Holly Willoughby Just Wore This 50-Year-Old Royal Outfit Formula

This week, Holly Willoughby wore an H&M midi skirt and camel cashmere jumper that looked very familiar. Her tartan ensemble is an outfit the Duchess of Cambridge wore two months ago on an official visit with Prince William. Ever since Kate wore her cardi and kilt, we've been seeing this outfit all over our Instagram feeds. In fact, a number of influencers and industry insiders have been wearing one specific midi checked pleated skirt from Zara with tan knitwear.

Holly's skirt might look exactly like this midi, but it's actually a (predictably now-sold-out) version from H&M. This outfit might be proving popular this winter, but it is, in fact, a very traditional royal ensemble that the queen has been wearing for decades. Calf-length kilts and buttoned-up cardigans have been as crucial to her country look as corgis and silk scarves. Keep scrolling to see and shop this royal-approved look.

Tartan midi skirt outfit: The Queen in tartan midi skirt and cardigan



Style Notes: The queen has long been a fan of button-up cardis and pleated tartan midis. It's been her Balmoral uniform for decades.

Tartan midi skirt outfit: Kate Middleton in Emilia Wickstead



Style Notes: In December, Kate wore a pleated tartan midi by London designer Emilia Wickstead, which she paired with a fitted black cardigan and black knee-high boots.

Style Notes: This week on This Morning, Holly Willoughby followed this royal outfit formula, wearing a tartan midi skirt by H&M (now sold out) with a camel crew-neck jumper.

Tartan midi skirt outfit: The Frugality in Zara midi skirt


The Frugality

Style Notes: Alex of the Frugality wore an almost identical look to Holly; however, her midi is a now-sold-out kilt from Zara.

Style Notes: Katherine Ormerod wears her Zara tartan skirt with an oatmeal-coloured cardigan from John Lewis & Partners. Her tan leather belt really pulls together these two separates.

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