Happy Anniversary William & Kate! For a year now, Kate's been the girl every guy wishes he'd met first and the girl that every girl wants to be...
A few style tips from the Dutchess...(as found on Pintrest)
Never underestimate the power of a simple, black wrap dress. For day, pair with simple flats--for night add some heels and an arm full of bangles. Swap out your every day bag for a sequined clutch and you'll be ready to dine with royalty.
Know your proportions. Pair slimmer pants with a top that's looser fitting (unless you're dressing up as Catwoman). Take a cue from Kate and still emphasize your waist with a simple belt to be sure your shape doesn't get lost. (Anyone else think it's bold to wear white skinny jeans in one of the rainiest places in the world?)
You can do all-over print, but pair them with a classic, fitted piece. A simple fitted jacket or cardigan can go a long way in breaking up a head to toe pattern. It'll also help keep you from looking like you have third grade pictures that afternoon.
*Note: Kate is almost always seen in flats and wedges...and has never had a major wardrobe malfunction..stock up in some patent black and some nude ones for summer and you're well on your way to dressing like a princess.
Oh, Kate and your coral denim. You can be grown up (and even a princess) and still wear colored denim. (I recommend these). Pair them with strong neutrals like Kate did here with black, white, and navy. You'll instantly be dressed up enough for a casual Friday without looking like your stepping off the school bus. Keep everything else fairly conservative and you can't go wrong.
*A few other styling tips we've seen from Kate:
- In conservative settings it's okay to have a hemline above the knee...just keep your sleeve length to your elbow.
- Don't over accessorize, especially when wearing something bold like an all over print, or colored lace. One statement piece is all you need.
- Get back to basics. There's a reason why the LBD, trench coat, and black pumps have been around so long. Invest in quality in these pieces.