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How to Wear the Colour Green Like Kate Middleton

It may just be the new black.

If you think wearing the colour green makes you look green, it’s time to think again. Sure, it’s the Pantone Colour of the Year, but you know it’s the real deal when Kate Middleton gives it the green light.

The Duchess of Cambridge knows a thing or two about looking glam in green—and every other colour under the sun. Like her Granny-in-law (a.k.a Queen Elizabeth II), the 35-year-old British royal tends to favour bright hues for official palace biz. Royal blue? Yep. Lemon yellow? Definitely. Pale pink? One of our faves. Needless to say, her colourful wardrobe provides endless style inspo. Even challenging shades like green are no match for Middleton.

From royal engagements to overseas tours, the Duchess has proven that this hard-to-wear hue is the jewel in her crown closet. What’s the secret? Well, good genes and a royal title (plus a vault of tiaras) help—but when it comes to mastering Middleton’s green looks, minimalism reigns supreme.

Fitted blazers, tailored toppers, classic skirt suits and column gowns are just a few of Middleton’s must-have pieces. With timeless go-tos like these, green makes you stand out for all the right reasons—just like the Duchess of Cambridge. Even Middleton’s younger sister Pippa has rocked this fresh hue. She wore an emerald green Temperley London gown to Prince William and Kate’s Royal Wedding reception in 2011.

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we’ve rounded up Kate Middleton’s best green looks. From her mint lace dress to her moss-coloured blazer, our gallery below is sure to inspire your next shopping trip. ?

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