Pippa Middleton chose to wear a bright and beautiful pair of Alice by Temperley sovereign silk trousers (£295) on a recent night out with friends in London. A pair of statement print trousers like Pippa's make an easy option for last minute special occasion dressing (just team with a blazer) and are a great Summer wardrobe staple! Inspired by Pippa's pretty pattern trousers but a little put off by the price? Don't worry, you can still shop her fabulous look for less! We have fallen for the equally elegant and incredible value Forever 21 scarf print tapered trousers (£14.82), the dreamy Genie, ASOS wide leg trousers in scarf print (£27) and the amazing Matalan Scarf print trousers (£16).
July the 13th has been revealed as the Duchess of Cambridge's due date, a previously closely guarded secret which was let slip by close friends of the royals during a BBQ at the weekend. The due date happens to coincide with the Queen's Coronation Festival, which runs from the 11th to the 14th of July to celebrate 60 years as Head of State. If the baby did arrive during the Coronation celebration - it would certainly make it a party to remember!
Kate has been looking lovely of late enhancing her pregnancy glow with beautiful peach tones. Peach certainly seems to be the colour of the season, and the good news is it suits most hair colours and skin tones (see Mollie King looking radiant in salmon pink). Shop the Duchess of Cambridge's complete pretty in peach look below.
It was lovely to see Kate Middleton step into her Spring wardrobe at the weekend while meeting with scouts at Windsor Castle. The Duchess opted for a stylish mint green Mulberry coat, the soft fabric really accentuating her growing baby bump. The coat is new season Mulberry due to the distinctive flower shape buttons - which are a beautiful detail of the new Mulberry Cecily bag collection. The Mulberry Cecily comes in a range of designs, from across the body shoulder bags to larger sized shoppers and totes. Shop a selection of Mulberry Cecily bags from Selfridges and Matches below.
It's no secret the Duchess of Cambridge loves high street stores and one of her favourites is LK Bennett. If you covet Kate Middleton's look and are looking for some sensational Spring shopping discounts, then check out LK Bennett's incredible sale! With up to 30% off handbags, shoes and accessories it's the perfect opportunity to stock up on special occasion essentials. On our lust list is the oh-so Kate Sarah wrap dress (£145) and aptly named Kate jacket (£85). LK Bennett is also one of our favourite shopping destinations for handbags, so check out just a few of their fantastic designs on sale below.
It's so nice to see the sun today which turns our minds to Spring jackets! One style which we can't wait to wear now the weather is warming up is the khaki jacket. The Duchess of Cambridge and Katie Holmes were both seen wearing this military style coat in the same week and you can shop similar designer styles from Isabel Marant, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen at Matches. However you don't have to spend a fortune to find your perfect casual khaki jacket, shop the look for less at Dorothy Perkins below.
The Duchess of Cambridge suffered a sweet wardrobe malfunction during a St Patrick's day parade when she caught the heel of her black suede court shoe in a grate. Kate and Prince William were meeting soldiers in Aldershot when the high heel of her shoe became caught. The Duchess tried to casually pull the shoe free before realising it was firmly stuck, so had to bend down to release the shoe while holding Prince William's hand. We salute the Duchess for wearing such high heels during her pregnancy and for managing to retrieve the shoe without actually taking it off!
Shop similar high heel court shoes from Kurt Geiger below.
It's not very often that one of the world's most watched women gets upstaged even by a photobomb, but that's exactly what happened to the Duchess of Cambridge while she greeted well wishers at the Royal Marsden hospital late last year. We have fallen in love with this super cute photobomb and the blue-eyed, blonde-haired girl (plus frankly amazing homemade hat) who looks completely mesmerised at being in such close contact with the Princess. Now that the Duchess of Cambridge is around five months pregnant and rumours are rife that she is having a girl, we can't help but wonder if she is thinking about the kind of clothes she will dress her son or daughter in. If it is a girl, we hope she will dress her just like her sweetest fan. Shop a similar selection of children's summer dresses from Monsoon below.
Kate Middleton's big, bouncy and luxurious looking blow dry is one of the most requested styles at hairdressers, so how excited would you be if we told you it is actually very easy to achieve yourself at home? All you need is the hottest new hair appliance right now called a 'hot air styler', which is a rotating hairbrush that blows out heat while you style the hair in the same way a hairdresser would blow dry your hair professionally! These hot air stylers like the Babyliss big hair (£45) and Vidal Sassoon shine envy hot pro air styler (£34.99) add volume and shine to the hair and the heat they give off is equivalent to a hair dryer, which means they are less damaging than ceramic straighteners when it comes to creating an everyday polished style!
We still wouldn't be without our trusty ceramic straightening irons of course, GHD ceramic straighteners (£110) are still in our opinion, one of the best. Similarly, now that we're moving into summer, we love to create carefree Coachella style locks with a waving tong like the Tresemme professional volume tong (£24.91). Shop hot air stylers for the must-have Kate Middleton blow-dry below.
The Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa love to look sunkissed all year round. Their signature bronzed glow or the 'middle-tan' as it has been called is nothing new, however now that Kate Middleton is expecting and we are moving into spring, there has never been a better time to boost your bronzing routine and if you're expecting like Kate, help enhance that pregnancy glow! Achieve the most natural tan with our top bronzing tips and shop some of our favourite bronzers from Selfridges beauty hall, below!
Even the most expensive bronzer will look bad if the application is wrong. Often a bronzer can appear too 'orangey' simply because the application was too heavy-handed. A large fluffy bronzing brush like the EcoTools bronzer brush (£9.99) is essential kit. Always tap off the excess powder on the brush before applying to the skin. Apply bronzer to either side of your face in a light 3 motion, from across your forehead to your temple, from your cheekbones up to your temples and from your temples down to your jawline.
When it comes to bronzer colour, the lighter shade the better because this way you are guaranteed a more natural result and are less likely to over apply. Truly fair and porcelain skin tones can find it hard to find light and natural looking bronzers, our favourites for fair skin are Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzing powder 51 (£6.99), Laura Mercier bronzing powder in dune bronze (£26) and MAC bronzing powder in golden (£19).
Bronzer is the best way to give your skin instant radiance and luminosity, while matte bronzers are better for contouring because when used all over the face they can leave the skin looking dull and flat. Powder bronzers with subtle shimmers are a year-round staple, our essentials are Nars laguna bronzer (£26), Guerlain Terracotta light sheer bronzing powder in blondes (£34) and Bobbi Brown bronzing powder in golden light (£25.28)
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The Duchess of Cambridge visited The Prince's Trust in Grimsby yesterday, staying warm and stylish in a chocolate brown Hobbs coat. Kate has previously worn the classic belted, button down coat on a previous royal engagement, proving more than ever she does indeed recycle her outfits. You can shop a range of coats from Hobbs below, we are currently lusting after the amazing monochrome Hobbs dalmatian mac (£169) and on-trend mimosa yellow fionn mac (£159). Browse further pictures of kate Middleton visiting Grimsby in our gallery.