Kate Has 5 New Favorite Accessories, and They're So Fashion

Some watch planes and others train-spot, but our pastime of choice is patiently waiting to see which delights Kate Middleton will serve up next. Of course, we've always been fans of her polished style, but there's no denying she's had her strongest string of looks over the last few months. 

From the on-trend Western boots she wore with skinny jeans to the very forward Alessandra Rich dress she wore in the royal family portraits, we can't find fault with any of her latest ensembles. However, the thing that's taken Kate's outfits to the next level is undoubtedly her new, more trend-forward accessories. 

Kate often finds comfort in minimal clutch bags, nude pumps, and simple jewels, but recently she's been experimenting with more directional extras, all of which just so happen to be perfect for party season, too.

Keep scrolling to see and shop Kate Middleton's accessories, which have the power to make any outfit look 10/10.


Style Notes: Her hair always sets the bar high, but Kate excelled even herself with her tousled pony, which she adorned with a gorgeous black bow. The day after, several of the Who What Wear team turned up to work with bows in their hair, too.

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Style Notes: Considering she normally wears simple studs, when Kate chose to don a pair of It girl–approved gold hoops, it was a subtle switch that made a big style impact. 

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Style Notes: While clutches serve as unofficial party arm candy, Kate shows that mini bags are just as chic and will likely hold more of your essentials, too. 

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Style Notes: As well as experimenting with bows, Kate took a bold sartorial step when she made her Alice band debut. Opting for a super-padded style, she's helped put headbands back on the map

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Style Notes: Kate's love of classic pumps is well documented, though it seems, for party season, she's swapped her trademark neutrals in favor of Jimmy Choo's rich velvet iterations. 

Next, see which old-school styling trick Kate, Meghan, and more royals all use to look polished

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.