This week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started their seven day tour of India. But as usual it’s not the events of their tour that’s capturing the nation’s interest but rather Kate Middleton’s style choices.
No matter what she’s doing – on royal tours, playing with her children or nipping out to the shops – Kate always manages to look chic yet relatable. That’s what makes her a perfect candidate for our steal her style series, where we take high-end looks and recreate them with budget-friendly pieces.*
The outfit that we’re going to recreate is one worn by Kate on the first day of her trip. The Duchess took the opportunity to showcase the work of some local designers with this floaty number being the creation of Mumbai designer Anita Dongre. This paisley look is laid back, summery and bohemian – something that’s set to be big style trend for this spring.
Although Kate’s outfit is bound to have come with an expensive price tag, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to put together a similar look. Don’t believe us? Here’s how you can put together your own version for a fraction of the price:
1. Patchwork dress, F&F at Tesco, £10
2. Espadrille wedge sandals, F&F at Tesco, £12
3. Small bag, H&M, £7.99
Although it’s not a carbon copy of the dress worn by Kate, this patchwork dress with a mix of floral prints does have a similar bohemian vibe. From the mid-length sleeves to the high waistline and A-line skirt, this dress is in keeping with the relaxed look.
It’s well-known that Kate loves a good pair of reliable, sleek wedges and this outfit is no exception. But with the warmer weather on its way, you could try a pair of espadrille wedges instead to update the outfit.
When it comes to accessories, keep jewellery at a minimal and finish off the look with a blush pink bag to keep all of your necessities in. All in all, this outfit comes in at under £30 – showing that you don’t have to be a princess to dress like one!
For a forecast of the spring style trends set to dominate these next couple of months, read our blog.
*Prices correct at time of writing 11/04/16