I'm not sure whether Kate Middleton's style is getting trendier lately or if the current products on offer all happen to be inspired by the duchess. Either way, the royal's fashion sense has never been more current and I can't help but feel impressed at her willingness to try all of winter's top trends. Since royal style skews conservative, there's a plentiful list of items Middleton, Meghan Markle and every other British royal can't wear, and consequently, the list rules out a number of trends.
Kate's got a thing for on-trend hair accessories, which she's been wearing quite a bit these days. It's her XXL padded headband that feels extra current—the style has been gaining momentum this winter and the evidence is all over Instagram.
She's at it again with the trendy hair accessories, this time wearing a chic velvet bow tying up her ponytail. The accessory is a little detail she added to her winter ensemble, but it made a big impact.
The heavy crystal trend, which we've dubbed chandelier dressing, has arrived just in time for the Christmas party circuit, and none other than Middleton herself (and Markle, too) broke out her finest crystal earrings from the royal family's jewellery collection to celebrate Prince Charles' 70th birthday. Kate no doubt adorned herself in genuine diamonds, but brands are dreaming up affordable styles that hit on this trend, too.
Kate hardly ever wavers from her denim collection (skinny jeans are her forever style), so we were delighted to discover her nod to the Western trend via a pair of cowboy-come-Chelsea boots, which she tucked her black skinnies into.
The duchess is beaming in these royal family portraits wearing a now sold-out Alessandra Rich dress. This is exciting to a fashion editor for two reasons: Alessandra Rich's party dresses are a staple for It girls everywhere, and more precisely, the unique buttons on Middleton's dress are part of a larger trend afoot.