Kate Middleton Just Wore a Royal Version of Anna Wintour's Signature Uniform

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Today, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the offices of a charity called Shout, which is a text service in the UK that provides mental health support 24/7. Her appearance was to mark the milestone of reaching over one million conversations. How impressive is that? For the occasion, Kate Middleton wore a dress by Derek Lam along with suede boots by Ralph Lauren.

Her outfit combo reminds me of Anna Wintour's very specific uniform: a printed midi dress and knee-high heeled boots. Wintour has worn countless variations of this combination, switching up details like sleeves, prints, and boot styles. With the approval of both Middleton and Wintour, it's safe to say this is a foolproof outfit if you want to appear business-like yet stylish. Scroll down for outfit ideas, and shop the combo for yourself. 

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On Kate Middleton: Derek Lam dress; Ralph Lauren boots

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How Anna Wintour Wears Printed Midi Dresses + Knee-High Boots

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Shop the Foolproof Outfit Combo

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Erin Fitzpatrick
Associate Director, Fashion News

I got my start as a Who What Wear intern eleven years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (We've since increased that number twentyfold.) I graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how I ended up moving to Los Angeles from my hometown of San Diego. In college, I also interned at Refinery29, where I was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, I came back to WWW in 2016, where I currently hold the title of Associate Director, Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royals expert—in case you haven't noticed my numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). I spend my days trying to incorporate my idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, I love tennis, dogs, classic rock, and traveling.