The second I saw Kate Middleton step out of that car and make her way into Westminster Abbey, I knew I was witnessing an iconic style moment. Looking every bit as elegant and poised as Grace Kelly, the new princess was exquisite as she took the long walk down the aisle, donning an Alexander McQueen confection with lace sleeves and a ten-foot train, to meet her prince at the altar...
OK, if the royal-wedding fashion didn't make you swoon, then we so need to find you a sense of sartorial romanticism.
If you need a little help, allow me. Even beyond Princess Catherine's obvious trend-setting gown, there was a lot to love about the fashion at Friday's nuptials. Prince William, Pippa, the guests... people were giving us what-to-wear-next guides left and right. Here, I break down the best fashion of the day into trends we can definitely wear all season:
1. Lace. Kate's lace sleeves were the absolute perfect mix of classic and modern—while lace is anything but new it is a great new trend to wear right now. Pick up a similar long-sleeve lace top in an ivory hue for your spring wardrobe. Wear it with a cami cut-offs or a high-waisted skirt and heels, it's super-versatile and, as the Duchess proved, totally gorgeous. Prince William & Kate Middleton Are Married!
2. Color blocking. Who knew Prince William's military garb had a trend lesson to teach us? Well, it totally did! His red-blue-navy color blocking was hot on the runways and on-trend for the coming season. The easiest way to wear the look? Choose complimentary, but bold, hues in a top, skirt, and shoes. For instance, a magenta top paired with a navy skirt and sunny yellow heels. It's all about solid, bright colors for summer.
3. Statement hats. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were captured sporting over-the-top hats for the big day, and you can, too. No, you don't have to choose anything quite as intense as all the Philip Treacy headwear, but definitely pick up a few great hats for the warm weather. Wide-brimmed styles and fedoras are both currently in vogue. Royal Wedding: Prince William & Kate Kiss Twice On Palace Balcony
4. The Little White Dress. While all eyes were on the Kate's Alexander McQueen gown, her sister, Pippa, didn't disappoint in a McQueen look of her own: a classic white sheath. When I saw it, all I could think about was was how fab it would look a bit shorter, because the LWD has replaced the LBD this season. A similar, simple-but-effortless white dress is a must-have for your closet. Pair with statement red heels and Pippa's flowing curls to complete the outfit.
5. Creamy white eye shadow. The princess had on some stunning eye makeup—a soft charcoal eyeliner and creamy white shadow—and the best part? She did it herself! So, rest assured it isn't too complicated to master this fresh spring look. All you'll need is a couple coats of mascara, a brown or black-brown eye pencil, and an off-white eyeshadow with a hint of sparkle. Hollywood Life has a quick-and-easy tutorial.
Who do you think looked best at the royal wedding, and which wedding trend is your favorite of the season?