Who Says You Can't Wear Coats in the Summer? Kate Middleton Sure Can
Kate Middleton stepped out ahead of Trooping the Colour for a surprise appearance. The duchess attended the Beating Retreat Ceremony in London, which includes music and a military precision drill, taking her duties seriously in a sophisticated cream coat by Catherine Walker. The outerwear featured details Kate seems to be fond of: a crisp collar, pockets, a cinched waist, and a knee-length fit, all the better for Kate to show off her shoes. Kate's accessories came in a dusty rose shade, making for the perfect Summer pairing, if we do say so ourselves. In the sunlight, Kate's pieces seemed to blend together, altogether coming off as a subtle pink.
Kate played up the feminine vibes with pearl earrings and her Irish Guards shamrock brooch, which you might remember from St. Patrick's Day. You're probably well-aware that when it comes to one-and-done professional outfits, Kate opts for a coat dress more often than not, and she's officially proved that they're appropriate for every season — that is, if you have a few royal styling tricks up your sleeve. Just offset neutral shades with jewels that feel fancy, but not too over the top, and stay away from dark colors. Button up, and you're good to go — we bet you'll even look cool in 80-degree weather.