While the duchesses have had a busy summer with garden parties, polo matches as well as Trooping the Colour and the Royal Air Force celebration, there’s nothing scheduled on the social calendar for these busy royal women until fall. With that in mind, now is the opportunity to reflect on the duchess approved winter and fall essentials that are perfect for wearing back to school or returning from summer vacation.

Whether you’re going back to school or simply need a refresh on a winter work wardrobe, here are some style essentials that are duchess approved.

A Great Fall Coat

While the Duchess of Cambridge prefers dress coats, shearling styles or blazers, Duchess Meghan gravitates toward waterfall wrap coats with large shawl collars. Moreover, Kate often wears knee-length coats while Meghan loves long maxi styles.

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Shop Meghan’s Back to School Coat Style
Mackage Mai Asymmetrical Wool Coat, $750

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Shop Kate’s Back to School Coat Style
Burberry Shearling Trench Coat, $3,495


The Perfect Winter Boots

Both duchesses love a cozy pair of winter boots to wear when temperatures drop. Kate loves Sorel waterproof styles with fleece lining while Meghan prefers water resistant leather and flannel duck boots for trips to yoga class.


Shop Kate’s Back to School Boot Style
SOREL Tivoli III Women’s Waterproof Boots, $130


Shop Meghan’s Back to School Boot Style
Kamik Sienna Duck Boot, $99.98


The Fashionable Fall Bag

Gone are the days of boring backpacks and style challenged shoulder bags, the duchesses are totally on trend and often carry petite clutches and structured tote bags for royal events and outings. The Duchess of Cambridge prefers rhinestone clutches with a little dazzle while Meghan loves girl-on-the-go crossbody styles or tricolor leather tote bags.

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Shop Kate’s Back to School Handbag Style
Jimmy Choo Celeste Crystal and Suede Clutch, $1495

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Shop Meghan’s Back to School Handbag Style
Strathberry Tricolor Midi Leather Tote, $740


A Fall Hat

The duchesses always make style statements with their dresses and shoes but their hats are also always fashion forward and fun. Kate loves pompom sweater style toppers while Meghan prefers a good old fashioned baseball cap.

Shop Kate’s Winter Hat Style
Eugenia Kim Rain Faux Fur Pompom Beanie, $315

Shop Meghan’s Winter Hat Style
New York Yankees Baseball Cap, $29.99

Looking for more affordable options? Dress like a duchess for less with our #mimicmeghan and #replikate styles.

Broooks Brothers Wool Blend Trench Coat, $298

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Sorel Tivoli II Suede and Rubber Short Boots, $85

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Pompom Knit Beanie, Dorothy Perkins, $9

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Vegan Leather Satchel, Nordstrom, $88

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Ted Baker Evening Bag, Nordstrom Rack, $74.97

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Wool Wrap Coat, Mango, $229

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