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Kate Middleton Keeps Her Style Casual for Her Birthday

by Caroline Harris

Kate Middleton Keeps Her Style Casual for Her Birthday
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Happy Birthday, Kate Middleton! The Duchess of Cambridge just turned 38. Kensington Palace released an official Instagram photo of the royal to celebrate the big day. While Kate Middleton has worn her fair share of glittering tiaras and designer dresses, this time the royal kept it simple. She wore jeans, a checkered shirt and the same $150 Fjallraven sweater she wore in her family’s 2018 Christmas card.

 

 

The brunette beauty looked radiant in the laidback outfit. The wind ruffled her wavy hair as she smiled big for the camera. Gel eyeliner and a simple pair of hoops completed the look.

 

It’s been quite the year for the royal, featuring hundreds of charity engagements and a recent tour of Pakistan. Middleton moved through all these events with ease, earning wide approval.

 

Middleton has been in the public eye for over a decade now. Royal biographer Claudia Joseph told Vanity Fair that Middleton is becoming more comfortable and confident. “She might have married a prince, but she’s a normal girl just like the rest of us,” Joseph explained to Vanity Fair. “I’ve always thought she’s much better in boots and jeans than a pretty frock, and she excels when she’s doing something close to heart.”

 

 

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Middleton’s increased comfort is expressed through her recent clothing choices. The royal mom stepped out in a red puffer, kelly green sweater and cozy boots during a charity event at a Christmas tree farm. She dazzled in denim again in an appearance on the CBBC show, Blue Peter.

 

We love these looks for Kate Middleton. The simple styles are easy to recreate by pairing cashmere sweaters with jeans and a great pair of shoes. Don’t know where to begin? Check out these can't-miss items inspired by the birthday girl herself!

 

1 of 8 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

Price:$65.90

This cashmere sweater is super similar to the one worn by Kate Middleton. When Kate loves a piece of clothing, she picks it up in several colors and wears it on repeat. You can do the same with this sweater with 14 fashionable shades to choose from.

2 of 8 Image Credits: J.Crew

Gingham Classic Button-Down Shirt

Price:$29.50

Classic button-downs are a favorite of both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Clearly the style has the royal stamp of approval! This shirt would look great draped over blue jeans or paired with a stylish sweater.

3 of 8 Image Credits: Macy's

Style & Co Tummy-Control Straight-Leg Jeans

Price:$49.00

These jeans are a wardrobe staple with a tummy-tucking style for the most flattering fit. You can wear them with just about anything.

4 of 8 Image Credits: Banana Republic

Banana Republic Crew-Neck Sweater

Price:$70.99

Wear the same color of kelly green as Kate Middleton. We love the splashy shade especially when styled with an equally vibrant puffer.

5 of 8 Image Credits: Amazon

Amazon Essentials Lightweight Puffer Jacket

Talk about a power look! A flaming red puffer will turn heads and upgrade your winter wardrobe.

6 of 8 Image Credits: Zappos

Sperry Maritime Winter Boot Leather

Price:$138.62

These boots are a cold weather classic that will keep you looking cute and cozy. Layer some fuzzy socks under for even more comfort.

7 of 8 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

Barbour Acorn Wax Cotton Jacket

Price:$350.00

Kate Middleton has been spotted in Barbour jackets several times before. The British brand creates luxurious, well-made outerwear that's fit for a royal. We love this jacket for its chic shade of olive green. The gold buttons add some fun.

8 of 8 Image Credits: Zappos

Superga 2750 COTU Classic Sneaker

Price:$64.95

Kate Middleton can't get enough of Superga sneakers. The comfortable sneakers are a regular in her shoe rotation. There are many different colors to choose from, so you can wear a different Kate-approved sneaker every day of the week!