Who could deny that Kate loves her coats? Many an engagement has been spent wrapped in a chic winter coat, while many an onlooker has snapped the Duchess of Cambridge casually warm in a jacket.
We love coats – they make an outfit look instantly chic. When Spring rolls around, I honestly have no idea how to get dressed without topping an outfit with a jacket. A boring t-shirt and jeans becomes stylish with the addition of flat boots and a cute coat. It is so easy and effortless, and that is exactly the appeal Kate sees in them. Kate once told a shop assistant that she often wears coats on engagements because everyone loves them, and no one cares what is underneath. (Ha-ha, joke is on you Kate! We totally care what is underneath!)
London weather is notoriously not-pretty (although we think its beautiful…), so a coat is an absolute staple. That’s why Kate – and many other stylish Londoners – own about a zillion of them. If you wear one everyday, nine months out of the year, you really want a variety of options.
We might not have official engagements to attend, but we do have places to wear coats. The grocery store, your in-laws, lunch with a girlfriend, holiday fetes, shopping sprees, walks in the park, date night, or work events – there’s a different coat and a different style for each of these events. So, while you might not have a need for a zillion, you might want to have more than one. Y’know, the one covered in dog hair. That you haven’t had dry cleaned maybe ever. Yeah, that’s not what Kate would do!
Check out our favorite repliKates of Kate’s favorite coats!