In honor of Kate Middleton’s birthday we rounded up our favorite style lessons from the Duchess of Cambridge. Here, 5 ways to emulate the elegant ways of a real-life princess.
Lessons We've Learned From The Duchess Of Cambridge
1. Good Outfits Deserve To Be Worn More Than Once
It's incredibly refreshing to see Kate repeat wardrobe staples, a sartorial move that flies in the face of many a Hollywood starlet who is never seen wearing the same ensemble twice.
2. A Friendly Smile Is Always The Best Accessory
Never underestimate the power of a smile. Disarming people with this warm gesture is one of Kate's most meritorious qualities.
3. Change Is Good
If you're on the fence about whether or not to change your hair, follow Ms. Middleton's shining example. A dramatic chop can breathe new life into your entire look, so take the plunge by trying a blunt fringe, tiered layers or lopping-off several inches.
4. When In Doubt, Wear A Tiara
Recently, the Duchess has been donning a tiara, which just happens to be completely on trend. If her regal jewels aren't inspiring enough, channel one of the many styles seen on the spring runways.
5. Demure Silhouettes Don't Have To Be Dull
Kate's consistent use of color proves—especially for those who work in corporate environments—a punchy palette can elevate an appropriate ensemble from snooze-worthy to swoon-worthy.