If there's any nationality that has got off-duty style down to a fine art, it's French girls. So it comes as no surprise that one of the most fashionable royals, Kate Middleton, regularly draws outfit inspo from our chic European counterparts.
Amidst the news of a new royal baby arrival, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out at Cutty Sark in Greenwich to launch the King's Cup Regatta - a preppy affair if ever we've heard of one - wearing the quintessential French girl outfit: a striped top, tailored trousers, heels and a red clutch.
Here's Kate looking approximately three zillion bucks:
Two words: YAS, KATE.
The striped top (or, as the French call it, 'Breton' tee) has a crew neck collar, long sleeves and alternating navy and white horizontal stripes. As for the matching trousers, the tailored leg style is distinguished by two nautical-inspired white buttons on either side of the waist. Nice.
When it comes to accessories, the Duchess kept things ~classic~ with blue suede pumps and a dainty red clutch bag.
Can we also take a second to just appreciate how damn perfect her hair is? Talk about a flawless blow out:
Literally me whenever I see Kate wearing something new:[asset removed due to syndication rights]
Obsessed with her/that top? Same, tbh. Check out similar styles to shop here:
94 times Kate Middleton rewore her clothes
The only dress to rival this stunning floral tiered Alexander McQueen gown is the Duchess' wedding dress, in our humble opinion. The stunning design has been altered since the last time Kate wore it, and now comes with a cap-sleeve, but we still love.
Kate first wore the dress to the BAFTA Awards back in 2017, but the design was slightly different back then thanks to the bardot neckline. She also wore her hair up and added statement earrings.
The Duchess wore a red Catherine Walker coat with a matching dress and pillbox hat for Commonwealth Day Service with Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey.
Five years ago, Kate wore an almost-identical outfit during her tour of Australia and New Zealand with Prince William and a young Prince George.
Kate and Prince William were in Dundee to open Scotland's first design museum, the V&A, when the Duchess wore one of her favourite tartan coats. The design is a custom one from Alexander McQueen, and she added a green suede Manu Atelier bag.
The Duke and Duchess attended Christmas Day service at Sandringham. The Duchess wore a green hat and black boots to style her coat for the occasion.
The first time she wore the coat, Kate visited the town of her old university, St Andrew's, to mark St Andrew's day. She even had a game of hockey while she was there.
Kate wore this Oscar De La Renta skirt suit with an Aspinal bag and Rupert Sanderson pointed pumps for a visit to the Royal Opera House in London.
The Duchess first wore the look back in 2017, when she and Prince William attended a writer's conference together. She paired the look with tights then, but chose a plain black clutch and black pumps as accessories.
For the annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, Kate re-wore this Stella McCartney dress, which we previously saw back in 2011...
Kate first wore this pink silk Stella McCartney dress back in 2011 at a dinner for Prince Philip's 90th birthday.
Kate Middleton made a glamorous post-maternity-leave appearance in a trusty lilac Emilia Wickstead dress that we had seen once before...
In July the previous year Kate wore the same dress with the same shoes and bouncy blow dry, but opted for a different bag.
The - - at the 2018 Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
She'd previously worn the outfit at the 2016 Trooping of the Colour - this time with a pale pink hat.
The first time she wore the Alexander McQueen outfit was at Princess Charlotte's christening.
Kate has worn this hot pink Mulberry coat three times, most recently on a visit to Coventry Cathedral while pregnant with her third child. In 2015, pregnant with Charlotte, the Duchess wore the coat with the same Mulberry clutch and her hair loose and wavy.
The first time Kate wore the coat was in 2014 when she visited New York City for a short trip with Will.
The Duchess of Cambridge first debuted this scarlet red dress from Alexander McQueen when she went on a boat ride down the River Thames for a Diamond Jubilee event.
It re-emerged two years later for a reception for the dramatic arts at Buckingham Palace. No hat this time, but great expression!
For this dress's threepeat, Kate sported her infamous fringe. The bright red suited the occasion: a Christmas party at the Anna Freud Centre Family School. And she did a hand dance with the kids!
Newly engaged, the royal couple returned to their alma mater, St. Andrews in Scotland, for a fundraising event two months before their wedding. Kate wore a red jacket and skirt from Luisa Spagnoli.
Kate wore the Luisa Spagnoli again in 2014 during a visit to Christchurch, New Zealand as part of a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand. She also played cricket in the outfit. Because princesses should be able to play cricket in anything, duh!
Kate wore the separates again when she received a book from Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty in London.
While hanging out with the Danish royals, Will and Kate stopped by a UNICEF emergency supply centre and Kate looked on as Will ate some food. She wore a dark red coat from L.K. Bennett, one of her favorite brands and maker of her trusty nude pumps.
The coat came out to play again a year later during an appearance at a rugby match in Cardiff, Wales.
Kate put her hair in soft waves (possibly her first and last time wearing this hair) and buckled up her red coat for a meeting with The Royal British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Kensington Palace.
Orange juice for the duchess during a reception for the RAF Search and Rescue Force in Anglesey, north Wales. She wore a favourite hat with her L.K. Bennett coat.
Back when she was expecting Prince George, Kate stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and watched the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony.
The coat then dressed Kate's second bump for the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey.
Kate wore this pink Alexander McQueen peplum dress for the first time while touring Australia in 2014.
To mark the occasion of portraits of herself going up in the National Portrait Gallery, Kate recycled the pale pink McQueen.
To attend the wedding of Laura Parker-Bowles and hang out with her future in-laws, Kate wore this gold paisley coat by Day Birger et Mikkelsen paired with a really fun fascinator. It looks like a sea anemone!
For another in-law wedding (the union of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall) in Scotland, Kate brought back the Day Birger et Mikkelsen, but opted to go with a giant potato chip flower hat.
For another repeat, Kate wore the coat when she made an appearance at the London Paralympic Games. No hat at all this time! The coat is sad.
Kate wore this champagne-hued lace Alexander McQueen sheath when she attended a national service of thanksgiving for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Another June, same dress: This time, for the garden party at Buckingham Palace, the duchess went without a belt.
To attend the Thistle Ceremony in Edinburgh, Kate wore a bespoke Emilia Wickstead coat dress in yellow. William became a part of the Order of the Thistle that day.
It took four years for Kate to rewear the coat dress, but she did it! She stepped off the plane in Thimphu, Bhutan, to greet her hosts wearing sunny yellow.
Wearing a bright green belted Catherine Walker coat dress, Kate stood by Will as he shoveled dirt at the National Arboretun in Canberra, Australia, during their tour.
Kate stopped to smell the roses at the Chelsea Flower Show in London with other members of the royal family in the green Catherine Walker.
Here she is wearing a green Erdem coat in Hamilton, New Zealand, during the Australia New Zealand tour.
It's really hard to tell that she's at a different event but, believe it! (It's the hair.) Kate joined Will and Harry on the sidelines at the finish line of Stage 1 of the Tour De France in the U.K.
And ... we're back! Kate wore the Erdem coat again in 2016 during a visit to St. Thomas' Hospital in London.
For her first official Christmas as a royal, Kate wore an olive green knee-length coat from Reiss.
The Reiss coat was back in action when the duchess hit up a new gym in Burton-Upon-Trent in England.
Kate wore her Reiss coat again in North Wales while visiting The Men's Shed Centre with Will.
This is a different dark green coat by Sportmax (it's always nice to have more than one dark green coat option!), introduced to the world on Christmas at Sandringham in King's Lynn, England. Will held the umbrella, as he usually does.
Kate visited St. Catherine's Primary School in Edinburgh as part of her work with the charity Place2Be, of which she is a patron.
Kate went back to her childhood school, St. Andrew's School, in Berkshire, England, wearing a green tartan coat dress by Alexander McQueen. And she played field hockey in heels, because that's how the duchess does.
Royal PDA! Royal PDA! Will and Kate walked while holding hands after the Christmas Day service at Sandringham.
Kate joined Queen Elizabeth II for her first official engagement without Will during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour. Kate wore dark green separates from L.K. Bennett. Here she is at King's Cross St. Pancras Station in London.
She wore the L.K. Bennett outfit again for an ICAP Charity Day event in London.
Kate held up the long skirt of this dark, blue-green gown by Jenny Packham while at a gala dinner for Action on Addiction hosted by the 100 Women in Hedge Funds in London.
Here's Kate wearing the gown for the National Portrait Gallery's Portrait Gala in London.
It wasn't the Met Gala, but a super-fancy dinner to celebrate the 600th anniversary of St. Andrews that got Kate dressed up in Jenny Packham again at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Remember: She was pregnant with Charlotte on this trip!
Kate loves this Rebecca Taylor tweed skirt suit, as you'll soon see. She first wore the suit while attending the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race in London.
While on the Australia and New Zealand tour, Kate wore the Rebecca Taylor suit at Wellington Airport.
As the royal patron of Place2Be, a children's mental health charity, Kate joined school children at Salusbury Primary School in London to film a video message about the importance of mental health.
Kate put on the blue tweed again in interviews for the ITV documentary Our Queen at Ninety, when she revealed that George calls the queen "gan gan."
Kate joined the Duchess of Cornwall and the queen at Fortnum and Mason in London wearing a muted blue coat from M by Missoni.
Here she is in the collarless coat laughing at Will as he holds a toy rocket in Nottingham, England, during the Diamond Jubilee tour.
There's a funny story about this wearing of the coat: Kate wore it to attend the wedding of Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett, and wore the exact same coat. OK, but who wore it better?
While touring a charity shop in England, Kate had on the M by Missoni coat and tried on a fun hat! She didn't buy it though.
Kate wore this blue tweed Michael Kors coat dress in Canberra, Australia, during the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand (it was a good trip for debuting repeatable clothes).
She wore the coat dress again to open the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace in London.
Will is a pilot, right? He went inside a Sopwith Pup at the "Knights of the Sky" exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand, while Kate held her own umbrella (!) and observed in a sky blue Alexander McQueen coat.
Will and Kate had some nice body language at a commemoration of the Normandy Landings in Arromanches, France.
Cake-cutting: Also a big royal duty. Kate did the honours during a celebration for the 75th Anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets London. And she wore a big fancy RAF pin on her coat.
People of the internet, we are now entering the tricky territory of the blue sheath dress. This one by Stella McCartney stops at the knees and has three-quarter sleeves. Kate wore this to the National Portrait Gallery.
She wore the same Stella McCartney dress to Wimbledon. Best part: She did the wave.
Pop quiz: Is this a new dress, or the same dress? New dress! But also, pretty much the same dress. This one is by L.K. Bennett and has a different neckline. Kate wore it first to the opening of the ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School in England.
She wore it again to the Tower of London for an event.
George's famous playdate! Kate first wore this knit Tory Burch dress while in Wellington, New Zealand.
She wore the Tory Burch dress again when at an event at Harrow College in England.
Kate wore this black lace Temperley gown to attend the premiere of War Horse in London.
She wore it a second time to grace a 600th anniversary reception and dinner for St. Andrews in London.
And she wore it a third time for a screening of David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive in London.
Kate wore this gray Orla Kiely dress when she and her father-in-law Prince Charles made some artwork together at a gallery in London (this was also where the famous Prince-Charles-doesn't-know-how-to-iron incident happened). Adorable.
Kate opted to wear the Orla Kiely dress again when she had a meeting at Islington Town Hawl in London.
This dove gray Katherine Hooker coat first came out when Kate attended the Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle.
She wore it a second time to attend the wedding of Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt in Grantham, England.
This embellished gray Matthew Williamson peplum dress debuted when the duchess attended the premiere of African Cats in London.
It was a windy day when she wore it a second time to the Place2Be Headteacher Conference in London.
Kate attended the UK Creative Industries Reception wearing a pale gray Roksana Ilincic dress with a cowl neckline.
She revived the look while at a lunch reception at the Anna Freud Centre, her first engagement as patron of the organization.
And she also play table tennis! Kate wore a patterned gray and white dress from Hobbs for an event at Bacon's College in England.
Kate wore it again while visiting Ayers Rock in Australia with Will.
This pretty eyelet dress from Zimmermann was the perfect look for petting a ram at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.
It was also the perfect look for a tennis day at Wimbledon.
Kate first wore this white broderie anglaise dress by Alexander McQueen while in Singapore for a Diamond Jubilee tour. Here, she and Will walked through the Gardens by the Bay.
When departing from Bhutan during the couple's tour of India and Bhutan, Kate repeated the dress.
For George's christening in at St. James's Palace in London, Kate first wore this cream-colored Alexander McQueen dress with ruffled detailing down the bodice.
She wore the special dress again for a garden party at Buckingham Palace.