Apr 202014
 

 Helenhou.com-Kate Middleton at australian on Drop Pendant Necklace, Cartier Watch, L.K. Bennett white and blue Floral Occasion Dress, blue Clutch,suede pumpsPhotos: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Courtesy of i-images.co.

Can’t help sharing another graceful and cheerful look of Kate Middleton during her stay in Australia (see more looks here). Maybe because the effortless style is ubiquitous and has been taken quite literally by many, this neat, pulled-together, made-an-effort look catches my eyes more. The style-driven Princess does have her own subtle mixing and matching way though, which is exemplified with her covetable oversized masculine watch that is glued to her wrist.

In Chinese: 忍不住再分享一个王妃出访澳大利亚的造型(上次分享的两个在这里)。也许因为看多了时尚圈推崇的看似不加修饰的、凌乱的、不完美的混搭美,而且这种风格被越来越多的人滥用,真的就不加修饰地、不加思考地穿搭,所以我现在反而更容易被王妃这种精致、优雅、用了功夫、花了时间达成的美所吸引。她也有符合她风格的低调的“混搭”,比如她手上常带的这支硬朗的男士风格的手表

Helenhou.com-Kate Middleton at australian on Drop Pendant Necklace, Cartier Watch, L.K. Bennett white and blue Floral Occasion Dress, blue Clutch,suede pump

1. Cartier watch (great alternative here)
2. L.K. Bennett dress (more similar options below; This one was also spotted on Kate Middleton)
3. Club Monaco pump
4. Vince Camuto minaudiere

Key pieces: 

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Apr 022013
 

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Photos: (from left) Kim Kardashian, Duchess of Cambridge and Miranda Kerr. Courtesy of eonline.com, instyle.co.uk, celebrityphotos.sheknows.com.

In my fifth month of pregnancy, my regular clothes don’t accommodate the growing belly any more, but I really don’t want to invest in maternity pieces that have limited options and can only be worn several months.

If you, like me, are hunting clothes, or considering reworking old pieces in your closet, to put together stylish outfits that can be worn in different occasions, during pregnancy and long after the baby is born, today’s tips are for you.

Being pregnant doesn’t stop Kim Kardasian from wearing curve-hugging clothes and sky-high heels. I do not recommend any mum-to-be wearing high heels, but I do find that after my belly getting bigger, compared to loose, shapeless pieces that are tent-like in profile, properly fitted garments are much more flattering.

This look of her nailed the hottest black and white trend. I love how she wisely chose black and white accessories to maximize the graphic effect. A scarlet lip is enough to brighten up the look. Instead of her high heels, I found this pair equally stylish and much easier to walk in.

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Dress: Emporio Armani (great style here
Bag: Sondra Roberts
Shoes: BCBGeneration (also here)
Accessories: CC Skye cuffM·A·C lipstick

Kate Middleton’s look (below) is an excellent example of how to rework the old pieces during pregnancy. As Pantone color of the year 2013, this understated, elegant emerald hue is not only trendy, but also universal flattering. Choose a belted or high-waist design which is comfy to wear during pregnancy. Both of the pieces picked below are so Kate-like, but cost much less!

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Coat: Target ($49!)
Dress: DKNY

Miranda Kerr’s off-duty look is always sleek and modern, with an edgy touch. This look is no exception. Loose shift dress doesn’t add pressure to the belly. A structured leather jacket and bare legs show off her figure. A pair of easy-to-walk-in ankle booties are must-have! I literally live in mine: with maxi dress, maternity jeans (the only maternity piece I bought) or knee-length sheath.

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Jacket: Alice by Temperley (similar here)
Dress: Mango
Shoes: Steve Madden

As you can see from all the looks above, being pregnant doesn’t mean that you need to completely change your personal style. All you need is some tweaking, to make your outfits flatter your new body, but still reflect who you are.