The list of reasons we wish we were Kate Middleton is seemingly endless—including but not limited to her adorable kiddos and that whole commoner-turned-Duchess thing. But one that constantly tops our list is her classically put-together wardrobe. Highly covetable? Yes. Realistically achievable? Not without a royal bank account. Channel your inner princess with these tips on how to dress like Kate Middleton without spending like a queen.
How to Dress Like Kate Middleton on a Budget
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1. Embroidered Dress + Red Pumps + Red Clutch
On-trend stitching with a Queen-approved neckline.
Get the look: Saylor dress ($286); Sam Edelman heels ($72); Rebecca Minkoff clutch ($95)
2. Skinny Jeans + Striped T-shirt + Navy Blazer
This duchess proves that jeans are always fitting—even for a royal.
Get the look: Kut from the Cloth jeans ($53); Gibson tee ($59); Olivia Moon blazer ($48); Vince Camuto wedges ($99)
3. Peach Shift Dress + Coral Overcoat + Nude Pumps
Kate knows how to dress for transitional weather in style by coordinating feminine pastels.
Get the look: Boss dress ($218); French Connection coat ($99); Steve Madden clutch ($58) Nine West pumps ($89)
4. Red Midi Dress + Red Pumps + Dangling Earrings
Although Mandy Moore successfully pulled of the real deal, there’s no need to max out your credit card on just one outfit.
Get the look: Catherine Malandrino dress ($128); H&M pumps ($59); Panacea earrings ($18)
5. Patterned Pants + Navy Blazer + Nude Pumps
Show off your playful side, but remember to keep things tame up top.
Get the look: Olivia Moon blazer ($48); J.Crew tee ($25); Vince Camuto pants ($99); Sam Edelman pumps ($120)
6. Floral Dress + Neutral Minaudière
The simple cut of this dress lets the pattern do all the talking.
Get the look: Eliza J dress ($77); Glint clutch ($53)
7. A-line Dress + Peep-toe Wedges + Colorful Clutch
Perfect for a sunny summer wedding or a beachside soireè.
Get the look: Tahari dress ($148); Tory Burch wedges ($138); Nannacay tote ($170)
8. Crochet Dress + Red Pashmina + Straw Clutch
Although Kate wore this to sit courtside at the Wimbledon, an LWD is a timeless choice for any workday, bridal shower or celebratory brunch thing you have coming up.
Get the look: Vince Camuto dress ($148); Mar Y Sol clutch ($110); Nordstrom scarf ($99)
9. Striped T-shirt + Skinny Jeans + Boat Shoes
Even Kate has to get down and dirty sometimes. But she never strays from that New England preppy meets English countryside vibe we all know and love.
Get the look: H&M tee ($25); Paige jeans ($189); Keds boat shoes ($25); B.P. sunglasses ($12)