt from Love Label will add some texture and keep the outfit looking up to date. Keep the rest simple with nude heels, a small clutch and that all important fascinator.
If you were a fan of Kate’s Obama-meeting outfit, this South dress is a great style match in terms of shape and colour. Nude? Check. Structured? Check. Simple yet effective? Huge check. Pair with black court shoes and a matching black clutch a la Kate, or give it a pop of colour with bright heels and add a bit of glam with some drop earrings, like this gorgeous pair, new in from French Connection.
Just remember that the key to getting Kate’s style is to keep it simple, clean and sophisticated. We’re loving the new trend for smart, tailored looks, and long may it continue with Kate as our reigning style queen!