Kate Middleton once teamed a cowboy hat with a chic floral shirt and we're pretty obsessed

Kate once went super Western in a cowboy hat and floral shirt

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In a rare style moment for Princess Catherine, she sported a cowgirl hat and boots to an occasion in Canada, and honestly she looked so cute in the Western wear. 

The headline might sound deceiving - Kate Middleton in a cowboy hat? As outlandish as it sounds for the preppy and polished Princess, it's true - and honestly, she still looked so chic and somehow made Western wear look fashionable. 

While on Royal engagement in Calgary, Canada in 2011, Princess Catherine and Prince William, who were a newlywed couple at the time, both wore their new Smithbilt cowboy hats as they watched a rodeo demonstration, fitting in with the other rodeo onlookers. 

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On this day, Kate specifically wore a very chic patterned button-up top to go with her dark wash blue denim skinny jeans. The top itself boasted a navy blue floral pattern that was relatively subtle, and featured some really intricate floral detailing all along the sleeves for maximum style points. 

To accessorise her chic white and blue top and her dark blue jeans, she wore a white cowboy hat as mentioned previously, then she sported a really stylish black leather belt with silver hardware. She also wore a pair of dark cowboy boots, which totally fit with the Western wear vibe. 

This isn't the only time Princess Kate has worn Western wear, however, as shocking as that may sound. 

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Just one day before, Kate opted for a fitted, lacy white blouse, as well as a pair of bootcut fit, dark blue denim jeans - a wardrobe piece we've rarely seen the Princess of Wales in. Similarly, to accessorise, she wore a leather belt with a large silver belt buckle, really leaning into the western-wear vibe, and finished off, of course, with some really iconic brown suede cowboy boots. 

For both of these days in Calgary, she kept beauty look pretty minimal, considering the boldness of her outfit, she kept her hair down, having it sweep over her shoulders naturally -  and also kept her makeup relatively minimal, going for an everyday, natural makeup look.

Prince William also sported some Western styles on these days, wearing plaid shirts and jeans, as well as a cowboy hat and boots. 

Yvette Lace Button Down Shirt Classic Fit Top, $133 (£102) | Rag & Bone

Yvette Lace Button Down Shirt Classic Fit Top, $133 (£102) | Rag & Bone

A classic menswear-inspired button down crafted in a fitted silhouette and ultra-feminine fabric, helping to give you those Princess Kate cowgirl-chic vibes in a modern way.

Wyeth Straw Cowboy Hat, $54 (£41) | Anthropologie

Wyeth Straw Cowboy Hat, $54 (£41) | Anthropologie

Inspired by the laidback Southern California lifestyle, this hat will take you through the summer, whether you're sporting it for a rodeo, or simply a beach day.

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at today.com, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

Her personal interests, in no particular order, are: cheese, Joni Mitchell, reading, hot yoga, traveling, having multiple chapsticks in every handbag at all times, and dancing to ABBA songs as if she were in the Mamma Mia movies.