Catherine Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge. Her title evokes power but her name, Catherine (Kate) Middleton, evokes style. Very few women have managed to move through life as fashionably at Kate. That is why she is this week’s Smart Modern Woman. There are quite a few things we can learn from the Duchess, but today we are going to focus on how she dresses. Here are a list of fashion lessons based on Her Royal Highness:

Hats are in

Whether it’s a grand, wide-brimmed garden hat or a fedora, hats can be used to add pizzaz and interest to an otherwise modest outfit. Headbands, tortoise shell clips, and combs have a similar effect and are just as worth of your wardrobe.

Dress Your Age

The Queen’s outfits would look too matronly on Kate, and the clothing she wore while at university would not cut it for the young mother and monarch she now is.

wear what you have

The Duchess is famous for repeating outfits. If you like something enough to buy it, you better wear it more than once.

You don’t need designer duds

Kate always looks great, but it might surprise you that much of her wardrobe consists of items from Topshop and Zara. Don’t feel like you have to purchase the most expensive items in order to look like fashion royalty.

Wearing Two Wedding Dresses Is A Do

Many women tear themselves apart choosing between two of their favorite dresses for their big day. Instead have a ceremony dress and a reception dress…if you’re really undecided have an exit dress too for when you leave the party. It’s your day and you only do it once, so do it right.

There you have it! Do you agree? Are there other women you think would be great style icons for SMW to feature, let us know in the comments!

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