There are many things the Duchess of Cambridge is a master of, but one of the most prevalent has got to be accessorising. From statements scarves to precious gems borrowed from the Queen, no less, Kate knows a great outfit accent when she sees one, which is probably why we’re all obsessed with her favourite gold leaf earrings.
Kate chose the elegant gold jewellery for a visit to The Ark Open Farm in Northern Ireland, part of her Early Years Foundation Survey, and it perfectly complimented her Barbour jacket and John Lewis & Partners roll neck. Eagle-eyed royal watchers soon identified them as a gold-plated piece from Zoraida, a contemporary British luxury jewellery boutique that Kate has loved and worn for almost a decade.
At £165, they’re certainly not the most expensive item in the royal family’s collection of jewels, but they’re not as cheap as the high-street options Kate’s been favouring of late (remember her £1.50 Accessorize filigree numbers?).
So if your budget doesn’t stretch as far as the originals, we thought we’d do some digging and find versions that won’t break the bank, but still channel that signature Kate charm. Luckily, some of our favourite stores have come up with the goods and provided us with three excellent, eternally wearable dupes, all at extremely affordable prices.
5 dupes for Kate’s gold leaf earrings
A more rounded leaf shape than Kate’s, but this golden pair will certainly turn heads as they swing from your earlobes.
Anthropologie’s take on the leaf earring is based on the Monstera plant’s leaves, but the textured surface is totally reminiscent of Kate’s pair.
This Oliver Bonas pair make for a slightly more abstract take than Kate’s, but with a similar cut-out shape and drop structure.
Want to really get those countryside chic vibes? Add a necklace to your gold leaf earrings, for under £15.
You can always count on M&S – classic, stylish and crucially, purse-friendly – these will be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.