Ever since Kate Middleton broke aspiring princess’ hearts all over the country and married Wills, she has become a style icon. Known for her savvy sense of style and down-to-earth approach to dressing, K-Mid has become quite an inspiration.

Not only does Kate know how to wear an outfit more than once (unheard of with most celebs, never mind members of the royal family), she wears it with an elegance and class that most of us strive for.

We may never be able to attain those lustrous, freshly blow-dried brown locks, but what we can do is emulate K-Mid’s style. Get her look without burning a hole in your purse in these five easy steps.

Go Top to Toe

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Kate Middleton often chooses to go top-to-toe in one block colour. Choosing primary colours like red or blue, Kate will wear a well-fitted dress, often cut just above the knee, with a matching coat.

This look works well as a work uniform or a go-to combination for a formal event like a graduation. The key is to buy bold colours and to pair them with a tone that is exactly the same.

Get the look with a close fitting dress and blazer or jacket combination. Add the final touch with a killer heel court.

Wear Headgear

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Without a little extravagance, Kate would not be Duchess material. Adding intrigue to most looks, a well-chosen piece of headgear can elevate your outfit.

Kate goes for a range of options, from floral infused headpieces to maritime-style headgear that dresses up a more casual look.

Button Up

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Kate is rarely seen without a pea-coat or a bold-coloured jacket. Opting for pretty outer-wear that buttons right up to the neck, Kate manages to look both fashionable and elegant in equal measure. Very much like the Queen, Kate’s coat options are always in a bright colour.

Get the look by investing in a military style coat or jacket that buttons right the way up. You are looking for strong shapes that streamline your form. Go for a bold colour and pair with a simple shift dress or a skinny jean and a heel.

Pick Pastels

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It’s no secret that Kate Middleton has a penchant for pastels. The spring and summer months see the Duchess sporting pinks, blues and pale yellows for various stately appearances.

This look is incredibly on-trend right now. It’s the perfect option for the onset of the summer months. Wear at a wedding, garden party or simply to the office. Turn heads in a pretty pastel-coloured dress with a stiletto.

Take a Down Day

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Kate and Wills are often pictured on their days off, walking the dogs and out with baby George. On these occasions, the Duchess shows off her country-girl roots.

Get the look by teaming a skinny jean with a Breton striped top. Wear with wellies and a quilted or wax-look jacket for a country walk or a stroll in the local park. The dogs (and prince) are optional.

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