Kate Middleton's Elevated Autumn Capsule Consists of 8 Easy Basics

If anyone's wardrobe is worth emulating for a masterclass in polished, seasonal style, it has to be Kate Middleton's. Always immaculately presented (even in jeans), the Princess of Wales has set the standard for modern royal dressing, and a look back through her outfit history shows a track record of well-curated, sophisticated looks that are surprisingly easy to replicate.

Far from the traditional twinset and pearls, Princess Kate's style has been on our radar for a while, and not least because of her passion for championing British brands and her penchant for affordable high-street moments. Thanks to her, we've discovered new brands, swapped skinnies for puddle pants, and gotten tips on how to style a plain white vest—not bad for an unlikely street style hero.

And while we wait with bated breath to see what look she does next, now is as good a time as any to take tips from her wardrobe in a bid to refresh our own for the season ahead. Looking back at Kate Middleton's autumn outfits past and present has highlighted some of the key pieces that she wears time and time again, and I'm happy to say that they're all easily shoppable now. So if your wardrobe could do with a little royal makeover, keep scrolling for the only eight pieces you'll need to master Kate Middleton's easy, elegant style.



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Style Notes: A staple in both French women's wardrobes and royal circles alike, the tweed blazer has become the definition of casual-chic, and this vintage Chanel jacket has convinced us that tweed can be stylish as opposed to stuffy. 



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Style Notes: If you don't see Kate in a dress coat, it's likely she'll still be wearing a dress, and the perfect answer to chilly autumnal weather is a knit iteration–a cosy, comfortable seasonal must-have that's as easily dressed up as it is dressed down. 



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Style Notes: We've seen plenty of coat trends already this year, but one timeless silhouette that works year after year is a sweeping maxi coat. Whether a lightweight trench or a substantial wool coat, a calf-skimming hem always manages to feel a little bit dressier no matter what you're wearing underneath. 



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Style Notes: There are only a handful of ways to make a suit feel fresh, but one of the most impactful is head-to-toe colour blocking. This white suit was a fresh change from the browns and greys we would expect to see from a formal appointment and served as reminder that unexpected colourways can work for just about every event in your social calendar. 



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Style Notes: It's no surprise that the Princess knows good tailoring, and her trouser of choice is a reliable, pleated wide-leg style. There isn't an aesthetic, shape or size that the wide-leg won't suit, so if there isn't already a pair in your closet, consider this your sign to invest. 



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Style Notes: Kate's casual side is always one of the most fascinating to see. Her low-key looks always manage to be quintessentially British (incorporating plenty of Barbour jackets and Chelsea boots), but the most accessible thing in her wardrobe is the turtleneck jumper. While she often pairs a fine knit with a matching skirt for dressier events, we love the chunky, fluffy knits that she's often spotted in while out and about. 



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Style Notes: Finally, a royal look we can all get behind! We can all identify with the easy weekend uniform of a jumper, leggings and flats, and apparently so does Kate (albeit with a slightly more fitted belted jacket). 



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Style Notes: We simply couldn't discuss Kate's wardrobe heroes without mentioning a court shoe. There are more suede, leather and patent court shoes on the market than ever, so to separate the stylish from the samey, look for quirky details that make the classic feel a little more modern. 

Next up: Katie Holmes's Dress-and-Boots Combo Is First on My List to Copy This Autumn

This post was previously published and has since been updated.

Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.