A definitive guide to Kate Middleton's favorite fashion finds
No one gives us more closet envy than Kate Middleton these days, and the biggest reason we can’t take our eyes off of her is because she’s got looking chic down to an art. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up eight items from the Duchess of Cambridge’s wardrobe that will have you looking like a princess in no time. In some cases you’ll find the exact items Kate favors—the white sneakers, for example—but we’ve also found less expensive versions of some pricier favorites. Yes, it’s possible to look like royalty on a budget.
1Brown Boots: G by Guess
No other shoe can achieve this level of comfort and sophistication. Whether you’re wearing leggings for a casual day or a sundress for brunch, these Duchess-approved boots are a must for any aspiring royal.
To buy: For a similar product: $70; macys.com.
2Black Skinny Jeans: H&M
Everyone should own a basic pair of black skinnys to dress up or down. (We think Kate would agree.) Grab a few so you don’t have to do laundry around the clock—you’re going to live in these.
To buy: $15; hm.com.
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3Nude Tights: Nordstrom
If you’re surprised to learn that Kate’s favorite accessory is a pair of nude tights, consider this: What’s a closet without a few pairs to polish off a dress or skirt? Not only do these ones match your skin tone, but they’re also super soft and lightweight so you’re not carrying around any extra weight.
To buy: $33; nordstrom.com.
4Striped Top: Kule
Even Kate Middleton knows there’s something special about a classic tee. It makes it look like you’ve mastered the art of looking effortlessly polished. And that’s what we like to call magic.
To buy: $88; barneys.com.
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If Kate’s taught us anything, it’s that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. And at this price point, you’ve got nothing to lose.
To buy: $64; bloomingdales.com.
6Espadrilles: Nine West
What’s more “casual Kate” than a sundress paired with some espadrilles? Plus, they’re perfect if you need a little height boost.
To buy: $45; 6pm.com.
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7Rain Boots: Sam Edelman
Rain, rain, don’t go away! But only if you take a page out of Kate’s book and scoop up a pair of durable beauties to splash through some puddles with.
To buy: From $60; amazon.com.
This article originally appeared in Real Simple by Tamara Kraus.