Tuesday, 26 March 2013

STYLE STEAL: Kate Middleton

A HUGE style icon of mine is Kate Middleton. She really hit the scene with a storm and I fell head over heals with her wardrobe when I first saw her in a fabulous trench, fascinator and the most gorgeous pair of Knee boots! (And of course her famous wedding dress) She just has one of the best classy yet down to earth looks I've ever seen!
Picture 1:  Twill trousers by J Brand, a Smythe blazer, Linda Camm belt and Pied A Terre wedge slingbacks.
Picture 2: A navy Issa bird print with black pumps.
Picture 3: Erdem’s blue lace Cecile dress with nude pumps and nude clutch.
So this post is just the start of a series basically showing you a celeb/star/icon of mine in a few select outfits; then I'll attempt to "copy" these with more high-street names rather than a Royal Budget! (So Hopfully I'll do the stars some justice!)

Outfit 1: 
This is a take on Picture one: Her more down to earth skinnies blazer combo.
Piped Slim Joggers By Boutique: Topshop: £45
Vila White Tombra Ruffle Neck Top: Newlook: £24.99
Ponte Boyfriend Blazer: Topshop: £40
Teens Black Knotted Canvas Wedges: Newlook: £14.99
This is the basic look to the outfit - I would add some statement jewellery to brighten it a bit and to get those gold buttons on the blazer nip to your local market and they're cheap as chips (to quote that never used line!) and then just crack out an needle and thread and get creative - so easy!

Outfit 2: 
This is my simplistic take on picture two - and man it was hell to find that dress!
Bird Print Tea Dress: Select: £14
Navy bird print chiffon dress: Polyvore/Dorothy Perkins: £18
Oval Face Pendant: Topshop: £8.50
Kelly Brook Black Suedette Platform Court Shoes: Newlook: £24.99
I gave two options for the dress as the dress Kate is wearing is Navy, but rather dark, so I thought I'd show a black option. Also the necklace she's wearing is rather tiny. so I just went for something that was still classy, but has a bit more oomph!

Outfit 3:
A take on her simple yet elegant lace dress with her leg elongating  nude pumps with matching nude clutch (my personal favourite as I can't resist a cue clutch!)
Black & Pink Lace Sweetheart Dress: Quiz: £24.99
Covered Stud Clutch: Topshop: £38
Nude Suedette Court Shoes: Newlook: £19.99
Round Hoop Earrings: Topshop: £7.50
Hexagon Bolt Cuff: Topshop: £15

The dress is fabulous for value and would go well with the nude pumps and studded clutch bag; which I picked to "jazz" up the outfit, along with the gold jewellery - as I thought it needed a bit more sparkle for a fab night.

Well that's the last of my Kate Middleton outfit steals - but of course, without stating the obvious a Kate Middleton day-to-day look wouldn't be complete without a gray, blue or cream midi as a staple (they have some fabulous ones in Topshop at the mo!) a Green/Khaki trench dress coat and a fabulous pair of knee high boots! (Barratts is the place to go for these babies!)

I know some people have done the likes of Millie Mackintosh, Lady Gaga, Una Healy and even some Hollyoaks characters - but I just wanted to show my only love of the Royals through Mrs. Wales! I mean don't even get me started on her hair - I think I'm basing my wedding hair on her's!

So that's my take on a few outfits by one of my favourite style icons. Have you got and style icons or a love for Kate like me? Kate is fabulous and classy - but next I think it's time to steal the style of some one a bit crazier??

Tell me what you think...

Rachael
x

4 comments:

  1. Kate has such an elegant style, Her wardrobe hair and make-up are flawless!

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    1. Oh her hair is astounding. She has such natural grace! X

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  2. Love Kate's wardrobe, specially the first outfit! Great post :)

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite

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    1. Oh I've got most things from the first outfit so I think I'll be paring them hahaa x

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