When it comes to her Windsor wardrobe, the Duchess of Cambridge often gravitates toward investment pieces. Not one to fill her closet with the latest trendy pieces — she instead opts for reliable, comfortable and practical styles. From go-with-everything neutral pumps to timeless business blazers and plenty of pearl earrings — the busy mom of three has curated the ultimate clothing capsule collection.
And while it can be difficult to Keep Up with Kate on daily basis, there’s no need to fear. Crafting a Cambridge Capsule Clothing Collection is not that difficult. Each item featured has played a major role in Kate’s rotating rolodex of royal recycles.
Here’s how to Create a Kate Middleton Capsule Clothing Collection:
- Boots for Any Outfit
No Kate-happy wardrobe would be complete without her tall suede Aquatalia Rhumba boots. Dedicated to the stretch suede boots with a stacked heel since 2011, these pull-on shoes which made in Italy are the ultimate in versatile footwear. With a slender profile and tapered heel, these work-friendly knee-high must-haves are a requirement for any Crown Clothing Collection. Kate has worn the suede black boots at least 20 times.
How to Wear It: Pair with sweater dresses, skirt suits and black skinny jeans
2.) Bag for All Seasons
No modern fashionista has a complete wardrobe without a go-to travel bag. Kate has been loyal to LongChamp since her days pre-marriage and has utilized the lightweight nylon shoulder bags to function as everything from overnight totes to royal tour carry-ons. The duchess owns LongChamp bags in multiple colors and has frequently been spotted with the brand’s black top handle bag.
How to Wear It: Carry for travel excursions, daytime errands or use as an overnight bag
3. Wrap Coat for Any Weather
Every woman needs a sophisticated wrap coat in their closet. Dressed up or dressed down, a classic coat is the ultimate style statement. Elevate a basic jeans and sweater look or gain extra coverage for a night on the town with chic and cozy belted outwear. The duchess has known the power of a slimming and stylish shawl collar coat since 2016 when she sported Sentaler — now the look is everywhere.
How to Wear It: To avoid adding bulk pair with skinny jeans and add heels or boots, wear draped over bodycon dresses or even on top of athleisure styles (leggings and slim hoodies)
4.) LBD for Any Occasion
Every style savvy woman needs an LBD in their closet and Duchess Kate is no exception. Stunning in a dark cocktail dress — the royal has worn lace illusion dresses by Dolce & Gabbana for major family functions and events. Kate donned this sheer floral lace design with a scalloped trim for the Festival of Remembrance in the winter of 2015.
How to Wear It: Pair with heels for evening engagements
5.) Blazer for All Business
No workwear wardrobe would be complete without a stylish jacket. Ideal for looking polished and professional for work outings — a tailored wool blazer is one non-negotiable in any career closet. Kate has mastered the art of blazer dressing — opting to utilize the jacket for special appearances and royal tour stops as well as casual sporting events like Wimbledon. She often pairs her favorite jackets with turtlenecks, plain white crewnecks as well blouses and button downs. Most frequently spotted in Smythe’s Duchess blazer (Kate owns the topper in army green and navy) — Kate has become a real trail ‘blazer.’
How to Wear It: In lieu of a cardigan wear with sheath dresses, classic boatneck or crewneck shirts and preppy tops