Kate Middleton Just Replaced Diamonds With These $15 Gold Hoops From ASOS


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Despite what her 12-carat sapphire engagement ring might make you believe, Kate Middleton doesn’t always opt for the crème de la crème of jewelry. Sometimes, like us, she prefers to wear baubles that are a tad more on the accessible side. At least, that’s what she chose on Tuesday. The Duchess of Cambridge threw on a pair of under-$15 gold hoops with an eye-catching red sweater-skirt duo and caramel-colored accessories to give a speech at the BAFTA headquarters in London. Specifically, she wore 14-karat gold-plated twist-hoop earrings from ASOS that are somehow still in stock—for now.

This isn’t the first time that Middleton has dabbled in ASOS’s jewelry section. In fact, it isn’t even the first time she’s worn these exact earrings. In May, the duchess styled the chunky, twisted hoops with a red-and-black Alessandra Rich collared dress and black Jennifer Chamandi pumps for an event at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

Just like last time, Middleton styled her go-to hoops with a bold shade of red on Tuesday. For her speech, she paired a simple red turtleneck with a matching midi-length, pleated skirt from Christopher Kane. With the monochrome ensemble, she wore light-brown Ralph Lauren pumps and a similarly colored DeMellier top-handle bag, which Middleton has been spotted carrying recently. We love a duchess who recycles.

Ahead, shop Middleton’s look, including her soon-to-sell-out under-$15 hoops.


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On Kate Middleton: ASOS Design 14k Gold Plated Twist Hoop Earrings ($15); Christopher Kane Crystal-Embellished Pleated Skirt ($995); DeMellier Nano Montreal Bag ($395); Ralph Lauren Celia Pumps ($675)

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.