With such a busy events calendar, Kate Middleton is the perfect lady to give us lessons in nailing summer style, despite a less than sunny clime.
Here's a few tricks we've picked up from the Duchess of late…
1. If you have to layer up, stick to pieces in the same tone - check out Kate's cream boucle jacket and matching dress as worn at Wimbledon for inspiration.
2. Nautical never goes out of fashion - Kate re-styled an Alexander McQueen dress she'd previously worn on her Canadian tour for another day at the tennis this week.
3. Shades of pale add instant summer vibes - at the Order of the Garter ceremony last month Kate wore a modest McQueen frock coat, and while she was under wraps, the light hue ensured she looked summer-ready.
By Hayley Spencer