5 Ways to Look Just Like Kate Middleton Without Going Topless (PHOTOS)

Kylie McConville | Sep 19, 2012 Celebrities

kate middletonWhat's British, beautiful, and royal all over? Kate Middleton. The wifey of Prince William has got it goin' on: Royalty, adorably charming husband, designers fawning over her every move, world's style icon. Her look is flawless, timeless, classic, and regal. Boobs scandal aside, there's not much to nitpick -- unless you're the type to bash perfection, in which case, have at it. After the Duchess of Cambridge's nuptials, the world saw a long-sleeved wedding dress revival. Double-dog dare you to name another woman who has that kind of influence ... That's right, you can't.

England's Queen-in-Training would never act like she's high above us plebes, but her five-figure wardrobe says it all. Ever wonder what you'd do with a closet like Kate's? You want her style and I know how to get it -- na na na na poo poo! Just kidding. I am totally gonna share. Take at look at these 5 tips for dressing like the royal fashion idol on a commoner's budget. All hail.

What do you think of Kate's fashion choices?

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  • Shop Kate's Blue Blazer


    Images via Splash News, Forever21


    A simple one-button blazer (Essential Notched Lapel Blazer from Forever21, $32.80) gives any wardrobe an added appeal. While blazers came back big time in the office and work environment, Kate made the style a staple for an everyday, on-the-go lifestyle.

  • Be Inspired by Kate's Paneled Tops


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    I swoon for Kate's military pleated blouse. But since bold paneling (Contrast A-Line Top from Forever21, $22.80) is so hot this season, let's focus there. The thing these two tops have in common is that the eye-catching center line makes your torso look thin and trim. Tuck for sophisticated grace or leave it untucked for a comfortable, causal look.

  • Keep Warm With Kate's Patterned Coat


    Images via Splash News, ModCloth


    Can we credit the Princess for bringing back patterned coats? I am obsessed with the brown and black coloring (Carefully Chosen Coat from ModCloth, $99.99) and I think it's a must-have for the cooler months. Adding a waist-belt helps to give you shape.

  • Make Kate's Shoes Work for Every Season


    Images via Pool/Getty Images, ModCloth

    Granted, we're entering the chilly weather here in the states, but it doesn't mean we can't take a style cue from the princess. Covered-toe wedges (Home Again Heel from ModCloth, $79.99) help remedy your sole (get it?). Hidden toes keep out the cold and make the perfect transition from summer to fall.

  • Get Kate's Lace Look


    Images via Chris Jackson/Getty Images, Ruche


    I love Kate's soft yellow lace frock, but since we're on the expressway toward fall and winter, I'm opting for creamy neutrals instead. A sleeveless off-white shift (Twilight Hush Lace Dress In Cream by Tulle by Ruche, $59.99) gives you the option of accessorizing with a cardigan or blazer, or layering the look with an oversized sweater. Add tights and ta da! Beautiful.

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