Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge aka everyone’s favorite princess bride, Kate Middleton certainly has a penchant for the color navy! She routinely works the color into her wardrobe, sometimes head-to-toe, and the results are chic, fresh, and polished everything we’ve come to expect from the lovely Kate over the years.
Want to copy Kate’s royal style? Then you’ll need to start with a navy sheath dress, like the Roland Mouret number Kate wore when she departed England last week for her Canadian tour with new hubby William. Two to try: Tadashi Shoji Pleated Jersey Sheath Dress, $328; and David Meister Cowl Neck Sheath Dress, $168; both at Nordstrom.com.
Then you can add navy accessories, like a pair of chic navy pumps (try Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Zabrina” Pumps; $98, Dillards.com; or Mossimo Pearce Pumps, $30; Target.com). Kate recently wore a pair of navy Prada pumps to an Irish military event as a lovely match to her Alexander McQueen military coat, proving that sometimes, matching is a good thing!
You might not need a coat anytime soon, but when you do, try out a chic navy blazer (an affordable option: Ae Preppy One-Button Blazer; $69.50, Americaneagle.com). Not only does this option look chic and polished with jeans and flats, it’s a great and unexpected topper for your favorite dresses. Just make sure to look for a cut that’s fairly body-conscious so you don’t look like you borrowed your boyfriend’s jacket!
Finally, top off your look with a navy handbag. There’s an absolute plethora of options online, with styles and materials galore from which to choose. But for one similar to Kate’s Mulberry bag, check out the ‘Ava’ Small Navy Handbag (75 sterling; Handbagfairy.co.uk) it’s modeled after the famous (and pricey!) Kelly handbag.