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hot tips from kate's summer wardrobe

The northern summer may be ending, but things are just starting to heat up in Oz. With Britain on display recently, let's get some fashion inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge.


Kate Middleton has been stealing the spotlight at jubilee events and the London Olympics. Now it's our turn to add a little royal flair to our summer wardrobe. Pinch these 10 hot styles!

1

Got the blues

A favourite colour choice for Kate is blue. Plenty of her summer items came in shades of blue, including dresses, striped tops, jackets, jeans and wedge shoes. Get it any way you can.

2

Prints

When heading to official events, Kate isn’t afraid to keep things interesting with prints. Look for dresses or pants in one hot print and pair with a solid item like a black waist belt or plain t-shirt.

3

Minimal me

Gone are the days of oversized handbags, instead you’ll often see Kate closely clasping onto a clutch purse. Go for a mid-sized clutch that can hold your essential items and get it in classic black or a bright colour to add to your dazzling ensemble.

4

It's all white

Like a nice summer breeze, Kate has often gone for the refreshing choice of white. In a dress, skirt, blouse or accessories, a cool white item gets everyone in the mood for some fun in the sun.

5

Colour me happy

A sure-fire way to boost your summer wardrobe is with colourful denim jeans. Kate was seen at various daytime Olympic events sporting coloured jeans, including royal blue and coral pink.

6

Tailored jackets

Kate kept the evening chills off her back by teaming casual outfits with smartly tailored jackets. Get immediate street cred by going for a jacket that finishes just at the hips, preferably above some sexy skinny jeans.

7

Au naturale

There’s one style that Kate doesn’t stray from too often and that is fresh, bouncy hair. Stick to a more natural look this summer and have flowing, voluminous hair cascading down your back (a few curls at the end never goes astray).

8

Simple accessories

Kate keeps her accessories classy by sticking to just one key look, either elegant dangly earrings, a long necklace or simple studs. Enhance your look with just a tiny touch of sparkle.

9

In the buff

In the name of elegance, Kate took "nude" to new heights, often wearing pumps or the occasional dress in this neutral shade. Keep the focus on one item, such as a knock-out dress, by complementing it with nude shoes.

10

Sexy lace

If you have one gala event this summer, make sure you drape your figure in lace. Kate wore many beautiful dresses touched with lace to her formal evening events.

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