I normally leave fashion posts for the style page but I thought all my female readers might be interested in emulating Duchess Kate's 'pretty in purple' look. Absolutely anyone can wear this look, It represents casual chic perfectly. Kate is a natural beauty and I often think in her case less is more. I believe the purple sweater is the Ralph Lauren slim fit cable cashmere. It is described as
'Wearable luxury you can treasure for years'
Almost identical to the above sweater is the Ralph Lauren buchanan cable knit sweater. It is currently available for just under $100 It is described as
'A classic crewneck sweater is elegantly rendered in cozy, lightweight cable knit cotton and finished with signature embroidery for an iconic look'
It is available in a number of colours. The colour above is 'Wexford Purple'. Similar sweaters can be purchased on the high street or by designers.
This is also a Ralph Lauren from the Black Label range. (Yes Ralph Lauren make great sweaters :)) The neckline is lower than the one above but they otherwise they are extremely similar. This cable knit cashmere sweater is available to buy HERE
For a more affordable alternative, I've chosen this dark purple Austin Reed cable knit jumper. It is available in all sizes HERE
On Kate's trip to Tesco she wore the beautiful Aquascutum Club Check Scarf she previously wore whilst canoeing in Canada, It is currently on sale. The scarf, made in Italy would be ideal for Winter.
Kate completed her shopping look with Croc Patent Leather Pirouette flats by London Sole
They are available for £165 and described as
'A classic french ballet flat with fabric lining, leather insoles and strong elastomere outersoles'
To complete the look simply scrape your hair back and team with your favourite skinny jeans! Let me know if any of you emulate the look. Any photos? I shall add them to the blog!
On another note I am delighted we are seeing so much of Kate recently, After their return from Canada St James's stated we wouldn't see the Royal couple much this year. I can hardly imagine seeing Camilla shopping at Tesco which is why William and Kate are a breath of fresh air. Looking forward to seeing what she wears next!