Renowned for her regal style with a hint of modern panache, the Duchess of Cambridge knows the key to dressing like a royal is all about the accessories. From stunning topaz earrings to suede booties with a block heel, this mom of three has mastered the art of elevating a conservative ensemble with the right colorful and luxurious add-ons. No where is Kate’s consummate elegance more apparent than when she adds a scarf to complete her fall and winter lookbook. From playful plaid to festive fringe and modest shawls, the duchess knows how to transform an everyday fashion moment with graceful neckwear. In fact, Kate is so fond of scarves that she even has Princess Charlotte wearing the winter staple for school pictures!
Here are Kate Middleton’s 10 Best Scarf Moments:
- Safari Showstopper
For a morning safari in India in April 2016, the duchess looked splendid in a beige scarf by Flora Garments, a London shop specializing in merchandise from around the world with an emphasis on apparel and accessories ideal for travel. Kate’s embroidered stole also can be worn as a pashmina wrap.
2. Timeless in Tartan
The Duchess of Cambridge wore this Artisan Hand Woven Spun Silk Scarf in Strathearn tartan at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and offset the colorful creation with a red coat.
3. Canadian Cover-Up
For an overseas outing with Prince William, the duchess selected another tartan scarf on the Royal Tour of Canada. The future Queen consort wisely opted to give her forest green Hobbs coat a little pizzazz with Canada’s national tartan and selected a Maple Leaf scarf from York Scarves.
4. Prints Charming
Kate showed off her sporty chic style with an official Olympic silk scarf at the 2012 summer Olympic Games. To meet the British field hockey team, the fashionista wore a colorful patterned scarf with a navy Pucci jacket and coral skinny jeans.
5. Pretty in Pakistan
The duchess rocked a beautiful printed chiffon dupatta from local retailer Bonanza Satrangi for a meeting with Pakistan’s prime minister. The Cambridge matriarch looked picture perfect in her traditional dress including a bright green tunic coat by Catherine Walker.
6. Retail Therapy
For a shopping trip to John Lewis in January 2015, Kate wore what’s believed to be a pale pink Zara coat and carried a Tod’s bauletto bag. To complete the winter-friendly ensemble, Kate added a black fringed scarf.
7. Mommy Moment
Despite battling morning sickness, Duchess Kate looked stylish leaving the King Edward hospital in a powder blue scarf alongside her husband in London in December 2012.
8. Paisley Princess
In 2008 long before she became front page news, the future duchess opted for a brown beret and paisley scarf for a winter outing.
9. Tory Story
In India in April 2016, the duchess looked glam in a floral mesh gown by Tory Burch and a bright red scarf for a private dinner with the King and Queen of Bhutan. For the royal evening, Kate wore a Pickett London stole created from a cashmere and silk blend that was handmade in Nepal.
10. Wale of a Good Time
In 2011, Kate looked chic in her casual ‘commoner’ clothes as she went for a grocery run in Wales in a cashmere ruffle wrap from American Brand Minnie Rose. The knit green shawl was perfect for some supermarket sweep at the local Waitrose.