It’s no secret that Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is our spirit animal when it comes to understated, elegant style. We’ve spent a ton of time (perhaps too much? Nah) perusing Middleton’s best fashion moments and attempting to emulate her various royal looks. She recently wore Princess Diana’s favorite tiara and then turned around to rock the most casual of chic ensembles at a Cub Scouts event. So yeah, there’s basically nothing she can’t pull off.
And our girl Kate has done it once again at a Christmas party for volunteers at The Mix youth service in a super uncharacteristically bold-patterned dress.
She literally looked like a living, breathing human holly bush. And even though that sounds kinda insane, rest assured, she looked AH-MAZING.
Ah! We just love it! The belt (which creates an awesome silhouette), the black heels, and the simple clutch all go to perfectly compliment the loud patterns. And speaking of the pattern, let’s take a closer look, shall we?
We absolutely love how this outfit is 100% holiday-themed (it’s literally a red and green dress covered in holly leaves) without seeming even a little bit over-the-top. It manages to be totally festive while maintaining a chicness fit for, well, a queen.