Some watch planes and others train-spot, but our pastime of choice is patiently waiting to see which delights Kate Middleton will serve up next. 

Of course, we’ve always been fans of her polished style but there’s no denying she’s had her strongest string of looks over the last few months. 

From the top-to-toe berry ensemble that she wore to Princess Eugenie’s wedding, to the dress she and Sarah Jessica Parker have in common, we can’t find fault with any of her latest ensembles. However, the thing that’s taken Kate’s outfits to the next level is undoubtedly her new, more trend-led accessories. 

Kate often finds comfort in minimal clutch bags, nude pumps and simple jewels, but recently she’s been experimenting with more directional extras, all of which just so happen to be perfect for party season, too.

With the power to make any outfit look 10/10, keep scrolling to see and shop Kate Middleton’s accessories… 

Style Notes: Her hair always sets the bar high, but Kate excelled even herself with her tousled pony, which she adorned with a gorgeous black bow. The day after, several of the Who What Wear UK team turned up to work with a bows in their hair, too…
Style Notes: Considering she normally wears simple studs, when Kate chose to don a pair of It girl-approved gold hoops, it was a subtle switch that made a big style impact. 
Style Notes: While clutches serve as unofficial party arm candy, Kate shows that mini bags are just as chic and will likely hold more of your essentials, too. 
Style Notes: As well as experimenting with bows, Kate took a bold sartorial step when she made her Alice band debut. Opting for a super-padded style, she’s helped put headbands back on the map. 
Style Notes: Kate’s love of classic courts is well documented though it seems, for party season, she’s swapped her trademark neutrals in favour of Jimmy Choo’s rich velvet iterations. 

Kate Middleton isn’t the only royal we’re taking party style cues from—feast your eyes on Princess Diana’s impressive fancy frocks… 

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