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Pretty in Neutrals – The Look for Less!

July 11, 2011

Image Credit: Toby Melville, WPA Pool/Getty Images

Hey y’all! Remember back in the day before the big Royal Tour? Yeah, me neither.

To be honest, we here at PiK have been up to our eyeballs with all things Duchess Kate for the past 1o days (okay, I’m lying…the past 10 years), and we may very well be just as tired as the royal couple.

But we do this for YOU, dear readers. We will push forward as stylishly and effortlessly as the Duchess herself to continue to bring you the best (and best attempts) of Kate’s fashion choices. Today, let’s all jump in our fancy, royal jewel-incrusted time machine to May 24 – the day the Cambridges met the Obamas.

As usual, Kate stepped out looking FIERCE in this Orla” bondage dressby Reiss ($210).  (Whoops! Update: We just got gently schooled by the eagle eyes at Kate Middleton Style. 🙂 The dress is the Shola dress by Reiss, which is sold out and not planning to be reissued at this time. However, the Orla dress is a great substitute if you are still wanting a Reiss dress). The bag is “Bespoke Maud” by Anya Hindmarch ($438). But if you’re working with something from your closet to replicate the look — but don’t have a perfect match — we’ve got some tips for you to work with after the jump.

Right now I am rocking my version of this “Pretty in Neutrals” look – a multicolored “shades of brown” dress from INC International Concepts (summer 2010). I scored this look for $60 at Macy’s, which was originally purchased for my friend’s country club bridal  luncheon. That’s about as close to meeting the Obamas as I’ll ever get.

So here is MY pretty in neutrals look, complete with brown leather pumps from Bandolino – also courtesy of Macy’s 🙂

When raiding your own closet (or store) for a Kate-inspired look, make sure to find dresses that accentuate your body at its best point. She wears dresses that are flattering, and as Jenni said, it’s even more important to find a style that works for your body type than to find an exact replica of her outfits. And just because Kate has to stick to neutral prints doesn’t mean you should too! Have fun and branch out to create a look inspired by the Duchess, but still all your own.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2011 10:07 am

    I want that outfit. I also want to be that ridiculously skinny. oh, and I wouldn’t mind a prince either. Is this too much to ask?

    • July 15, 2011 10:28 am

      Someday your prince will come, and then you too will starve yourself to fit into a ridiculously awesome dress. Apparently, it’s part of the unspoken ritual of finding a mate.

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