This Kate Middleton-Approved Fall Fashion Trend Is So Chic
It’s no secret that pretty much everything Kate Middleton wears goes on to sell out at record speeds. (We see you, Zara dress, Eugenia Kim hat and basically everything from her tour of India.) So it was hardly surprising when we spotted so many showgoers at London Fashion Week sporting one of KMiddy’s favorite fall fashion styles: the skirt suit.
Here are seven ways to wear one like fashion royalty.
Skip the Pencil Skirt
A blazer and hip-hugging skirt, especially in a solid dark color, can look a little too Working Girl. A flouncy skirt is much more fun. Pair with tights and over-the-knee boots to really get that Kate Middleton vibe.
Try a Trendy Print
Metallic or embellished fabrics like brocade instantly appear fancier than plain cottons or wools and make a simple blazer and skirt feel surprisingly elevated.
Go Classic, With a Twist
Here’s how to prevent looking like you’re stuck in the ’80s. Avoid shoulder pads like hell, keep the skirt high-waisted and short in length and be sure to wear it with other casual trendy styles, like a pendant necklace, PVC shoes or a statement-making tote.
Mix and Match Your Sets
Not feeling the monochrome style? Take the jacket from one suit and the skirt from another and create your own colorblock moment. Bonus points for introducing a third solid shade with your blouse.
Or Switch Up Your Prints
One plaid is great, but two is twice as nice. Just be sure to keep one unifying theme—either color, size or type of print.