The news is in! Sisters Kate and Pippa Middleton led the polls this year, coming in first and second place as the Top Beauty Icons of 2011. Following the royal wedding this summer, the buzz continues over these two beauty queens and their natural, yet polished looks. The cameras followed Pippa on her way to work last week, catching her in a preppy plaid skirt and chic black jacket. Perfect as a post-holiday look, Pippa continues to wow us by showing off that world-famous bum and glossy brunette locks. Steal a little Middleton style for yourself by nabbing these icon-inspired pieces:
1. Helmut Lang Double Front Jacket ($895)
Pop that collar. A leather insert on this wool Helmut Lang provides standout and stand-up style to any look. Perfect over skinnies or a skirt, it works day to night with its leather detailing. Off-center zip and a 2-button closure with zip hip pockets and zip cuffs.
2. Ami Dans La Rue Classic V-neck Sweater ($105)
Basically beautiful. This sweater is a wardrobe staple for winter and beyond. Semi sheer, its lightweight composition makes it the perfect layering piece. V-neck with ribbed edges and rolled hems.
3. KORS Michael Kors Leah Suede Wedge Boots ($495)
Wedges to wear anywhere. These black suede beauties feature a sleek hidden wedge heel, cuffed top, and a raised seaming detail at front. Just like the Helmut Lang jacket, these boots wear day to night seamlessly.
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Voyage Satchel ($498)
Structured satchels have stormed the streets. Pippa’s is basic black, but gets a subtle moto vibe from gold hardware, just like this Marc Jacobs. Carry primly by its double handles or swing it over your shoulder with its detachable shoulder strap. Zip pockets and a small gold bird logo plate adds playful detailing.
5. Chloe Linnee Retro Sunglasses ($285)
Pippa protects herself from the paparazzi with slim, black shades like these retro-inspired Chloe sunglasses. Gradient lenses and metal logo accents at the temples make these a chic choice for UV protection.
6. Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Kilt Skirt ($560)
Pippa’s plaid. This tartan mini skirt goes a little sassy with two leather belt details and a leg-baring length. Pair with a slim sweater and black suede boots to channel your inner English babe. Pleating throughout with tone-on-tone stitching.