Just like she showed us how to make a skirt suit look stylish, not stuffy, during Monday's outing, the Duchess demonstrated how to make a ladylike coat look modern, not matronly.
kate updates a skirt suit with an of-the-moment hue and cut
The seasonal olive hue and modern crossover neckline tempered the feminine cut of the Duchess' flared coat.
But what really took Middleton's look from prim to posh are her accessories: A black croc belt defined her waist and added a luxe edge to her ladylike look. Black suede knee-high boots further freshened up her polished outfit, and kept it from feeling prissy.
A closer look at kate's chic fall coat
For an inexpensive way to update last season's coat, steal the Duchess' styling trick and cinch your outerwear with a statement belt in a rich black or brown hue.
Flip through the gallery to take a closer look at how Middleton styled her cold-weather look.
For more secrets to Middleton's posh princess style, tune into the Duchess Diaries below.
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