How Carrie Symonds has taken fashion inspiration from Kate Middleton

CARRIE Symonds was the belle of the football – thanks to fashion inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge.

She wore a £250 blue tailored blazer from Reiss as she watched England beat Denmark at Wembley with husband Boris.

It was similar to a red number that Duchess of Cambridge sported at the same stadium when our footie heroes beat Germany last week.

And it isn’t the first time Carrie and Kate’s dress sense has been in synch.

Now she is a “first lady”, Carrie has swapped tennis trainers and above-the-knee dresses for classic court heels and mid length hemlines.

Kate also gave herself a makeover, ditching the mini skirts paired with flat long-leg boots she had worn before her marriage in 2011.

But the PM’s wife still likes to put her own spin on things – most notably by showcasing her passion for sustainability by renting outfits from outlets such as My Wardrobe HQ and Hurr Collective instead of buying them.

We take a look at all the times football fans Carrie and Kate have been on the same fashion team.

MOODY BLUES


KNOWN for her smart, tailored dress sense, Kate stepped out in a belted powder blue Alexander McQueen coat dress in September 2019.

Carrie wore something similar while attending the annual Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in March last year.

The £475 coat by Isabelle Fox was made from ethically sourced wool

TAKE IT TO THE MAXI


For a trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019 Kate matched her surroundings and wowed in a floral maxi dress from Erdem.

Then back in March 2020 to mark International Women’s Day at Downing Street Carrie also wore a floral printed maxi dress from high street brand Anthropologie.

SHARP IN SUITS


AT the Pride of Britain Awards, Kate wore a blue two piece which included a blazer by Smythe – one of her staples that she has worn many times.

Carrie opted for a cobalt blue suit at last month’s G7 summit. She rented the £990 outfit for £80 from My Wardrobe HQ.

BACK TO BLACK


While pregnant with Prince Louis, Kate visited the National Portrait Gallery wearing a £490 black floral dress from Orla Kiely.

Carrie rented her black floral dress for a G7 event. The frock by Vampire’s Wife – a brand also loved by Kate – would set you back £1,150, but is only £72 to rent from Hurr.

PRETTY IN PINK


During her royal tour of Scotland, Kate looked pretty in pink in a £450 Me + Em number.

Less than a month later at the G7 summit in Cornwall, Carrie took inspiration from Kate and also wore a midi dress in the same colour. She rented the Roksanda frock for £107 from Hurr.

ROYAL PRINTS


FOR a mental health charity’s event in 2016, Kate wore this red floral outfit by French designer Vanessa Seward.

Carrie also has a love of printed midi dresses, wearing a Karen Millen number in June 2019 during Boris’ leadership campaign.

Both ladies accessorised with a clutch.

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