London 2012 Olympics Fashion: Kate Middleton's Got The Blues

Kate Middleton has been actively out and about during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, taking in tennis and other sports events during the Games. And of course, Second City Style was there to see her do it in style, using Prince William as a not-so-drab accessory to her stylish, but not so daring looks in signature Kate Middleton fashion.  Besides the recycling outfits trend she’s still got going on (she wore a few pieces that we’ve seen her wear before…), Kate has also taken to one particular hue that seems to tickle her fancy this time around.  This would be her current immense fondness for the color blue. Whether it’s Stuart Weitzman wedges or a navy blue blazer, a bright blue shift dress or a blue skinny jeans, Kate has taken to this color like a fish to water and the whole world is watching. Do you like her Olympics fashion? Weigh in on the following looks:

Showing her patriotism for her kingdom, Kate has rarely been seen in colors that aren’t red, white, or blue. But it’s blue that particularly taken hold of the stylish Duchess. We all know she’s a fan of the skinny jean and the wedges, so it’s no surprise she chose that combo when hanging out with Prince Harry and co. as the Olympics torch passed through Buckingham Palace. But in a moment of slight surprise, we’re thrilled to see her in bright blue pants instead of her usual denim. Go Katie!

Perhaps the navy Smythe blazer is part of her Olympics uniform? She’s definitely been seen in it more than once around the stadium. This time Kate’s wardrobe of choice includes her signature navy blue Smythe blazer paired with J Brand skinny jeans (she’s worn them before too) and those handy dandy Stuart Weitzman wedges. She can’t get enough of these pieces! A fun accent–the navy blue and white striped nautical top underneath the blazer.

Showing her pride for her nation, Kate drapes herself in a red, white and blue Team GB scarf. Take one for the team, Kate, and look fashionable doing it!

This is perhaps my favorite look from Kate at the games because it’s something completely different. The blue is back, but this time not so apparent as that nifty Olympics uniform. She layers herself in a white and blue polka dot top under a beautiful red blazer with slightly embellished shoulders. Love the detail. Love that she’s not wearing her typical threads and chose to make a bold statement in red. Love that she wore these pieces to equestrian, cycling and swimming events. Could she be saying those sports are her favorite to watch? Perhaps not, but she definitely makes a definitive style statement here.

Kate chooses to match with her husband Prince William, perhaps her best accessory at the games. She wore this blue-on-blue ensemble at an Andy Murray tennis match.  Of course, that navy blue Smythe blazer doesn’t hurt either! I’m not such a fan of the blue on blue, but that Stella McCartney shift dress is sweet and looks great on the Duchess. She decided to put it on rotation, after wearing it just two weeks prior! And of course, the fact that her blazer matches her hubby’s is a plus!

Beautiful and understated, yet utterly divine. Kate Middleton doesn’t go for blue when she wears this Christopher Kane satin coat dress to an event welcoming foreign dignitaries to the Olympic Games from the palace. The coat dress fits her perfectly and the panels and belt seem precise, too.  Ironically, designer Kane has said that Kate needs to wear more designers and less High Street. “If I were a princess, I’d be like, ‘Oh yeah, bring it on.'” Was he referring to himself when he made that statement?

At a pre-Olympics event where Kate got in on the action learning from judo masters and table tennis stars, she wore this comfortable but stylish $52 Hobbs dress. She was not yet into her blue phase (the blue mat doesn’t count) but we’re surprised she chose this dress in particular for such a sporty venue. Nevertheless, Kate looks wonderful and we’re looking forward to seeing what else she has in store for us at the Games.
–Simona Kogan
Photos:,, Zimbio

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