Kate Middleton's Fall Wardrobe Routinely Consists of These 8 Items

Given Kate Middleton's packed calendar during the fall months, we've gotten to bear witness to many of her cozy outfits over the years, and there are some apparent patterns. Middleton isn't one to change up her style a lot, as her wardrobe veers quite classic and she has her fair share of "rules" to follow as a member of the British royal family. For that reason, there are certain staples that she's been wearing for years.

So why does it matter? Middleton is one of the most put-together and influential women on the face of the earth. People drop everything to see what she's wearing, and everything she puts on is carefully considered. But she never looks like she's trying too hard—she typically looks comfortable and confident in whatever she's wearing, and that's the goal, right?

Given her knack for fall dressing, we thought it would be both fun and useful to share some of her autumnal wardrobe staples, all of which she wears year after year. Read on to shop them for your own closet.



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Wearing tartan pieces is quintessentially British, and Middleton often chooses to wear the classic print as the holidays approach.

On Kate Middleton: Brora cardigan; Emilia Wickstead skirt

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Olive Green


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It's clear that one of Middleton's favorite neutrals to wear in the fall is olive green. It makes sense—it's versatile and a little livelier than black.

On Kate Middleton: Warehouse sweater; Jigsaw pants

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Black Skinny Jeans


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Middleton is incredibly loyal to one denim style, and that's skinny jeans—especially black ones. She wears them constantly (when the occasion allows it), dressed up or dressed down.

On Kate Middleton: Really Wild jacket; See by Chloé boots

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Waxed Jackets


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It doesn't get more "English countryside" than a waxed jacket. Middleton's is almost always by the British heritage brand Barbour.

On Kate Middleton: Barbour jacket; Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Knee High Boots ($695)

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Chelsea Boots


In the fall, Middleton frequently wears boots. One of the styles she prefers is Chelsea boots, which may not always be "trendy," but they're never "out" (aka, they're classic).

On Kate Middleton: Smythe blazer; Russell & Bromley boots

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Cashmere Sweaters


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Cashmere sweaters in an array of hues are an important element of Middleton's fall wardrobe. We love the polished effect that tucking it in gives.

On Kate Middleton: Massimo Dutti coat and sweater; Gianvito Rossi shoes

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Colorful Coats


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Perhaps taking a cue from Queen Elizabeth, Middleton treats brightly colored coats like wardrobe essentials. Aside from looking beautiful on her, they help her to be spotted from afar.

On Kate Middleton: Alexander McQueen coat

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Quilted Vests and Jackets


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For more casual outdoor occasions, Middleton often dons a quilted vest or jacket. Think of them as less intense versions of a puffer.

On Kate Middleton: Ganni vest

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Next up, nine classic fall outfits, courtesy of French girls.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.