Today I’m starting a new feature: a once-a-month roundup of my favorite royally-inspired clothing, shoes, and accessories. These are things I may or may not have purchased for myself (most times I probably have!) but wanted to share with you.
As always, I try to find things for a steal. This month I found some amazing bargains (most are under $30!) so you can get the royal look for less:
Replikate pearl clusters
These pearl cluster stud earrings from Target remind me of the ones Kate wore to Prince Louis’s christening. Even better, they’re only $7.99! They could just as easily be worn with jeans and a Breton top as with a cocktail dress, and they’re a little more interesting than your basic pearl stud. I see myself getting a lot of use out of these in the future!
Pippa-esque mint dress
I loved the dress Pippa wore to Harry and Meghan’s wedding, but I have no use for a long-sleeve pastel floral frock. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I headed to Amazon in search of something summery (and not hundreds of pounds) and found this. I’m so in love with my dress and got loads of compliments on it! The material has a nice stretch, too.
Meghan-style crawler earrings
These crawlers were featured in my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post, but I didn’t end up buying them until later when I saw them in the store. Meghan has worn crawler-style earrings on several occasions, and this pair by Nadri definitely stood out to me.
If you’re looking for a similar style to the earrings Meghan wore with her yellow Brandon Maxwell dress, but with a few more stones, check these out. Mine are rose gold but you can get them in silver or yellow gold as well. They’re $29.90 until the Anniversary Sale ends August 6, when they go up to $45.
Yellow pencil dress
Looking to emulate Kate’s Wimbledon look or the yellow dress Meghan wore recently? This dress from Amazon is a budget-friendly option. I ended up returning it due to fit. It was well-made for the price, though and the ruching was a nice touch. Definitely worth checking out if you have an upcoming event!
Yellow vintage-style dress
Instead of the above yellow frock, I went with this 1950s-style dress, also from Amazon. In this case, I took the bold color as my inspiration vs. the shape of Kate’s or Meghan’s. That’s the great thing about following royal fashion, though! You can pick and choose aspects from someone’s look and make it yours.
I’ll be wearing my dress for Halloween at Disney World later this fall. I think it’s the perfect low-key Belle costume! I love Disneybounding (where you use regular clothes to dress as a character) so this is right up my street. Stay tuned for photos on my Instagram.
Princess Sofia’s & Other Stories dress
Finally, this isn’t royally-inspired because I bought the actual item. But I purchased the & Other Stories floral wrap dress as worn by Sweden’s Princess Sofia a few weeks ago. This is a new-to-me brand from Sweden and I’m so glad they ship to the United States!
It was on sale for $46, plus I used a promo code from signing up for their newsletter, making the dress only $41.40 – score!
Sadly, it has since sold out, but & Other Stories has a very similar dress available in the exact same pattern. This midi dress was actually worn by Sofia’s sister-in-law Crown Princess Victoria. It’s not on sale but if you hold out, I’m sure it will be soon!
Style of the month
Each month I’m going to choose a piece that Kate or Meghan has worn that many of us in the royal community have purchased (or found great copies/inspired looks for!). July’s option is what seems like the unofficial replikater uniform of the summer since so many of us own it.
This Zara flocked off the shoulder dress was worn by Kate at the Houghton Horse Trials in May. My Instagram followers might remember my story about finding this dress right before I left to fly home from my royal wedding trip. (If you missed my royal wedding diaries, have a look at part 1, part 2 and part 3!)
The ladies pictured have worn this dress to everything from bridal showers to dinner with friends, on vacation, and just your average summer weekend. Martha said she loves the embroidery on it and gets a lot of compliments when she wears it out, and Diana agreed that she was complimented all day when she wore it to a work function.
Valerie, who wore the dress when she hosted a high tea party at her house, said: “I love this dress as it is so versatile for any occasion. It works as a casual but feminine summer dress but also can be great for formal occasions.”
Thank you to the ladies who have participated this month! You can find links to their blogs and/or Instagram handles in the caption above. Give them a follow!
That’s it for July’s royal style roundup. I’m excited to see what’s ahead for August! I’ll be back next week with a review of my trip to the stunning childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle. Until then …
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