The Ultimate Kate Middleton Style Look Book
The moment Kate Middleton walked out of Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, in her Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton wedding gown, she cemented herself as a bonafide fashion force. The Duchess of Cambridge's approachable take on royal style (think statement coats and colorful frocks) and love of recycling looks have the power to turn a classic buy into a viral hit. Here, we take a look at Middleton's best fashion moments so far.
The Duchess of Cambridge visits King's College on March 19, 2019, in London, England during her most recent solo outing with the Queen. Middleton wears a grey Catherine Walker coat dress, Sylvia Fletcher black fascinator, and a Mulberry clutch. (Photo via Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Duchess visits the first Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019, in Hounslow, England in a coat designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen with a Jenny Packham Roxy clutch and Gianvito Rossi suede pumps. (Photo via Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Middleton attends the Portrait Gala 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019, in London, England wearing a familiar floral frock by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. (Photo via Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019, in London, England wearing a familiar Catherine Walker coatdress with a matching fascinator and suede heels. (Photo via Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Empire Music Hall on February 27, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland in a dazzling pleated dress by Missoni. She paired the look with a beige clutch and nude pumps. (Photo via Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
In Lewisham, South London on January 22, 2019, Middleton visited the charity Family Action wearing a Yahvi midi dress ($770) by Beulah with a coordinating envelope clutch and suede pumps. (Photo via Karwai Tang and MarkCuthbert/Getty)
The mother of three attended a church service at St. Mary Magdalene in King’s Lynn, England on January 6, 2019, wearing a Jane Taylor Diamond Crepe Pleated Band ($755) and Catherine Walker coat dress. (Photo via Max Mumby/Indigo/ Getty)
Middleton visited the Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018, wearing a Catherine Walker coat paired with an Aspinal of London bag. (Photo via Karwai Tang/ Getty)
The duchess left the UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab in London on November 21, 2018 wearing a matching Paule Ka skirtsuit and Tod's heels. (Photo via Karwai Tang/ Getty)
Middleton wore Jenny Packham for the Tusk Conversation Awards in London on November 7, 2018. (Photo via Jeff Spicer/Getty)
The Duchess of Cambridge wowed in Erdem paired with Jimmy Choo velvet heels and a box clutch at the Victoria and Albert Museum on October 10, 2018. (Photo via Victoria Jones + Jeremy Selwyn – WPA Pool; Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty)
Kate Middleton attended Easter service on April 1, 2018, wearing a Catherine Walker coat, nude heels, a Lock & Co. Betty Boop hat, oversized Balenciaga pearl earrings, and a matching pearl brooch. (Photo via Tolga Akmen/AFP, Karwai Tang, + Mark Cuthbert/Getty)
At the 2018 BAFTA Awards, Middleton stunned in a Jenny Packham gown with a black clutch and black Prada pumps. (Photo via Jeff Spicer, Daniel Leal-Olivas/ Getty)
On June 16, 2017, Middleton sported a Zara Waffle Blazer for an event with the 1851 Trust. (Photo via Chris Jackson/Getty)
On September 2, 2017, Middleton chose a Smythe navy blazer, printed Gap pants, and L.K. Bennett wedges for a visit to the Eden Project. (Photo via Chris Jackson/ Getty)
To attend the London marathon on April 23, 2017, Middleton wore white Supergas, a Luisa Spagnoli striped top, and skinny jeans. (Photo via Chris Jackson/ Getty)
The Duchess of Cambridge wore See by Chloe on May 17, 2017, for a garden party at Buckingham Palace. (Photo via Andrew Parsons/ Getty)
She looked radiant at the 2017 BAFTA Awards wearing Alexander McQueen. (Photo via Karwai Tang, Anthony Harvey, John Phillips/Getty)
Middleton wore Kate Spade New York and Gianvito Rossi pumps on October 10, 2016, at an event for World Mental Health Day. (Photo via Chris Jackson/Getty)
On October 1, 2016, she rocked a Troy London Wax Parka and Superga Cotu sneakers while sailing in Canada. (Photo via Chris Jackson/Getty Pool)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)