Kate Middleton Wore the Color I'm Buying In Bulk From Zara, H&M, and Nordstrom


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If this season's red craze isn't your thing, perhaps Kate Middleton's preferred shade on the color wheel is. The Princess of Wales spent her Sunday attending Easter service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she re-wore (a sartorial tradition of Middleton's) a royal blue coatdress custom-made by Catherine Walker. Middleton paired the coat with a blue Lock and Co. pillbox hat and a blue Emmy London clutch. In fact, the only item Middleton wore that wasn't blue was a pair of neutral suede pumps from her go-to shoe brand, Gianvito Rossi.

But Middleton isn't the only person eyeing royal blue for spring and summer. After a few hours of scrolling through H&M, Nordstrom, and Zara this morning, it became crystal clear the shade is having a moment. A bevy of options in the hue are being sold at all three retailers right now. Below, check out my favorites from their current offerings. 


(Image credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

On Middleton: Catherine Walker coat; Lock and Co. hat; Gianvito Rossi 105 Suede Pumps ($775); Emmy London Natasha Clutch ($475); Carousel Jewels Stella Earrings With Lapis and Moonstone ($165)

Shop the best royal blue pieces from Zara, Nordstrom, and H&M:

Next up: I Haven't Done a Nordstrom Deep Dive In Forever—41 Items I Can't Believe I Found

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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.