Kate middleton prince william taj mahal india

10 summer staples Kate Middleton keeps in rotation all summer long

Tips from the queen of style

By Amy Lewis, 17 August 2016
10 summer staples Kate Middleton keeps in rotation all summer long

Though her royal title may be Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, we all know that Kate Middleton really is the queen of style. No matter what the weather, she always looks effortlessly chic and ‘put together’.

Here’s Kate’s summer capsule wardrobe to help inspire your style every day.

The summer is no exception; from her favourite heeled wedges to casual Breton stripes and pretty summer dresses, Kate’s summer wardrobe is one we could all take our cue from.

So if you’re struggling with your own summer style, here’s Kate’s capsule wardrobe to help inspire you every day. Keep these 10 items on rotation like the Duchess, and you’ll look fabulous all season.

A lightweight coat

It may be the summer months, but our British weather is notoriously fickle. With a lightweight coat you’ll be ready for anything - be it radiant sunshine, intermittent showers or a chilly breeze.

Heeled wedges

Perfect with dresses and jeans alike, team any look with a pair of heeled wedges like Kate, to instantly smarten things up.

Breton stripes

A summer staple, Breton stripe tops are ideal for pairing with jeans, shorts and skirts for casual elegance.

A white summer dress

Perfect with sandals or heels, a pretty white summer frock is easy to dress up or down, depending on where you’re going.

Classic boat shoes

Team them with skinny jeans, shorts or dresses for comfortable summer style with a smart-casual twist.

A shirt dress

Easy to wear and flattering for all body shapes, a shirt dress can take you from work to the weekend in style, while helping you stay cool.

Coloured jeans

An easy way to brighten up your wardrobe, look for deep red, pink and blue jeans if you’re not feeling brave enough to try white or pastel colours.

Cold shoulder styles

Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are a classic summer shape, and never go out of style. If you want to balance the skin on show, look for long or three-quarter sleeves like Kate.

Colourful prints

The easiest way to give your wardrobe an instant hit of summer style, look for colourful prints that you can team with neutral accessories to give your investments extra longevity.

Cool shades

The final piece of the summer wardrobe puzzle; look for sunglasses that will flatter your face shape, and neutral coloured frames that will go with any outfit.