Even royalty can’t resist the call of a good bargain! The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted shopping the designer outlets at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire on Sunday.
In between organizing Prince George’s first birthday party and keeping up with her royal duties in London, Scotland and Belgium over the last few weeks, the Duchess of Cambridge has also been busy planning her wardrobe for Malta in September — her first solo trip abroad on behalf of the Queen.
While we don’t know which dresses will earn a rewear or what bespoke pieces she’ll bring along on her trip (commemorating the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence) we can be sure she’ll pack at least one piece from her favorite jewelry designer, Kiki McDonough, in her travel case.
While we spent most of the weekend shoreside in a tee and cutoffs, stars were sporting their classiest style courtside at Wimbledon. From the perennial put-together royals to crazy-stylish couples to the big winner’s well-suited fashion moment, we compiled a go-to playbook for the best fashion moments at Britain’s big match — just in case, you know, you end up scoring an invite to the royal box next year.
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There are plenty of places to get inspiration for your Fourth of July festivities this weekend, but one of our favorites at the moment comes from an unlikely source: British royalty. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has been stepping out this week in a variety of summer-perfect, ladylike outfits that happen to work quite well for our patriotic wardrobe plans this weekend.
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Ever wondered what it would be like to walk a mile in the Duchess of Cambridge‘s shoes? Here’s your chance.
Stuart Weitzman has just launched the SW x You: Corkswoon program, which gives royal footwear fans the chance to customize the wedges that Kate made famous.
For $398, customers can choose from a palette of 15 different colors, which includes everything from basic brown to bright shades like geranium and lemon yellow, and decide between a cork or braided jute heel to create their own signature pair (“Copy Kates” can recreate the Duchess’ exact navy-and-cork style) which the company promises will be handcrafted in Spain and delivered to you by the end of July.
Though a press release confirms that the “Corkswoon” campaign is a “direct response to the ‘Kate Effect,'” [in which Duchess-loved apparel sells out the moment she wears it] it’s not the first time Stuart Weitzman has offered shoppers the chance to customize their footwear.
During the 19-day Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia, the Duchess of Cambridge lived up to her reputation as savvy at wardrobe rewearing — while also debuting more than a dozen new fashion finds. Which begs the question: What’s her shopping strategy?
Unlike Hollywood royalty, Kate doesn’t rely on a personal stylist to dress her for public appearances. But she does have some behind-the-scenes help.
We’d gotten so used to seeing new photos every day of Duchess Catherine’s outfits while she was on the her tour Down Under that we’re finding ourselves in royal wardrobe withdrawal. The cure? To start thinking about what she’ll wear next. So we rounded up a few looks we’d love to see her in at future events. Oh, and Queen Elizabeth II, if you’re reading this, you better sit down for it: We went a little outside the box with our picks and even selected a jumpsuit and a print-on-print dress.