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Kate Middleton’s Ponytail Is The Perfect Hairstyle For Rainy Days


Kate Middleton rarely strays from her everyday look. The duchess is loyal to her favorite designers, she sticks with her go-to silhouettes, and only ever ties her chestnut waves up for the occasional formal event. During her latest outing, though, Kate Middleton's ponytail was a casual version of her usual updo.

On Weds., the royal couple visited the iconic Blackpool Tower, where Middleton and Prince William learned all about the picturesque seaside town. The duchess carried an umbrella to protect her Michael Kors outfit — and that perky ponytail — from the rain.

If you haven't noticed, Middleton always reaches for something in olive green on her low-key days, so it's no surprise that she opted for a Sportmax coat in this color for the relaxed occasion. She wore the layer over a green shirt dress by Michael Kors and added all-black cold-weather accessories: a scarf, gloves, and tall Ralph Lauren boots.

The duchess went full monochrome with green amythyst drop earrings by her favorite British jeweler, Kiki McDonough, and that same green Manu Atelier handbag she carried during her visit to Dundee, Scotland, in Jan.

Her best accessory, however, was her hair. She pulled her bouncy waves back in an easy-yet-chic ponytail.

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This hairstyle is so rare for the royal. The last time the duchess sported a ponytail was when she wore a similar outfit in Sept. In fact, that updo looked almost exactly the same as her latest, too, except instead of a ribbon, Middleton wrapped a piece of hair around her elastic this time.

Perhaps the rain is to thank for this weekend-ready ponytail moment. The next time you're in the market for a sleek updo on a rainy Sat., steal the duchess' look with this bouncy (and easy) hairstyle. Ahead, a few products to help you.

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No Frizz Shampoo


Living Proof

On drizzly days, start by washing your hair with a frizz-fighting shampoo. This one cleanses while simultaneously blocking humidity.

Sculpt: Infrared Curling Iron


Sephora Collection

Get Middleton's classic voluminous waves with this 1.25-inch wand.

Ceramic + Ion Anti-Static Cushioned Rectangular Paddle Brush


Olivia Garden

After you've curled your hair, brush it out with a ceramic paddle brush for Middleton-like waves. This one maximizes heat distribution and fights static.

No-Slip Bobby Pins



After you've pulled your waves up, take a chunk from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic, securing with bobby pins.

Imperméable Anti-Humidity Purse Spray



If your hair is prone to frizziness, then opt for a finishing spray that also fights humidity. This formula is loaded with vitamin B5 to keep your hair healthy and smooth.