Kate Middleton could be one of the trendiest royals ever. She can give celebrities a run for their money with her effortless style, relaxed demeanor and subdued class. Best of all, she turns to high street to replenish her closet because too much of McQueen and Mulberry is really a bit much on the tab. Capture the duchess’ fashion sense by keeping an eye on these brands.


For obvious reasons that it’s so painful, the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t always wearing heels or nude courts. On her days off as a royal, she turns to her Superga trainers to get her across town.

It is said that her favorites are the classic Cotu plimsols, which she pairs with just about anything: jeans, a Breton top, a parka, wide-leg trousers and a broderie anglaise shirt. Princess Diana, who considers these her faves, would be so proud.


What goes well with these kicks? A comfy and breezy ensemble from Zara. Kate has already incorporated several pieces from the global brand into her wardrobe. She has blazers and blouses aplenty, but the most memorable yet was her powder blue charity polo dress, which apparently was sold out the minute the public saw her wearing it.


Prince William can take the girl out of the university, but he can’t take the university out of the girl. Since she and the duke were students at the University of St Andrews, the famous brand has been her go-to store.

She was even caught by paparazzi several times going in and out of the boutique. The dresses she wore from there were also often sold out. One was a polka dot dress donned during her pregnancy with Prince George, and another was a folk-inspired midi on her visit to India.


Who could forget her green shola dress? Kate wasted no time in impressing the world as she entranced the Obamas in a classy Reiss number — a true act to follow.

“The surge in web traffic following the release of the images caused our website to crash,” David Reiss, founder and managing director, said.