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Kate Middleton High Street Looks at Lakeside

As we reflect on The Queen’s Jubilee, we wanted to look back at the trend setter of the royal family, Kate, and all her fabulous looks over the years.

Published 7 June 2022

As we begin to reflect on the Queen’s Jubilee, we wanted to look back at the trend setter of the royal family, Kate, and all her fabulous looks over the years.

Kate Middleton may be royalty with a stunning wardrobe, but our favourite royal style princess is a strong supporter of the high street. The Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted wearing many affordable pieces from some of our favourite brands from the Great British high street over the years, so our team of experts have picked some of Kate’s top looks so you can update your wardrobe and give it that royal touch, but with a high street price.


Look 1


Kate is no stranger to a Straight Leg Trousers, which she dresses up and down, depending on the event, so we have hand-picked these Straight Leg Trousers with stretch for £22.50 from Mark’s and Spencer’s. These trousers are perfect for the office, the school run, or meeting your adoring fans, like Kate. Dress this look up or down with a shirt, or simple tee, just like Kate. Complete this look by adding a pair of white all star frilly thrills ox trainers from Schuh for £65, and a white scoop next top from Primark for £2.

Look 2


Green pieces are an essential to your wardrobe for Spring as Kate knows, looking chic in a Jumpsuit, and keeping it casual with trainers. We have found this gorgeous Green Floral Shirred Wide Leg Jumpsuit £27.99 from New Look so you can dress just like Kate. Complete the look with a Slim Single-Breasted Blazer from Marks and Spencer for £45.00 and The Tormatch White Trainers for £110 from Clarks.

Look 3


Kate is no stranger to a playful polka dot number, and we love this Black Polka Dot Tie Neck Mini Dress for £38.00 from River Island. Kate has worn a polka dot dress several times, as it’s such a classic staple piece to any spring wardrobe. Dress it up or down with boots, or throw on some heels like Kate, ready for your royal appointment. Complete this look with the V Neck Black Cardigan from Primark for £8, and the Lipsy Foldover Side Zip Clutch Bag for £20.00 from Next.

Look 4


Kate Middleton wore this yellow eyelet A-line frock while on the Diamond Jubilee Tour in 2012 and while visiting Australia in 2014. Yellow is the ultimate spring colour, and you’ll be the Belle of the ball in this Cerellia Beach Dress from All Saints for £99. Look and feel like a princess is this stunning dress. Complete the look with these Woven Beige Pump Shoes from River Island for £32.00, and the Floral Sequin Zip back from Accessorize for £35.00.

Look 5


The Duchess of Cambridge first wore this simple lavender dress for an official visit to Germany in July 2017, later re-wearing the look to the Global Ministerial Health Summit in October 2018. This stunning lilac colour is a must-have this season. We can’t get enough, and you can shop the look with this Satin Lilac Dress from Zara for £45.99, adding a spring/summer twist to Kate’s sophisticated look. Complete the look with the Mini City Bag from Zara for £25.99, and the Lorelli White Crossover Mule Shoe for £29.99 Linzi Shoes.

Accessorises


Every outfit needs accessories, and Kate does accessories perfectly. Kate can usually be spotted with a little clutch bag on her public appearances, so we have picked out our top 3 Clutch bags, as seen similarly on Kate so you can ensure all your important items, are close by.

Kate looked lovely on Easter Sunday, sporting an elegant blue look, and a darling clutch bag. If you are looking for something similar, you will love the Tara Clutch Bag in Blue from Accessorize for £20, Or for the perfect bag for your next evening out the Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Wristlet Bag from House of Fraser for £95 is a must-have.

For an everyday option, and to add a bold twist on an everyday outfit, the Leather Clutch Blue Bag from Zara for £120 will be your go-to bag this spring. Perfect for running errands, or date night.

Casual Look


Kate is pictured in her downtime, usually sporting a striped tee, and teaming it with a pair of jeans. Perfect for the village fete, or a play date. Shop Kate’s casual cool look from H&M with the Long-Sleeved Cotton Top for £9.99. It also comes in blue, yellow, and red, a colour for every occasion.

You can never go wrong with a good pair of skinny jeans. We love to know that skinny jeans have Kate’s royal seal of approval. Shop the look at All Saints with the Miller Mid-Rise Stretch Push Up Skinny Jeans for £99. Complete this look with the Hood Saddle Crossbody Bag for £69.99 from Superdry.

Spring/Summer


Dress any spring/summer look up or down with a good pair of shoes, as Kate does so well. In this look, Kate has teamed a pair of Wedges with a stunning dress. Perfect for a garden party. Shop the look at Next with the Forever Comfort, Closed Toe Wedges for £40. Float into spring with florals, just like Kate and complete this look with the Smock Tiered Midi Dress from £15.00 and keep all your essentials close by in the Soft Panel Detail Across-Body Bag for £24.00 from Next.

The Duchess often turns heads wherever she goes, and rightly so. Kate has created the phenomenon, known as ‘The Kate Effect’ and we love that ‘The Kate Effect’ has hit the High street. Time after time, and look after look, Kate has proven, she really is just like us, and loves the high street, and we can all look, and feel like a million dollars, for a fraction of the designer price.

Shop all of these looks at Lakeside.

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