Many people assume dressing like a duchess (or princess) is not for those with limited funds — in fact, many of Kate Middleton’s gorgeous garments are worth thousands of dollars and her shoes are hardly cost conservative. Designer dresses, pricey pumps and luxe handbags make dressing like Kate seem out of reach.
However, you can get the Princess of Wales glamorous style without breaking the bank.
Here are 10 Tips to Get Kate Middleton’s Style on a Budget:
- Invest in a Pair of Riding Boots
A classic pair of equestrian inspired boots will elevate any daytime ensemble and pairs perfectly with skinny jeans, cargo utility coats and chunky wool fair isle sweaters. Kate’s beloved riding boots cost $695 but there are plenty of Replikate options. Naturalizer, $119
2. Befriend the Blazer
Affordable blazers around $40 can be found at retailers like Target and Walmart and instantly make a simple t-shirt or camisole look professional and polished. Kate’s blazers typically cost $700 or more.
3. Believe in Belts
The British beauty is notorious for adding a sophisticated spin on simple coats with chic croc or stately square buckle belts. Not only does a belt add a bit of interest to her ensemble but the cinched effect flatters her figure and makes her look slim and svelte. ba&sh belt (seen on Kate), $124
4. Look Lovely in a Longline Coat
A blazer inspired long coat creates a streamlined silhouette and gives any outfit a sophisticated upgrade. The princess owns many double-breasted long wool coats from Alexander McQueen costing $4500 on average. Find a low coat alternative and look fashion-forward in a flash Avec Les Filles, $239
5. Master the Midi
The princess frequently wears flowy and lightweight chiffon midi dresses in floral or polka print. For big red carpet moments she also embraces the airy fabric. Kate’s frothy styles cost $3000 or more but there are look for less options. Eliza J, $188
6. Do the Crocodile Rock
The princess loves a good mini top handle bag — the dainty handheld style works well on busy royal engagements. Petite purses add a stylish accent to a daytime look without weighing it down. Kate’s crocodile Mulberry bags cost $850 and Jimmy Choo croc clutches around $695. A budget buy can be found on Amazon. Diana Top Handle Bag, $42
7. Look Dreamy in Dots
A dot draped dress is whimsical but still sophisticated enough for Crown commitments. The princess’s Alessandra Rich polka midis cost typically around $3000. Affordable options are available under $200. Tahari ASL, $159
8. Party in Pumps with Panache
Princess Kate recently wore Manolo Blahnik satin green pumps for an official portrait with Prince William. The flashy footwear has a hefty price tag of $995. A nearly identical look is available at Amazon for under $50. Jewel Buckle Pumps, $49.99
9. Take a Bow
For her Early Childhood projects, the mom of three is often photographed wearing silk tie-neck blazers from Burberry and Gucci. Kate’s bow blouses cost around $1000. Find a similar style for under $100. Cece Button Up Bow Blouse, $69
10. Get Vintage Vibes
Kate can’t resist a belted blazer dress with a swishy pleated skirt — her Self-Portrait boucle midis are priced around $600. Play princess for a day in a more affordable alternative. Belted Contrast Pleated Dress, $62