Kate Middleton's Holiday Style Will Inspire You All Season
So we know how we're spending this holiday season, and we know who we're spending it with, but now comes the really tricky part — what to wear? Luckily the Duchess of Cambridge has done the groundwork for us, and over the past few years has dressed for every occasion that we could possibly find ourselves in (and maybe a few more — hello diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace.) Whether you're opting for a low-key Christmas at home, a tropical getaway, urban celebration, or snowy ski break, Kate has all the style inspo you could ever need . . .
Country Cozy — Lounging at Home
Kate nailed the look on her trip to Canada in the Fall of 2016, with a Jigsaw sweater over a Topshop shirt, Zara skinny jeans, and her trusty Penelope Chilvers boots.
Country Cozy — Lunch With Friends
Although Kate sported this look in Canada, the Sentaler cardigan, Zara skinnies, and R. Soles cowboy boots are the perfect look for grabbing lunch with old friends.
Country Cozy — an Evening Out
Kate wore this olive green Ralph Lauren sweater dress with her knee-high Aquatalia boots for a pre-Christmas charity engagement.
City Style — Shopping Day
It's easy to bundle up too much on a festive spending spree and then be frantically shedding hat, scarf, and gloves every time we enter a shop. However this electric blue Christopher Kane coat with black Cornelia James gloves, Stuart Weitzman clutch, and Aquatalia boots make for a practical but chic look.
Skiing — on the Slopes
Thanks to the set of pictures that the Cambridges released last year, we know exactly what Kate wears on a ski break: E and O jacket and ski pants, UVEX goggles, Eisbar bobble hat, Restelli Guanti, gloves and Sorel boots. Is it too late to put in that online order?
Skiing — Dinner
Kate is a big fan of outdoor clothing company Really Wild, and during her recent tour of Canada, she wore one of its sweaters with her favorite Zara jeans.
Topical Getaway — Bikini Cover-Up
If you're heading for the sun this festive season, Kate's Topshop dress is beach-pretty.
Topical Getaway — Sight-Seeing Tour
When Kate went on safari in India in 2016 she chose an RM Williams blouse, Zara jeans, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and Sebago pumps.
Topical Getaway — Sunset Dinner
The duchess has proved on more than one occasion that in a hot climate, you can't go wrong with fresh, pretty broderie anglais. (The designer of her primrose dress has never been identified.)
Festive Events — Ice Skating
Although Kate wore this Moloh mini-coat for an official engagement in Scotland, we think it would be the perfect look for a seasonal twirl . . .
Festive Events — Church
Kate wore her L.K. Bennett coat for a charity visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, but a splash of holly-berry red would be perfect for a Christmas Day service.
Festive Events — Visiting the Family
A light gray Reiss coat, navy corduroy jeans from J. Brand, and black Aquatalia wedge ankle boots are the perfect balance between comfort and making a bit of an effort for the holidays.
Festive Events — Lunch With Your SO's Family
Smart but fresh — Kate paired her Orla Kiely dress with tights and Aquatalia boots.
Glamorous Events — Work Holiday Party
Kate showed how to work elegant glam in her monochrome Temperley dress.
Glamorous Events — Dinner Party
For a grown-up supper soirée, Kate's burgundy chiffon Whistles dress is the perfect inspiration.
Glamorous Events — Black-Tie Event
Just in case an invite arrives that requires a full-length evening gown, this silver sequinned Jenny Packham number is a good place to start . . .