We all know that Kate ‘s style is extremely enviable – she consistently tops the best dressed lists year-after-year, whether she’s in jeans or a designer dress. It should come as no surprise that her little ones are just as stylish and their outfits sell out just as quickly. When I had my own Little Prince to dress up, I looked at the plain white babygros that everyone bought for me and wondered – what would Kate put on Prince Louis?
Sure, plenty of shops offer international delivery, but sometimes you just can’t get that exact same Rachael Riley outfit that Kate put on George for a special event. Even though we’ve seen George and Charlotte in cute, casual outfits, you have to wonder what Prince Louis, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte wear when they’re just playing in the backyard at home or having a casual, low-key day with their family.
My own little Prince Louis, also known as James, is only 12 weeks old as I write this. He doesn’t have too much use for leather shoes or formal outfits, as we still spend most of our days taking naps in the house or popping to the library to get more story books to read. I ask myself, what would Kate put Prince Louis in for these lazy newborn days? Here are some ideas for your own little royal baby on those easy, casual, comfy days around the house:
I really do think that Kate would buy into the royal theme for her little ones. We know she loves a good British soldier print for Prince George, and I’m sure she’s picked up some London or royally-inspired pieces. I love the new An Heir is Born royal baby collection from one of my favorite brands, Magnetic Me. There’s no better way to tap into your royal obsession than these adorable PJs, blankets, and snuggle toys.
Smocking and Peter Pan Collars
There is nothing sweeter than a little boy in a smocked outfit, and if you pair that with a darling Peter Pan collar, you’ve got a winning ensemble. Prince George and Prince Louis have been spotted in plenty of styles featuring delicate smocking, embroidery, and a Peter Pan collar to round out the look. Boden does plenty of pieces in this style, like these adorable dachshunds that James is wearing – in fact, they have an entire British Baby Classics page! (But I’ve also seen a few great pieces on Amazon!).
Dungarees for Everyone
OK – really – is there anything cuter than a baby in a pair of dungarees? Overalls can go over anything, and it’s so easy to throw on a simple white babygro with a pair of overalls over them to create a super-cute outfit. Prince George was spotted in plenty of pairs of dungarees during his baby days, and we’re sure that Prince Louis has a few in his closet as well. I love this pair from Boden – James has worn them countless times. They also come in a London Bus print, which I think Kate would find delightful!
Africa is such a special place for William and Kate – they were engaged in Kenya and honeymooned in the Seychelles. Prince William, alongside his father and brother, have been extremely passionate about conservation in Africa and preserving the wildlife found there. I’m sure that Prince George and Prince Louis had some safari-inspired looks in their baby wardrobes, like this piece from Magnetic Me. We also saw the Cambridge babies in these adorable Aden and Anais safari-print swaddles at the Lindo Wing, and they are the absolute best swaddles – you must get a set.
Classic Pieces from John Lewis
It is a well-known fact that Kate LOVES to shop at John Lewis, even when she’s decorating Kensington Palace. Her mother, Carole Middleton, once said in an interview that she loves shopping at John Lewis – her go-to store for everything from fashion to homewares. I’m certain that Carole and Kate, and maybe even Pippa! – have picked up some baby bits from John Lewis. They really are the best, and have become my favorite place for basics. James has a wardrobe full of organic cotton babygros, sleepsuits, hats and mittens that have gotten us through the newborn days. John Lewis makes my favorite pajamas and the even come in this precious London-inspired pattern.
Do you have a little Prince or Princess at home? We’d love to hear about your royally-inspired baby buys!
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Sarah Gumeringer says
I have a two year old little girl that I have taken style inspiration from Charlotte! I sew dresses for my little one, most of them being classic silhouettes for children and toddlers. I usually dress her is pastels and classic colors rather than dressing her in brights!
I would love to see a post like this for Charlotte, I’ve been searching through the archives, but I’m unable to find one.
Sarah, I love that idea! I’ll start brewing on it (although I don’t have any daughters, so no models for that one!) I love that you sew your own dresses – that sounds very much like something Kate would enjoy!