As you may or may not know, I have a slight obsession with Kate Middleton’s style, so I thought she was the perfect choice to kick off my new Capsule Wardrobe series! Here’s the concept – I’ll take style icons (present & past!) and break down their wardrobes to the basic building blocks, the pieces you’d need to capture that particular icon’s signature look.
In the case of Duchess Kate, I focused on her more causal looks – not that her gala attire is not spectacular, but the every-day gal has little use for ball gowns (tragic, I know). I really wanted to look at the attainable pieces that make up her wardrobe. Her Icon status was contested this year (OUTRAGE, HORROR, BLASPHEMY) but to me, her tendency to dress “sensibly and practically” is what makes her an icon. She does simple and she does it well – consistently.
To copy Kate’s polished causal style you really only need a few things: great jeans, an assortment of blazers, wedges, and a sheath dress or two. Oh, and a coat – she. has. amazing. coats.
Row One: 1 // 2 // 3 // Row Two: 1 // 2 // 3 // Row Three: 1 // 2 // 3 // Row Four: 1 // 2 // 3 //
Row Five: 1 // 2 // 3 // Shoes: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
I think I might just stop my personal style search right here. What Would Kate Wear can just be my new mantra.
What do you think of Catherine’s style? Is her icon status deserved? What would you add to this capsule to make it your own? (I think she needs more pointy toe flats….)