Monday, 19 August 2019

A Bumper End to 'Styling Kate' 2019!

We're back with a bumper edition filled with the remaining looks from our stylists this year (click here to visit Part 1 and here for Part 2). The brief was to choose a look for the Duchess for a day in the Royal Box at Wimbledon to possibly include presenting duties afterwards. We saw an eclectic mix of pieces, from vibrant florals to classic designs, and stylish jumpsuits to chic skirt and blouse combinations. You all did an outstanding job. A huge thank you to all who participated, it's evident you all put considerable thought and planning into your ensembles which made for an abundance of sartorial eye candy.


CJ - Our final round of stylists' looks begins with CJ's Wimbledon choices. She chose a sky blue sheath dress by Prabal Gurung accessorised with Dolce Vita Noles Sandals, the Bottega Veneta Acro bag and aquamarine Kate Spade earrings.


CJ - CJ also shared a jumpsuit look featuring Jason Wu's gathered poplin striped jumpsuit, Christian Louboutin Barbaclara sandals, the See by Chloe Paige bag and Claudia Bradby's Biography pearl grey earrings.


Tammy from California - "I'd like her to look sporty-chic, if this makes any sense. Chic enough to hand out awards, but a print and hairdo that say, "I'm here for the competition". Dress by Neiman Marcus in blue. I like the ties at the neck and waist. They are fun, feminine and ties representing sport- you lace up for the game. I also like the geometric pattern- "angles" of the court. For shoes, I'd like to see her in Stuart Weitzman Jennifer Suede Shoes in Navy. You can't tell in this picture, but if you go to this same shoe in cream, you can see there is a basket weave in the shoe that goes with the pattern of the dress and the bow is fun, feminine and matches the Wimbledon bow she wears as patron. For earrings I'd like something small, so as not to take away the tie at the top of her dress. I'd like to see white-ish earrings though and think her Hope Egg earrings from Links Of London would be nice. For her hair, I like the chic pony she rocked at the 2017 Chelsea flower show. For sporting events, I love it. She could wear her blue Cartier watch to add to the sport feel of the outfit and it keeps with the blue color of her shoes while the silver goes well with the earrings.  I'd like to see her borrow a look from sis-in-law Meghan with Le Specs Bandwagon Sunglasses in Raw Sugar with blue polarized lenses."

Couch Potato - Couch Potato chose the Coast Sidney Jumpsuit as "a departure" from Kate's usual style for Wimbledon. The white floral piece is styled with Kate's LK Bennett Natalie clutch, Asos Pimkie yellow block heel sandals and Claudia Bradby Couture Pearl Stud earrings.


Downton Abbey Fan - "The small circles on the green jumpsuit kind of reminded me of tennis balls on the lawn." The Phase Eight Adelina spot print jumpsuit is teamed with Kate's Rupert Sanderson Calice pink pumps, Kate's Kiki Morganite earrings, Longchamp round sunglasses in havana/grey and a delicate Annoushka bracelet.


Nancy USA - Nancy chose Victoria Beckham's neon pink cap sleeve dress from the Autumn/Winter 2019 Collection styled with Kate's Office Nina block heel sandals, Stuart Weitzman Muse clutch in black, Kate's Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Pearl earrings, Cartier watch and Ray Ban wayfarers.


Jen - "I think this classic Picture of Björn Borg and John McEnroe should serve as inspiration for Kate." (See the iconic image here). A red and white diagonal stripe Topshop dress would be worn with Kate's very popular Office Nina sandals, Victoria Beckham's Quincy tote and Kate's In2Design baroque pearl earrings.


Annika - Boston - "I went for Wimbledon whites, since I just love the fresh summery look." Annika selected the Susannah Starflower Midi Knot Tea Dress. The floral dress is accessorised with Stuart Weitzman Nudist Leather sandals, a wicker and crocodile tote bag by Nancy Gonzalez and Fallon Fern swag earrings. Ray Ban Youngster sunglasses and half up-half down hairstyle complete the look.


Phyl (better known as the always informative Solid Moonlight on Twitter) - It's the J Crew 'Going Places' Dalmatian Print tweed dress styled with LK Bennett Fern Pumps in grass green suede, the LK Bennett Madeline clutch in mint suede, Kate's Monica Vinader Siren earrings and Kate's Bvlgari sunglasses. A bouncy blow out and Kate's Wimbledon pin complete the ensemble.


Rachel - Rachel chose the Alexander McQueen Deconstructed Rose Torn Dress in blue, ivory and black. It's accessorised with Kate's Office Nina block heel shoes (easily one of the most popular pairs in Kate's closet judging by this year's stylists' choices), Kate's Victoria Beckham Quincy bag and blue topaz Kiki McDonough jewellery.


MiLady - Like Pam from Boston, MiLady fell in love with the Finn Floral Embroidered dress by Erdem. The dress is styled with Kiki McDonough Lola blue topaz and diamond earrings, Kate's Dolce & Gabbana Sicily bag and blush Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps.


Erin NZ - "For Wimbledon, I have chosen the LK Bennett ‘Lou’ dress in pink and paired it with her Rupert Sanderson ‘Calice’ pumps. I have chosen the Strathberry midi tote in white/rose/burgundy, her Bvlgari 'BV8170’ sunglasses and some new jewellery alongside her Cartier watch. The Mappin & Webb ‘Masquerade’ earrings and Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet in white gold with diamonds set in. Of course, her Wimbledon bow would also be worn."


Hope from USA - "I decided to mostly recycle. So I'd start with one of my favorite dresses, the LK Bennett Lasa dress worn in Australia. Pairing it with her Victoria Beckham Quincy Bag as it big enough to hold what she will need for the day. I'd love to see her wear the bracelet Camilla gave her, and her double leaf gold earrings. I was also thinking that since she is now a patron of Wimbledon, maybe she needs a diamond tennis bracelet!Sunglasses and her Wimbledon bow are both a must."


Inez of Sweden - Inez would style the Duchess in in the Stella McCartney + NET SUSTAIN Laurieton polka-dot stretch-cady mini dress. Styled with Kate's Office Nina block heel shoes, black suede Mulberry Bayswater clutch, Ray Ban sunglasses, Cartier Ballon Bleu watch and Sydney Evan Mini Bee 14-karat gold, diamond and sapphire earrings.


Sofy - Sofia created a look with by raiding Kate's own wardrobe for inspiration. She chose her Hurst Rose Print Erdem top and skirt first worn in Poland in 2017, Kate's Brora gold charm earrings, Kate's red croc Mulberry Darley bag and the Hobbs Albini shoes.


Beth W7372 - Beth chose the Reiss Mariona Nude Pleated Midi Dress, Kate's Kiki Morganite and diamonds earrings and the look is finished off with a pair of Aquazzura nude crocodile printed leather pumps.


 Karolina Joanna - "Every year when is time of Wimbledon I hope that Duchess Kate would wear beautiful tailored suit from McQueen which she worn in Singapore and India.Unfortunately it didn't happen but I still can dream and show us my creation. I would add to white colour of Wimbledon lively touch of red.Shoes from Rossi are formal and smart. Handbag and earrings are funny, summery accessories. I try to keep balance between formality and fun with fashion."


Smiley - Smiley selected the white and navy Hobbs London Harbour shift dress with Kate's LK Bennett Art navy block pumps and new yellow gold and diamond jewellery from Mappin & Webb.


Andrea from New York - "I love Kate in white which she famously said was her favorite color and I think Emilia Wickstead could become her go to designer for Wimbledon trophy presentations so I chose Emilia Wickstead’s Cloque midi dress in white." The dress is styled with Schutz Ada metallic stack heel sandals, a clutch by Anne Grand-Clément, Kate's Cartier watch, Dolce & Gabbana Devotion sunglasses, the Queen Mother's Sapphire Diamond Fringe earrings and the Art Deco bracelet Charles gave the Duchess.


Couch Potato - "I turned to Kate favourite LK Bennett for a blue and white skirt with a bow combined with a white blouse from Hobbs." LK Bennett Sila navy patent leather court shoes, diamond drop earrings and a Messika bangle from Mappin & Webb complete the look.

German Girl - "I adore Kate Spade, so of course it had to be a dress by her! The Adette is simply beautiful." The lavender and cream dress is teamed with Kate's LK Bennett Fern pumps, amethyst stud earrings and a new pair of Tom Ford Geraldine sunglasses.


S - S put together a look featuring the Reiss Marlie Contrast Pleat Midi Skirt, a camel Halluber t-shirt, Kate's Nina Office block heel shoes (the most popular shoes in Kate's closet), Kate's Annoushka pearl earrings and a freshwater cultured pearl bracelet.


Unknown - Unknown chose the Loro Piana Short-Sleeve Polo-Top Pleated-Skirt Cashmere-Silk Midi Dress for an outing in the Royal Box. The dress would be worn with red Ferragamo Varina ballet flats, Jaeger Kate navy quilted bag, Asprey Oak Leaf earrings and Ray Ban sunglasses.


Unknown - Unknown also chose a look featuring Erdem's Kasia Cotton Midi dress, Kate's Dolce & Gabbana Sicily bag, Jimmy Choo Amely sandals, Kiki pink tourmaline and green amethyst earrings, Kate's Bvlgari sunglasses and rose pink nail polish.

Nicole M - "For the dress I have chosen a German label called "Hallhuber" in color elfenbein." Nicole styled the dress with Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong sandals in basket brown suede, the Michael Kors Mercer handbag, Kiki McDonough Signatures Champagne Quartz earrings and Chanel Rouge Noir.


Elle - "I thought it would be wonderful to see Kate in Victoria Beckham - after all at such a major UK event, shouldn't Kate wear a UK designer? - and I chose this lovely, yet simple soft pink midi length dress for Kate. Accessorized with her new purse that she carried on her first outing at Wimbledon this year and these L.K. Bennett sandal heels. For jewelry, I would love to see the 4 pearl necklace that Kate wore in Paris and Poland with the large round earrings. And then of course her Wimbledon bow (which should look lovely on the soft pink. And her black Givenchy sunglasses. Kate should wear her hair in a ponytail for a nice change."


Clara - Clara selected the Lela Rose Wool Crepe Handkerchief Sleeve Fitted V Neck Sheath dress. The dress is styled with Ted Baker Asselys light pink bow detail court shoes, Pear-Shaped Morganite and Diamond Accent Flame Drop Earrings in 10K Rose Gold and a matching pendant, a Swarovski tennis deluxe bracelet, pink satin Prada sunglasses and Tiffany T Butterfly sunglasses.


Oliver UK - "Well, as I was one that thought she'd 'struck out' this season- with three clear misses, I’d better enter this one! Lol. I’ve gone for simple cool summer dressing with minimalist modern accessories. There’s any number of options one could take with the dress, with patent and assorted pops of colour for accessories. For the Duchess, I’ve left it very simple and clean with minimal “tricks”. She’s a rather “classic” person, to be honest. I think the object is therefore to dress “her” and not satisfy my own personal desires. So this is what I’ve gone with, I had to search the “summer sale” racks to make this happen!" Oliver chose the HVN Maria Cherry-Print Button-Down Midi Dress styled with a Mark Cross Murphy Mini Bucket bag with red interior, Ray Ban wayfarers, Kiki citrine and diamond drop earrings and Kate's Cartier watch.


Anon 183 - Anon 183 would style the Duchess in Goat Fashion's Edelweiss dress featuring a geometric patterned organza with silver lamé and pink diamonds. It's accessorised with Russell & Bromley Park Ave pumps, Monica Vinader Riva Large Cocktail Hoops and Nura Teardrop mixed eternity diamond ring complete the look.


S. from E. - "Kate used to love Goat (although she hasn't worn this label in a while), so I chose a very "Jackie O" blue dress from their collection. New diamond studs (the round shape should pick up the shape of the buttons on the dress) and Kate's Cartier watch. To change up her usual style, I would have her wear flats especially for an event like Wimbledon. A navy patent clutch by L.K. Bennett to match the navy ballet flats."


B - For our final look this year, B shared a Brandon Maxwell pleated button-up shirt dress from the SS19 Collection. It would be worn with Polly Wales Celeste Gold Sapphire earrings, the Rosantico Perseo gold-tone tote, red sandals by The Row, Chloe Sunglasses and Kate's hair styled in a ponytail.


And that's a wrap for 2019! As we head towards the close of the summer season, we expect to see the Cambridges spending time with the Queen, Prince Philip and other royals at Balmoral shortly, most likely over the weekend. If they are in Scotland on Sunday, we should see photos of them arriving at Crathie Kirk.

26 comments:

  1. Clara I love your pink ensemble. The jewellery is lovely and compliments the dress beautifully. It looks totally “Kate”. The fine detailing on the sleeves is just lovely. Wish I owned those Ted Baker shoes. Perfect!

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  2. Phyl, love your choices (I’m a longtime J Crew shopper/fan)! Hope, love the L.K. Bennett dress...one of my all time favorites!

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  3. Another group of great looks. Lovely, simply lovely.

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  4. I want to know where Couch Potato found the LK Bennett blue and white skirt with bow. I looked on LK Bennett website,but couldn't find that skirt. I love it and can see the Duchess wearing that to Wimbledon. Perhaps a bit more casual the she usually wears on public engagements,but I think that it would look smashing on her! Depending on the price I might buy it.

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    1. I found it on the LK Bennett website and fell in love with it, it is so flowy and perfect for summer.
      Here is the link, I hope it works for you:
      https://www.lkbennett.com/product/CSALELACOTTONMultiBlue%20White~Alela-Skirt-Blue

      It is currently reduced to £69! Let me know if you end up buying it :)


      Couch Potato

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    2. I tried. I went right to the link you gave,but unfortunately almost all the sizes were sold out. They suggested calling the nearest store to see about availability. Hmmm-calling England from USA to get it!?! Thanks anyway

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  5. Anon 183 - there is something so different yet absolutely right about this dress. The best one in this year’s batch, I think.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the nice words Jen! I would love to see Kate in the dress - it would also be great for a tea party or something similar.
      I love the way you described the dress - "something so different yet absolutely right", that is also how I feel about it :)


      Anon183

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  6. Dear Charlotte, thank you for your hard work and dedication to sharing these stylings with us. I adore this year's submissions!!!

    Florida Gal

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  7. Caroline in Montana20 August 2019 at 16:07

    WOW, just WOW! loving the ideas everyone has submitted. Loving those Goat dressed, she should return to Goat immediately! I really wish charlotte could send her the 3 links, some really great looks for Kate, could save her tons of time looking for stuff:) thanks for doing this charlotte, so fun!!

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  8. I'm loving all the jumpsuits. I looked for one, but was recovering from a concussion and just didn't have the energy! I also love the flats instead of high heels. I looked at a pair to go with my dress, but I figured that would never happen! When she starts wearing out picks, we will know she has been paying attention!!

    Hope from USA

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  9. Sonja from Bavaria20 August 2019 at 18:12

    Okay, if Kate doesn't wear at least on of the proposed things to Wimbledon next year, I will be seriously disappointed!

    CJ:
    What a lovely vibrant blue colour

    Tammy from California:
    A lovely dress, this flowy style would be perfect for Wimbledon

    Couch Potato:
    I love this jumpsuit , and the accessoires you picked would go perfectly with it

    Downton Abbey Fan:
    I adore this jumpsuit , and the way you styled it (I would especially like to see these shoes again, I think Kate only wore them once?)

    Nancy USA:
    I love vibrant pink in the summer

    Jen:
    What a fun colour combination for the summertime

    Annika - Boston:
    I love the dress, it seems very 'Kate' (+ these fern earrings would have been perfect for their New Zealand tour!)

    Phyl:
    I love the green and white combination, and the dress is so pretty!

    Rachel:
    I love gow the colour of the jewellery matches the blue in the dress perfectly

    MiLady:
    This dress seems to be very popular

    Erin NZ:
    I am in love with the whole look (especially the beautiful dress and the pink and black tote - such a cool bag!)

    Hope from USA:
    I fell in love with this dress when Kate first wore it on tour in Down Under, and I would love to see it again

    Inez of Sweden:
    These earrings are quite unique

    Sofy:
    Despite controversial opinion at the time she wore it, I liked this dress Kate wore in Poland

    Beth W37372:
    I would love to see Kate wear more Reiss again! I was on holiday in London for the last week and saw so many pretty items in the windows of the Reiss stores

    Karolina Joanna:
    I would love to see Kate repeat both the skirt suit and the creative bag

    Smiley:
    What a pretty nautically inspired outfit

    Andrea from NY:
    Wow, you really went all out with your look

    Couch Potato:
    Can I just say that I adore the earrings + bracelet you picked? I want them for myself as well!

    German Girl:
    I would love to see Kate wear amethyst earrings

    S:
    Wow, I am in love with your outfit! The skirt is so pretty - it reminds me of a French Connection dress Kate wore when she was dating William. I also love tge way you paired it with pearl jewellery and the cute top

    Unknown:
    The ballerina flats are so pretty, I would love to see Kate wear more ballerina flats

    Unknown:
    The floral pattern on your dress is very pretty

    Nicole M:
    Wow, I adore the look you put together! The dress is simply beautiful, as is the bag. And I love the brown earrings and nail polish - such a different colour combo!

    Elle:
    I would love to see this pearl jewellery again as well

    Clara:
    What a pretty dress - Lela Rose is just great, isn't she? I also love the rose gold jewellery you chose!

    Oliver UK:
    These citrine cushion earrings look so pretty on Kate, especially with her brown hair

    Anon 183:
    What a pretty, delicate dress - and Kate seriously needs these earrings!

    S. from E.:
    I absolutely love your look, the dress is indeed very Jackie Kennedy (and so pretty!)
    I am also fully on board with Kate wearing ballerina flats for official engagements

    B:
    That red dress surely is an eye-catcher


    There were so many pretty looks in this batch that I just could't decide on my top 3, so here comes my Top 5 picks:
    Nicole M
    Erin NZ
    S
    Downton Abbey Fan
    Phyl


    I hope Kate, William and the kids enjoy their time in Scotland, Balmoral must he lovely and this sounds like a great trip to end their summer

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    1. Thank you Sonja :-)
      There are so many lovely oitfits here!

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  10. Susan in Florida20 August 2019 at 19:14

    I loved EVERY look on this thread !

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  11. PS - Love the introduction of the Salvatore Ferragamo ballet flats. They are a staple in my closet. I'm surprised Kate doesn't have them and the Tory Burch ballet flats for slacks and casual wear.

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  12. Maria from Austria20 August 2019 at 21:41

    Phyl, I really do love your choice. Second in is Unknown and you,B, made me smile: Meghan wore the same dress in olive in Australia.

    Giving it another shot, dear Charlotte: Will we do a poll about those styling Kate for Wimbledon? Best to all, Maria

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  13. Elle you have my vote! Love it!

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  14. Thanks Charlotte for this fun blog and all the work you put into it. Thanks also to everyone for the beautiful outfits submitted. I like them all and have enjoyed viewing them. Perhaps we'll see Duchess Kate in one of these at the next Wimbledon!...or anytime!!

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  15. Judith of Michigan21 August 2019 at 00:08

    What fun these three posts have been! So many beautiful outfits and so perfect for the Duchess! I admire the skill of picking clothes, shoes and accessories! I’d say add stylist to your resume!

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  16. Tammy from California21 August 2019 at 17:12

    Inez from Sweden, I think the Peter Pan-like collar on your dress is something Kate would wear often. The black dots also give it the tennis ball look.

    Everyone did such a great job! I loved all the picks!

    Charlotte thank you for giving us such a fun challenge!

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  17. I think all of the choices would be spectacular but I particularly liked those by Annika and Oliver. Just so many great looks!

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  18. Thanks for such a fashion feast to Charlotte and all you creative readers of this blog. I especially liked Unknown's choice of dress. Could there be a better combo of colour, comfort and style that shouts Wimbledon!

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  19. Are you going to try to make a post about what Kate wore on the plane trip to Scotland? It was very different from her "on duty style" but sooo chic! I'm particularly interested in the midi skirt she wore!

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  20. Look at this, Charlotte: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7388123/Prince-William-Kate-Middleton-royals-join-Queen-Balmoral.html

    Don't you feel like making a new post? :)

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  21. oh god i get the nodding head upon the style as own so let begin the round down
    CJ i love the dress its perfect the bag and the earrings is on point oh you have one more i love the dress and the jumpsuit i also like the style
    Tammy from California - oh i love the compliment and the flowy dress and its perfect for wimbledon

    Couch Potato i love the flower jumpsuit its perfect for wimbledon the shoes is to die for

    Downton Abbey Fan - oh my goddnes i love the green dress its perfect the earnings and bag and jewelery and everything perfect

    Nancy USA - another hit it perfect color shows feminine side of the duchess overall love everything
    Jen - what a beautiful dress i love the color itts like a summertime dress im sure its great to compliment the duchess
    Annika - Boston Phyl one of three fave can i steal our look
    Rachel MiLady Erin NZ these is perfect can i keep you in my closet and hire yu as my stylist


    Hope from USA - i would love to see her that outfit
    Inez of Sweden fabulous and simple

    Sofy i love the style and i love see that on her and one fave if she will recycle it

    Beth W7372 i love everything about the style very neat looking with that ponytail


    Karolina Joanna i love her soing recycle im lost words


    Smiley -Andrea from New York - "Couch Potato Clara -German Girl S -
    Unknown - Unknown Nicole M Elle - Oliver UK
    Anon 183S. from E. simplicity is the key thank you i enjoy it







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