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PHOTOS: Kate Middleton's Many, Many Stylish Hats
Getting some style inspiration from Duchess of Cambridge and fashion trendsetter Kate Middleton isn’t difficult. WATCH: How To Get Kate Middleton's Hair Sure, there's the amazing way she shows up in the same clothes multiple times. But another way you can channel your inner royal? Stand out with a chic hat. The 32-year-old mother of Prince George complements her sought-after tresses with head-turning hats regularly.  Whether they're adorned with flowers or feathers, you won't find a sparkling tiara on this Duchess. And this is one must-have staple the royal has been rocking for years now. Back in 2012, the Daily Mail reported that after Middleton was spotted in a beaded cocktail hat, designer Jane Taylor was “bombarded with emails and orders from around the world” requesting the same piece. READ: How to Recycle Your Wardrobe Like Kate Middleton But fortunately, you don’t need to be married to a prince just to look just as chic. In time for the cool spring season, stylists say hats like those worn by Middleton, are a major do. “When it comes to a special occasion in British society, a look is not complete without a hat,” says style expert Lindsay Albanese. “It’s both a social component and a fashion statement. Think of it like an accessory, such as wearing a necklace or earrings with a look. It’s also perfect for hair that’s hard to tame. Ultimately, all you need is the confidence to pull it off. A hat doesn’t need to be worn when it’s cold or there’s adverse weather. Think of your hat choice as a finishing touch to complete your outfit.” Fashion expert Dawn Del Russo also agrees. “Kate tends to match her hats to the wardrobe,” she says. “Consider the color palette of your outfit. Also, Kate wears fascinators towards the front and to the side, which is the proper way. Otherwise it can look like a hair accessory. Choose a style you feel most comfortable in, such as a ascot, fascinator, or even a bowler. Decide how the size and shape works for your face shape and hair style.” READ: Kate Middleton Wears Kim Kardashian's Red Dress For some ideas, check out some of many Middleton’s stylish headgear from over the years below:
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2006

Attending the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes at St Cyriac's Church in Lacock, in Wiltshire, west England.
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2006

Attending the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, southern England.
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2011

Arriving for the wedding between Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and England rugby captain Mike Tindall, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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2011

Attending a Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Royal estate at Sandringham, Norfolk in east England.
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2012

Presenting shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade.
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2012

Attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
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2012

Leaving after a thanksgiving service to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee St Paul's Cathedral in central London.
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2012

Traveling to the Horse Guards Parade in London.
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2012

Attending the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel.
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2013

Smiling during a visit with her husband, Prince William, to attend a St Patrick's Day Parade.
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2013

Attending a naming ceremony for the 'Royal Princess' cruise ship.
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2013

Participating in her son's christening at St James's Palace.
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2008

Attending Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel.
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2011

Attending a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat.
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2011

Standing on the balcony of the Royal box before the Derby at Epsom Racecourse in southern England.
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2011

Smiling as she rides to Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London.
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2011

Leaving St. George's Chapel.
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2011

Attending medal presentation ceremony.
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2011

Arriving to a citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec near Ottawa.
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2011

Adjusting her cowboy hat in Canada.
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PHOTOS: Kate Middleton's Many, Many Stylish Hats

Getting some style inspiration from Duchess of Cambridge and fashion trendsetter Kate Middleton isn’t difficult. WATCH: How To Get Kate Middleton's Hair Sure, there's the amazing way she shows up in the same clothes multiple times. But another way you can channel your inner royal? Stand out with a chic hat. The 32-year-old mother of Prince George complements her sought-after tresses with head-turning hats regularly.  Whether they're adorned with flowers or feathers, you won't find a sparkling tiara on this Duchess. And this is one must-have staple the royal has been rocking for years now. Back in 2012, the Daily Mail reported that after Middleton was spotted in a beaded cocktail hat, designer Jane Taylor was “bombarded with emails and orders from around the world” requesting the same piece. READ: How to Recycle Your Wardrobe Like Kate Middleton But fortunately, you don’t need to be married to a prince just to look just as chic. In time for the cool spring season, stylists say hats like those worn by Middleton, are a major do. “When it comes to a special occasion in British society, a look is not complete without a hat,” says style expert Lindsay Albanese. “It’s both a social component and a fashion statement. Think of it like an accessory, such as wearing a necklace or earrings with a look. It’s also perfect for hair that’s hard to tame. Ultimately, all you need is the confidence to pull it off. A hat doesn’t need to be worn when it’s cold or there’s adverse weather. Think of your hat choice as a finishing touch to complete your outfit.” Fashion expert Dawn Del Russo also agrees. “Kate tends to match her hats to the wardrobe,” she says. “Consider the color palette of your outfit. Also, Kate wears fascinators towards the front and to the side, which is the proper way. Otherwise it can look like a hair accessory. Choose a style you feel most comfortable in, such as a ascot, fascinator, or even a bowler. Decide how the size and shape works for your face shape and hair style.” READ: Kate Middleton Wears Kim Kardashian's Red Dress For some ideas, check out some of many Middleton’s stylish headgear from over the years below:

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