It’s official: Kate Middleton is the master of matching high-end with high-street. Throughout the summer, the Duchess of Cambridge has teamed designer pieces with accessories that even our budgets will stretch to, and her latest pair of green drop earrings are no exception.
Yesterday, Kate paid a visit to The Aga Khan Centre in London’s King’s Cross with her husband Prince William, in anticipation of their imminent royal tour in Pakistan. She looked inevitably immaculate in a teal long-sleeve midi dress from ARossGirl, which carries a slightly eye-watering price tag of £825.
But if you still want a slice of Kate style, your bank balance can breathe a sigh of relief, because the her coordinating earrings are from Zeen, a brand with 27 outlets all over Pakistan that’s far more purse-friendly.
In fact, the Dazzling Ceramic Drops she chose for the event retail for $8, or around £6.50 – and yes, they do offer international shipping.
It’s not the first time Kate’s given us affordable jewellery inspiration – the mum-of-three has appeared in pairs from Accessorize on two separate occasions already this year.
For a series of private photographs of her and her family at the Back to Nature Garden she designed for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Kate wore the store’s £8 Polly Petal Drop Earrings, and she’s also been spotted in its Simple Filigree Short Drop Earrings, which were reduced in the summer sale to £1.50, at multiple public engagements.
At yesterday’s event, Kate and William met with the Aga Khan, who hosted a showcase of modern Pakistani culture ahead of their official visit to the country, which begins on 14 October.
On their trip, William and Kate will follow in the footsteps of The Queen, who visited Pakistan in 1961 and 1997, and the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who headed to the destination in 2001.