Kate Middleton Just Tried Victoria Beckham's Go-To Outfit Formula

The Duchess of Cambridge's style is often considered a little bland for the fashion crowd (too many Breton tops, coatdresses, and beige patent pumps for the street style set's liking). Given that she's representing the royal family on an international stage, she needs to look polished and select classic items that'll photograph well and won't date after several months. It's no easy task to tick all these boxes while also pleasing the fashion crowd. Still, Middleton does balance this with making more fashion-forward choices, wearing unexpected London Fashion Week designers such as Simone Rocha and Barbara Casasola, experimenting with new silhouettes, and subtlety nodding to the latest trends.