8 Jewel-Toned Looks Fit for a Princess–Kate Middleton, That Is–on Her Birthday

  • 7161

Every year without fail, simple, monochromatic black and white seem to dominate our winter wardrobes, try as we might to infuse some vibrant color into our style repertoires. If you tend to fall into this chilly weather fashion rut, however, then look no further than Kate Middleton’s winter outfits, which are anything but boring. Especially during the frigid season, the Duchess of Cambridge often forgoes those predictable, bland hues, and opts for a royal combination of jewel-toned designs. 

Last December, she posed with her family for their holiday card in an enchanting ruby sweater, which was the highlight of a flawlessly casual outfit. And throughout 2020, she proved to be the queen of green, wearing several photo-worthy emerald ensembles, from glitzy gowns to statement, fur-lined coats and lounge-worthy trousers. Even her Zoom looks brought the sparkle, thanks to a vibrant citrine top and dazzling gold earrings.

If you’re looking for ways to branch out from the usual mundane shades or, perhaps, connect with your inner-princess this season, Middleton’s winter outfits, channeled below, could certainly be a source of inspiration, especially today on her 39th birthday. Now, if only we could find a way to convince the Queen to let us borrow one of those tiaras.

Photo: Getty Images

Ulla Johnson Harriet printed cotton button-down shirt

$245

INTERMIX

Buybuyluvetsy royal blue fedora

$20

ETSY
Photo: Getty Images

Emilia Wickstead Alice point collar crepe midi dress

$1,840

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Stratberry stylist mini crossbody bag

$415

STRATHBERRY
Photo: Getty Images

Markarian sequin bias corset dress

$1,750

MODA OPERANDI

L.K. Bennett Scarlet suede pumps

$295

L.K. BENNETT
Photo: Getty Images

Shrimps river faux fur-trimmed wool-blend coat

$955

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Tory Burch Gigi over-the-knee ankle-tie boot

$628$399

TORY BURCH
Photo: Getty Images

J.Crew cashmere crewneck sweater

$98

J.CREW

Frank & Eileen tee lab knit button-down shirt

$218

NORDSTROM
Photo: Courtesy of Kensington Palace / @kensingtonroyal

Hebe Studio velvet double breasted jacket

$650$368

FARFETCH

Cathy Waterman triple pink sapphire hexagonal earrings

$2,000

YLANG 23
Photo: Getty Images

Veronica Beard Edia satin wide-leg pants

$395

NET-A-PORTER

Adidas originals Stan Smith sneakers

$60

ZAPPOS
Photo: Getty Images

Emilia Wickstead Lucille georgette shirt dress

$1,315$394

MATCHESFASHION.COM

BaybeesNest face mask

$13

ETSY