Kate Dressed Better Than Ever In 2018 Thanks to These Clever Styling Tricks

The Duchess of Cambridge's style is often considered a little bland for the fashion crowd (too many Breton tops, coat dresses and beige patent pumps for the street style set's liking). Given that she's representing the royal family on an international stage, Kate Middleton needs to look polished and select classic items that will photograph well and won't date after several months. It's not easy task to tick all of these protocol boxes while also pleasing the fashion crowd. Over the past few months Kate has made more fashion-forward choices, however, favouring sharp tailoring, avoiding bold colours and experimenting with hair accessories. Rather than Queen Elizabeth-style coat dresses in primary colours, she's been wearing outfits that we'd expect to see on Victoria Beckham or our favourite French influencers. Keep scrolling to see why this has been Kate Middleton's year when it comes to fashion.