Kate Middleton Takes New York: What the Duchess Should Wear on Her First Day in the City

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It’s official—the Duchess of Cambridge has landed in New York City. Today Catherine’s husband—the dashing Prince William—travels to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Barack Obama in addition to speaking at the World Bank, and Kate has an equally packed schedule, joining Chirlane McCray at the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, followed by a lunch hosted by the British Consul General. And while we know the duchess has shown a particular penchant for frocks from Alexander McQueen and L.K.Bennett, we would love for her to embrace some of Seventh Avenue’s royalty in the form of a billowing dress from Oscar de la Renta, paired with a printed coat from Emilia Wickstead—she does have to fly the sartorial British flag after all! But Kate’s true colors will shine later tonight at the Brooklyn Nets game where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will sit courtside—potentially with American rock royalty Jay Z and Beyoncé—in a classic, all-American look: jeans and a Breton stripe sweater.

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Taking a Tour of the Northside Center for Child Development Harlem

Bottega Veneta cashmere-knit cardigan $805; matchesfashion.com; Sutra sterling silver, topaz and citrine drop earrings, $1,260; amazon.com; Erdem Kuni v-neck floral-jacquard dress, $2,350; matchesfashion.com; Manolo Blahnik BB suede mid-heel pump, gray $595; neimanmarcus.com

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Lunch Hosted by the British Consul General
Emilia Wickstead oversized jacquard coat, $1,810; modaoperandi.com; Olivia Collings 1940s 18K white gold diamond clip earrings, price upon request; net-a-porter.com; Oscar de la Renta wool crepe shift dress, $1,790; net-a-porter.com; Giorgio Armani asymmetrical suede slingback pumps, $595; saksfifthavenue.com

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Photo: (clockwise from top left) Courtesy of Nordstrom; Courtesy of mytheresa.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of mytheresa.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An NBA game at the Barclays Center
Topshop moto Joni high-rise maternity skinny jeans, $68; nordstrom.com; Stella McCartney Ingrid wool blazer $1,320; mytheresa.com; Bouchra Jarrar striped wool and alpaca-blend sweater $1,225; net-a-porter.com; Roger Vivier Moss Viv’ mini evening leather shoulder bag, $2,538; mytheresa.com

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