Kate Middleton at the Commonwealth Observance Day Service in 2016
What Kate Middleton wears has a huge effect on the fashion industry, from Spring clothing styles to outerwear. It's quite rare for Kate to take a fashion risk — that is, until it comes to her coats.
Since so many of her royal engagements take place outdoors in the United Kingdom, a location known for its unfavorable weather, it makes sense that Kate has a serious store of jackets and more. Outerwear is a category in which Kate is comfortable trying something new, and she has a coat in nearly ever color under the sun.
We've learned a lot from Kate Middleton's style, but lesson number one may be: never underestimate the power of a beautiful coat.
— Additional reporting by Randy Miller