Along with restaurants, cinemas and theatres reopening this week, museums and galleries have also been able to open their doors to the public once again. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is soon to play host to a highly anticipated exhibition, Alice: Curiouser And Curiouser, which delves into the world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
With the exhibition opening this weekend, and as a royal patron on the V&A, the Duchess of Cambridge took the chance to visit the exhibition ahead of its opening to the public. For the engagement, Kate wore a red and black houndstooth check midi dress by one of her favourite designers, Alessandra Rich, which she accessorised with coordinating minimal black accessories.
However, forever a master of mixing high and low fashion, Kate teamed her £1,565 dress with a much more affordable high street buy. Her gold twisted hoop earrings are a savvy £17 pair from high street fave & Other Stories.
The twisted style of the gold hoops give them a vintage feel, but otherwise, they’re fairly simple meaning they would go with virtually anything.
This isn’t the first time the duchess has worn affordable jewellery from the high street. She’s a big fan of her £15 chunky gold hoops from Orelia, which she’s been spotted in on more than one occasion. Not just jewellery, though, Kate regularly steps out in outfits that include clothing, jewellery and accessories from British high street brands such as M&S, Boden, Accessorize and others.
It’s not the first time the royal has worn & Other Stories, either – in 2019 she wore a floral printed midi dress from the brand, which obviously sold out almost instantly thanks to that well-documented ‘Kate effect’. Naturally, the same thing may well happen to the gold hoop earrings also, so we’d suggest buying them soon if you fancy some Kate-approved style for yourself.