Kate Middleton’s look has evolved over the years, and is always on point for whatever the occasion or season. After becoming a mom and spending a few years close to home with her babies, Kate is once again traveling the world in support of many charities and the royal family with her husband, Prince William, with whom she’s currently touring India. We love seeing what Kate wears, and it’s clear from this trip that she has her travel essentials down pat, complete with on-trend as well as classic looks. While she definitely needs to cover more sartorial ground than the average world traveler, we can all take some style notes from Kate’s suitcase.

1. The Midi-Length A-Line Skirt: This length is super flattering on the Dutchess, and just the right combination of trendy and classic. The versatile garment can be dressed up or down, and looks especially lovely paired with rose-nude shoes and a matching handbag.

2. Bold Color: Here’s that mid-calf length again, but this time in the form of a lacy mint dress. A bright pop of color and gorgeous detailing work for any number of occasions; one bold and modern outfit can get you in and out of almost any situation that might arise while on vacay.

3. A Neutral Shoe: In all the photos we’re seeing of the Royal couple, Kate is rocking nude or black shoes. The wedge espadrille style shown here is perfect with a wide variety of looks, and wedges tend to be easier on your feet than heels.

4. Strong Patterns: Just because Kate’s traveling doesn’t mean she shouldn’t take chances with her wardrobe. Kate’s very good at standing out in a crowd in any situation, but she fits in seamlessly while rocking bright big prints like the peacock-colored floral dress pictured here.

5. A Great Pair of Statement Earrings: Traveling with too much jewelry can be daunting. If you decide on one statement pair of earrings that can be worn both on the beach and at a wedding, you’ll have one less thing to worry about. Think drop or dangling baubles in rose gold or silver — but nothing with too much bling.

What are your must-have travel wardrobe essentials? Tell us @BritandCo!

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