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Kate Middleton’s Floral-Print Dress Is The Affordable Piece You Need For Fall

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It's officially back-to-school season — aka, cue the nostalgia of those feelings of first day back excitement (and those jitters, too). Such was likely the case for Princess Charlotte, who officially arrived for her first day of class on Thurs. morning, with her parents, older brother Prince George, and adorable back-to-school outfit in tow. You'll probably want to copy the young royal's socks-and-shoes combo for yourself, and you'll definitely want to invest in the floral-print midi dress Kate Middleton wore to drop her kids off on Sept. 5. Luckily, it's still in stock, and even better, rings in at a reasonable $175.

If you feel like the Middleton style sightings have been fairly scarce these past few weeks, you're not wrong. The royal has only stepped out for a few public outings in Aug., the last one being on Aug. 25, when she was photographed arriving at a church service with the Queen. It's quite likely, however, the busy season is picking back up for the duchess, too, which means sartorial inspiration galore for you.

Kicking off her Sept. style streak with a floral-printed bang, Middleton walked into Thomas's Battersea to send Princess Charlotte off on her first day of school. The duchess arrived hand-in-hand with daughter, looking as fall time-perfect as it gets (the temperatures in London on Thurs. morning were a cool 60, after all).

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Middleton's fall-ready ensemble was comprised of a long-sleeve crepe midi dress that was sprinkled with a bold, colorful botanical motif. The designer behind the frock was none other than Michael Kors, who's known to churn out pieces with that refined, polished aesthetic — which just so happens to align perfectly with the duchess' signature style sensibilities.

The royal stuck with her usual accessories, including her favorite navy suede pumps and her go-to oak leaf hoop earrings by Asprey London. Her fresh blowout and lighter, warmer hair hue certainly didn't go unnoticed by the beauty world, either.

So, gear up for autumn by shopping The Zoe Report's roundup of the best fall dresses, including the exact number Middleton just stepped out wearing, below. Word to wise: Act fast, because it's bound to sell out by the end of the day.

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