Pippa’s Stylish September continues.

The wardrobe must be never-ending, an Aladdin’s closet of super looks. And I don’t mind admitting that it is a never-ending source of fascination to me. Pippa Middleton must plan her outfits down to the last detail, no-one can look that great every day without some serious effort. Here are some of her great looks from the past week, which, you’ve guessed it, includes yet another wedding!

Black-Studded-Stardust1 £270  

Block colours, booties and a seriously hot studded bag all added up to a fabulous look this week. I love the teal shade to this shift dress, and I also think her hair looked super sleek in a ‘show’ ponytail. The boots and studded bag make this a slightly edgier look than the usual ballet flats she has been sporting in the last few weeks. The bag is from one of my favourite designers, Tabitha.

The Tabitha Stardust bag got another outing when it was paired with her cute Maje shorts earlier in the week. Red pumps also looked great, but I  think this look would have benefitted from another sleek ponytail.

Pippa in Nebraska jeans

One of the big questions of the Pippa week was ‘where did she get those unusual skinnies with the criss-cross patterns on the knees?’ Well, the answer is these are the Nebraska stretch  skinny jeans from French Connection, available now in all sizes for £72. This was a very dressed down look for Pippa, and I really liked her checked shirt – I think this is perfect Autumn wear. The only  downside was a carrier bag she was seen carrying later  in the day that indicated Pippa may have visited the real  fur company. I really hope that if Pippa choses to wear fur, she decides to fake it.

H&M lace dress £24.99 

After the success of last weeks white  ‘birthday dress’ version, Pippa opted for a stunning daytime look with the black version of the H&M 1960s shift dress. This is a very sexy look for daytime, but with fab, toned legs, it’s one she is able to pull off easily. And remember, this dress is less than £30!

And so to Pippa’s most controversial outfit of the week. And like last week, when her wedding outfit was criticised as being ‘frumpy’, this look has met with quite a bit of derision. The dress in question was a green silk teadress which she wore with heels and a black fascinator. The main problem with the dress is that green is considered an unlucky colour for weddings (surely an old wives tale…do we still listen to them?). I think the dress tapped into the trend for all things 1940s, but may have benefitted from being a tad shorter, maybe knee-length. But on the whole, this is a stylish look, another Pippa pass.

Pippa Middleton – no signs of fashion fatigue!

It is now four months since the Royal Wedding, but there are no signs of any abatement in fashion’s interest in what Pippa Middleton wears. Whether taking a night out with boyfriend Alex Loudon, or just enjoying a shopping trip on her beloved Kings Road, or even on her way to work, Pippa is simply one of the world’s most photographed and talked about women. In the last few weeks, she has been subject to the dreaded ‘who wore it best’ polls after Lindsey Lohan was pictured in a white version of her Alice Temperley wedding reception dress. The, just last week, she was photographed wearing a stunning trenchcoat from the Italian designer Fay, with Kylie Minogue pictured wearing it the next day.That battle seems to have been labelled a draw, and is rather amusing, since it could be seen as a battle of the pert behinds!

I personally loved this coat, but this look doesn’t come cheaply. The Mac is called ‘Metroplitan Glamour‘ and is from Fay’s 2011 Spring/Sumer collection. It carries a heavy-sigh inducing price tag of £800. Pippa accessorised with a RI2K handbag and Russell and Bromley flatties. As usual, the look was effortlessly chic. Pippa had previously shown her  love of a good macintosh when she was pictured out and about on a typical drizzly day in a belted grey trench that is reminiscent of the styles worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1960s.

 

This look is just one of a whole range of amazing styles that Pippa has worn during the last days of summer. A pretty peach maxi dress was a rather surprising look for a women who usually reveals a bit of leg, but it was both floaty and flattering, and felt like Pippa’s last hurrah to Summer.

Pippa has also shown that black can be worn as a summer staple as it looks amazing against a suntan. I love this all black outfit that is brightened by just a hint of white piping on the jacket.

Pippa has also continued to fly the flag for British Fashion. Last week she was pictured  enjoying a night out with her beau Alex Loudon wearing a great grey leather jacket by Sara Berman. I love the studded cuffs on this jacket that make it perfect for throwing on after a night out.  The outfit underneath shows that Pippa understands how to utilise her wardrobe to make it day-to-night desirable, having been photographed wearing this outfit  on her way to work previously.

One of my favourite things about Pippa is how she wears her smart/casual outfits with aplomb. She is a lover of jeans, wearing grey skinnies as well  as the bootcut variety beloved of big sister Kate. But by adding pretty tunics,  blouses and shirts, she keeps her looks totally feminine. Pippa seems to be one of those girls who always look smart even when dressing down for more casual looks.

 

I think these looks sum up the fashion appeal of Pippa. She sticks to the styles and shapes that flatter her figure, accesorising with neutral accessories. She always looks stylish and ladylike, even on her most casual days. She wears carefully picked designer peices, but also stays loyal to the High Street. And she never looks like she’s trying too hard, which often means that she looks so much better than stylist obsessed celebs. All hail Pippa…we salute your choices!

Kate and Pippa make a re-appearance.

We haven’t seen that much of the lovely Duchess of Cambridge since that tour of Canada and America have we? A royal wedding, her rather uncomfortable viewing of the dress as the staging was declared horrid, and that’s been it. And thinking about it, we haven’t seen much of her little sister either. She was photographed almost daily during the month of June,  from trips to Spain and France, to  Wimbledon, and then almost daily, collecting her Starbucks on her way to work. But August has been the month when Pippa Middleton seemed to disappear from sight.

But normal service was resumed this week, with new pictures emerging of both Kate and Pippa. But these were pictures which could almost have been taken on different continents. Kate was shown shopping in Holyhead in  Wales, emerging from a Wilkinson’s store wearing her French Sole ballerina pumps, skinny jeans, a pretty purple jumper, and the knotted club check scarf, from iconic label Aquascutum. The scarf is currently on sale for £50, and Aquascutum have been quick to capitalise on the Kate effect, using her image on its website. Kate  looked like she wrapped up for an Autumn day, rather than mid August, but as someone who spends a lot of time in beautiful, but often rainy Wales, I know the feeling!

Image from Bauer-Griffin

Bauer-Griffin

From Aquascutum site

Pippa, meanwhile, was photographed in fair sunnier circumstances watching her on/off boyfriend Alex Loudon playing cricket in Hertfordshire.  She was wearing a pretty red polka dot dress which was similar to the red dress she wore to Wimbledon during those scorching  summer days. Pippa is clearly a fan of red and this dress follows her usual style of fitted bodice with a slightly flared skirt.

Not sure who designed Pippa’s dress, but a pretty good guess would be that it is a high street outfit, as most of Pippa’s  summer style has come from the likes of Hobbs, Zara and LK Bennett.

Let’s hope the girls are back out of their summer hibernation!