While on a visit to the Blaenavon Heritage Centre in Wales, Kate Middleton sported a mostly green ensemble, perhaps hinting at the reason for her trip. The Duchess of Cambridge was seen planting a tree at the former iron production center, one of the many activities she engaged in that day. For that task, Middleton naturally opted for a more casual look, donning a turtleneck sweater and a Sportmax wool coat decorated with a yellow flower detail on the left lapel. Paired with black ankle jeans and finished with gold hoops and black gloves, the look still boasted the regality we’ve come to associate with her ensembles while remaining appropriate for the occasion.
The Duchess is known for wearing expensive fashion items, from her blue and gray Catherine Walker coats to the diamond earrings she styled from Queen Elizabeth’s collection for her 40th birthday portrait shoot. But you’d be surprised to hear that the twisted gold hoops she wore to the Blaenavon Heritage Centre currently retail at ASOS for $15. Yep, Middleton achieved her laid-back look with a mix of high and low items — proving you don’t always need to splurge to convey elegance and class.
As simple as they were, the 14K gold-plated earrings were an eye-catching addition to her outfit. The texture makes them stand out, while the construction and finish feel timeless and versatile. Whether you’re a minimalist or you layer your jewelry pieces with abandon, these earrings are a chic add-on that will elevate any look you style them with, from a relaxed cardigan to a floral maxi dress.
Shop the ASOS hoops ahead, and scroll for more pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to the Wales attraction center.