The Princess of Wales is often ahead of the latest fashion trends and will sneak the latest clothing crazes into her royal repertoire. A few examples? The royal wore a Burberry midi dress in Boston with a gathered waist detail — soon ruched bodice dresses were everywhere. The princess has also been ahead of the block heel movement, layered necklace mania and even mastered the top handle trend before it took off.
Princess Kate already owns many fall-friendly fashion items — she can mix and match her posh plaids, chic camels and burgundy mainstays to create a fun and fashion-forward autumn clothing collection.
Here are 25 Fall Fashion Trends Inspired by Kate Middleton:
- Longline Camel Coat
A must have for any sensational seasonal moment — a long camel coat is cozy, timeless and works with nearly every clothing combo. Kate owns chic tan toppers from Max & Co and Massimo Dutti.
2. Satin Skirt
Kate wore this ink blue satin skirt in a silk weave for an appearance in 2014. The princess could recycle the skirt and give it the fall feels with a chunky knit sweater and suede high-heel booties.
3. Lightweight Loafers
The princess has been spotted recently in Russell & Bromley slip on loafers twice off royal duty; she wore them for book shopping and an ice cream stop with her children. The chic navy suede loafers are the second pair Kate has purchased from Russell & Bromley. She previously owned a tassel pair and now wears the equestrian snaffle bar trim shoes in suede. Paired with skinny jeans and a boucle blue coat or sweater vest — these are the perfect comfortable and cozy shoes for fall.
4. Fleece Gloves
Pair burgundy bow gloves with any fall ensemble to add a bit of charm and a hint of posh panache. Kate covets bow detailed gloves and recently wore these M&Co burgundy hand warmers for Christmas 2022.
5. Layered Necklaces
A trend that won’t quit is the layered necklace look — adding a fun twist on a traditional accessory — Kate has worn these double strand chain necklaces for casual and formal royal engagements.
6. Sweater Vest
The princess has added this preppy school staple to her closet of workwear. The heavy knit offers a bit of warmth while leaving the wearer without overheating.
7. Jersey Jacket
Before she assumed the mantle of full-time princess, Kate frequently wore this Whistles jersey knit jacket out in London in 2011 for dining and shopping. The sleek cropped jacket would be totally on trend today and would work well over dresses, high-waisted jeans or pleated trousers.
8. Riding Boots
Classic equestrian riding boots never go out of style. Worn with skinny jeans or fitted cargos, these sleek boots are perfect for visiting the pumpkin patch or the local haunted house. Pair with a buffalo plaid button down, quilted vest and dark denim or wear the knee-high boots with black jeggings and a chunky ivory cable knit sweater to look fashionable for fall. Kate loves her Penelope Chilvers leather boots which have a unique scallop detail and swingy tassels.
9. Foliage Accessories
She’s a leaf lover! The princess is partial to pretty oak hoops, fern earrings and acorn jewels. Depicting themes relating to hope, renewal and rebirth, leaf earrings have a fun and whimsical autumn vibe that give any outfit a bit of childhood charm.
10. Bouclé Skirt
Nothing rings in fall better than classic herringbone tweed — this thick fabric woven from yarn — offers plenty of warmth heading toward the snowy season. Paired with a creamy chalk colored blouse, black tights and chunky heel black booties and this is a winning clothing combo for holiday parties and events. Kate wore this contrast button skirt with a festive fringe detail for two outings in 2016.
11. Halo Headband
A thick velvet padded headband is the ideal fall accessory. No need to pile on jewels and gems when wearing this statement accessory — let the wide hair band do the talking. Kate wore this crushed velvet burgundy halo headband from Jane Taylor for Christmas with the royal family in 2018.
12. Tweed Jacket
A ladylike jacket in a touchable tweed fabric is a must for any sophisticated fall style story. Giving all the Chanel vibes, this timeless fall staple is a must for joining the ‘stealth wealth’ or quiet luxury trend. Kate owns numerous tweed toppers from Zara to Missoni to Tory Burch.
13. Checked Skirt
A classic checked skirt in mini or maxi format is a fall clothing centerpiece. Worn frequently with black bodysuits or fitted tops and paired with tights and Chelsea or combat boots — the plaid skirt is forever fall-friendly. Kate wore this long Gucci wool twill midi skirt with sharp pleats in January 2020. She paired the skirt with a turtleneck and plaid block heels from JCrew.
14. Citrine Jewelry
Made from 100% recycled yellow gold, Kate proved she’s a sustainable minded royal when she wore this honey hued Daniella Draper Gold Citrine Baby Treasure Necklace on royal duty for the first time in January 2023. The earthy and elegant look of the rusty yellow citrine stone works perfect for any autumn ensembles. The stone also reportedly attracts abundance and is the birthstone of the fall month of November.
15. Camel Boots
No fall wardrobe is complete with a pair of chestnut boots. Worn with two-piece sweater sets, skinny denim or long skirts, brown boots are a fall essential. The princess loves her designer YSL suede boots with a spiky slender heel.
16. Suede Belt
A soft woven waist belt in tan suede works well with sweater dresses in navy, cool camel or slate grey.
17. Quilted Bag
Whether vintage or off-the-rack, a modern wardrobe necessitates a quilted bag. Ladylike and luxe, a quilted bag in rich burgundy, toffee brown or black is a fall essential. The princess frequently carries her Chanel enamel handle bag during harvest season.
18. Statement Stockings
Wearing nylons with a short skirt is a perfect way to transition a summer wardrobe into fall. Kate loves nylons in nude, navy and black and will pair her stockings with coat dresses and pleated mini skirts. Floral, pattern or rhinestone embellished tights also work for creating a chic and fun fall lookbook.
19. Velvet Heels
Make an opulent style statement by donning rich ruby heels in velvet. The princess loves the ultra-soft texture of velvet for adding a bit of luxe to her designer dresses. Kate wore these Jimmy Choo burgundy pumps in the fall in mid-October 2018.
20. Copper Sweater
For pre-winter, the princess adores turtlenecks and roll neck jumpers. Kate is particularly fond of ribbed knits and cozy cashmere. The royal wore this merino turtleneck sweater in light brown in January 2022.
21. Embellished Flats
Decorative ballet flats work well for holiday celebrations in the leaf-changing season. Whether attending a school event for the kids, going to dinner at the in-laws or heading to the office, buckle adorned flats add polish to any attire. Kate has recently been wearing her Boden pointed flats on repeat for work events and social engagements.
22. Jean Skirt
Denim skirts have had a resurgence. Paired with tan leather jackets and a pullover sweater or over-the-knee boots and styled with tights and lug sole boots — jean skirts bring 90s nostalgia back to life. The princess was a fan of the look in her pre-marriage days while living as a bachelorette in London — she paired the skirt with a field jacket and slouchy brown boots.
23. Simple Sweater Dress
A quick and easy knit dress is a must-have for fall. Paired with a square buckle belt and high boots — this timeless look is holiday prep at its finest. The princess wore this Cefinn Eva navy embellished button dress for her first engagement of 2023.
24. Camel Statement Bag
A chic camel crossbody bag is a must-have for the foliage falling season. Kate carries her suede Metier Roma bag with navy ensembles or monochrome tan on tan styles.
25. Wool Trousers
Proving she’s the Queen of Power dressing, the princess has been wearing more and more pantsuits. Always looking boardroom-ready, the mom of three recently stepped out in fall’s workwear must-have: wool trousers. The cozy long pants are sophisticated and chic when offset by a slinky blouse or chunky vest.