Kate Middleton’s Classic Gold Hoops Are A Lesson In Timeless Dressing

The Duchess of Cambridge's latest accessory is a wardrobe staple

If Kate Middleton has taught us anything in her past decade in the royal family, it’s that classic wardrobe staples are never to be underestimated. From a tartan coat recycled wherever necessary, always at Christmas and on royal tours of Scotland, to a never-ending selection of affordable basics from Boden and Marks & Spencer, the Duchess of Cambridge has offered up plenty of sartorial lessons over the years. 

Her most recent lesson? That a pair of classic gold hoops will always be on trend. Attending an event at School 21 in East London this week, Kate wore a pink sweater from Boden (one of her favourites), black Jigsaw pants, and a matching Max&Co. coat, all pulled together with a pair of gold chain-link earrings from Orelia, which retail for as little as $28. 

The entire ensemble was a masterclass in minimalist elegance. Thankfully, the Kate Middleton effect hasn’t grabbed hold of these just yet and the earrings are (somehow) still available on the London-based brand’s website. 

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We’d suggest getting in quick before these beauties sell out, otherwise, we’ve selected some similar pairs to add to your wardrobe. 


Orelia London Mini Chain Huggie Hoops, $29; available at Orelia London


Orelia London Mini Chunky Hoop Earrings, $40; available at THE ICONIC


Reliquia Jewellery Athena Earrings, $169; available at THE ICONIC


Seed Heritage Fine Pearl Huggie Hoops, $39.95; available at Myer

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