NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- British style has hit a fever pitch and Kate Middleton is at the forefront of all that's chic ... and more importantly, off-price. And, as the Royal Wedding nears, it's the perfect time to adopt some of the finer points of British style, just like Kate. By shopping off-price at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls, modern day fashionistas can live the fairytale for a fraction of the price!
Shop like Kate: The soon to be Princess knows how to snag a deal. A frequenter of T.K.Maxx (the British counterpart of T.J.Maxx), Kate knows where to find quality, designer goods for a fraction of the price of other retailers. She can even find her favorites like tea and biscuits, stationery and more.
Dress for the Occasion: Kate knows when to dress down ... and when to dress up! For everyday casual, she pairs jeans with chic blazers, adding accessories like scarves, earrings and necklaces to get the look right. For more formal occasions, Kate pairs a well structured jacket in a bright color with a sophisticated skirt of appropriate length. By shopping smartly, Kate finds them on-trend and off-price!
Select a tasteful topper: Hats add a sophisticated touch to any ensemble, whether broad brimmed with luxe embellishments, or classically shaped with unique texturing and detail. Decorative fascinators, a favorite of Kate's, make a statement with unexpected style. T.J.Maxx and Marshalls offer current season merchandise, so customers can snag the same looks ... at the very same time.
Pick Classic Pieces: Kate knows all the British classics, and how to wear them! She chooses traditional patterns and textures like tartan, corduroy and tweed, to up her style in everyday dress. Every bit the English lady, she relies on her nation's favorites, like trench coats and riding jackets, to keep her chic.
Know What Works: Kate knows how to dress for her figure, and flaunt her best features! She favors deep v-necks that flatter, demure necklines that look lovely and skirts that accentuate her legs. By sticking to favorites like draped jersey dresses and pencil skirts, Kate has items that work for any occasion. Constantly fresh, high-quality merchandise means she can add flattering styles to her wardrobe year round.
Experiment with Color: Color adds chic flair to an ensemble. From famous favorites like her royal blue engagement dress to a red skirted suit, or a white dress accented with velour details, Kate uses the color palette to get the look right.
Choose Flattering Footwear: The Princess-to-be fancies fabulous shoes ... at fabulous prices. By shopping off-price, Kate can choose sophisticated styles that add polish to her look, like velour pumps in plum, suede boots with stacked heels, sophisticated stilettos and classic English riding boots ... without paying Princess prices. Plus, she's always prepared for the English weather with a pair of classic British Wellingtons!
Pair it with a Purse: Kate's handbags always compliment her ensembles. She prefers clutches with decorative clasps, in oval shapes that she can comfortably hold. Another top pick? Small, over-the- shoulder handbags that allows easy access to keys when the paparazzi are near!
Find a Unique Style: Kate pairs well tailored pieces with an unexpected flair—like a dramatic hat or a surprising ruffle—to keep things classic, with an edge. She consistently chooses pieces that are stylish and sophisticated, but age appropriate. By having fun with fashion, she always looks great.
Wear it Like a Princess: With grace and confidence, a genuine smile and excellent posture, Kate is every bit a princess. A great personality and winning style—found for less—makes every fashionista unstoppable!
"Kate knows that there's no reason to pay full price for designer goods when they can be found at a fraction of the price," said T.J.Maxx and Marshalls company spokesperson Laura McDowell. "Our buyers shop constantly to deliver the newest, hottest, highest quality merchandise to our stores, at incredible prices. Modern day princesses everywhere can look luxe for less!"