I grew up in a household where fashion was always front and center. My mom, a fashion designer, was always talking about elegant style and would often mention Princess Diana. Fast forward to when Kate Middleton got engaged to Prince William and my love for Royal Fashion really bloomed. As you gear up to plan your closet for chiller temperatures, I wanted to share some of my picks to help inspire your different looks. Download my Royal Inspired Fall Capsule Wardrobe to see all my picks for the season. From jeans to sweaters to classic pumps this list has you covered!
Royal Inspired Fall Capsule Wardrobe
I would go to Zara and Reiss, some of Kate’s go-to fashion brands, when she would wear their pieces to get the look (or at least try it on!). A lover of makeup, I also used some of the makeup products Kate used for her wedding, I talk a little about this in my natural makeup tutorial here. This was a post I did about achieving a natural makeup look which is something these ladies do so well. The royal women do a terrific job incorporating fashion that suits their personalities. I take great appreciation for this because fashion should always be a reflection of who you are. They are always keeping it consistently elegant and classic.
The “Kate Effect” and the “Meghan Effect” is very real. I can say this because I’ve been influenced by their fashion choices myself. I love purchasing pieces they have worn in the past (or inspired pieces) to create a specific look. In my recent “Freebie”, which is a 2021 fall capsule wardrobe guide, I’ve put together a list of fashion staples that are perfect for this autumn inspired by influential royal women, from the past and the present. These include: Queen Elizabeth, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex. Some are exact finds while others are influenced by their overall style and may be used year round. These are all great options to update your fall wardrobe with royal approved pieces!
Download this capsule for exclusive content on how to easily mix and match fashion stapes this fall. There are so many different ways to get the royal look that this is just a glimpse.
A Sneak Peak into the Royal Fashion Capsule
Why I Love Royal Fashion
Over time, as I’ve examined the styles of these two iconic women, Kate and Meghan, I’ve noticed a few things. These are some of the things I love about Kate and Meghan’s style choices. They…
- Love mixing their fashion choices with designer names and affordable retailer brands.
- Are known to repeat fashion looks. (Especially Kate, since she’s been holding her title of Duchess for much longer than Meghan).
- Often wear pieces with a purpose. For example: wear a designer from the country they are visiting.
- Love a monochromatic look (wearing the same color from head-to-toe).
- Love a good classic stiletto and tailored coat for their royal engagements.
- Pay tribute to Princess Diana. For example: wearing something that once belonged to her or recreating a look that resembles something she once wore.
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Brands Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Love To Wear
Below I’ve compiled a list of brands I know Kate and Meghan love to shop. Use this list as a reference next time you go shopping to create the perfect outfits.
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Smythe (for blazers)
I hope you enjoy this guide and it gives you plenty of outfit ideas for the season. let me know what royal inspired pieces you end up adding to your closet!
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