Long before Meghan Markle started monopolizing fashion headlines, Kate Middleton was the most stylish member of the royal family. For the near decade she's been a duchess, her look has remained timeless and sophisticated. It's no wonder why your friends want to dress just like her, and now you can make their wishes come true with a Kate Middleton-inspired gift.
Remember waking up in the early hours of the morning to watch Prince William's bride walk down the aisle of Westminster Abbey in 2011? The Duchess of Cambridge stunned spectators in an Alexander McQueen wedding gown back then and still inspires trends now, almost eight years (and three kids) later. Fan or not of the royal family, there's hardly a better gift for your fashion-forward friends than something the Duchess would wear — or better yet, has worn before.
While you probably won't be able to get your fingers on those crown jewels anytime soon, you can certainly snag the statement earrings hanging in her armoire. If the Duchess' favorite handbag isn't in your budget, then certainly her $7 non-slip tights are (what better stocking stuffer than actual stockings, anyway?). Ahead, seven stylish gifts for the person who loves Kate Middleton.
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During her first day back from maternity leave this past Oct., Middleton sported this outdoorsy and surprisingly affordable jacket in her favorite olive-green hue. Now that cold weather is officially here, this fashionable and warm outer layer is actually like two gifts in one. It comes in plum, black, and navy, too.
For every designer dress the Duchess has worn, she's sported a casual ensemble, too. She loves a pair of riding boots and white sneakers as much as she adores her Gianvito Rossi heels (maybe even more). These comfortable sneakers come in six colors, and Middleton has worn them in simple white several times, like during her Canada tour two years ago and at the London Marathon in 2017.
Middleton keeps these Zara skinny jeans in rotation. The zip-pocket pants are earthy-hued and feature topstitching detailing on the knees. The Duchess first sported them during a trip to India in 2016 and wore them upon returning from maternity leave this past fall, too. They're the perfect casual skinnies to wear under a pair of tall boots this season.
When the Duchess wears jewelry, it's often century-old gems that come with their very own security guards. Sometimes, though, she wears affordable accessories, too. The trendsetter wore these fun tassel earrings to opening night of 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2017. They're the perfect statement earrings to gift your jewelry-loving friends for the holidays.
Lilac is having a moment, and Middleton's monochromatic ensemble at the recent Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit was right on trend. She paired an Emilia Wickstead dress with a matching mini crocodile-embossed handbag. You can snag it in Middleton's pastel purple, black, white, amethyst, or teal.