Kate Middleton has the Midas touch when it comes to making just about anything seem like it should probably be in your closet, too. This covet-worthy list includes everything from her go-to nude L.K. Bennett pumps and dreamy Alexander McQueen wedding dress, to that iconic blue Issa wrap dress — and now, we think it's safe to assume we can add this skirt suit into the ranks. The royal beauty chose an oxblood-hued Paule Ka set to make her standout case for the skirt suit, and here are the only two reasons you need to, er, follow suit.One: if you needed yet another reason to be convinced of this rich burgundy color's seasonal appeal, look no further. Two: the skirt suit — as worn by Kate — isn't nearly as stuffy or as matronly as we once imagined it to be. In fact, we're absolutely loving its fresh tailored feel (hello, double-breasted blazer!) and feminine edge (sometimes it's more fun to wear a girlie circle skirt to work). Thus, we're on board with her latest look and its versatility in the office-chic department. We'd say this is for the girl who doesn't always want to take the trouser approach to her work attire. It's Fall-appropriate (opaque black tights and black suede pumps included) and provides a perfect example of how to switch things up with polished finesse. If you're more of a boots-in-cold-weather girl, then a slick pair of riding-style boots will keep the professional outfit intact. Now, it's time to shop our favorite skirt-suit picks below.
Oct 9 2012