In this throwback look from 2011, Pippa Middleton effortlessly elevated a casual pair of skinny jeans by adding bold red accessories and the look is timeless.
- By adding bold red accessories to her 2011 casual outfit, Pippa Middleton made a statement and elevated her street style to a seriously timeless look.
- The outfit is perfect for transitioning into autumn, with the flannel shirt and skinny jeans keeping off the cold while the bold red accessories add interest and elegance.
- In other royal news, Queen Letizia’s dramatic black dress with Perspex slingback heels and chic clutch just raised the bar!
Pippa Middleton, much like her sister Kate Middleton, has long been a fashion icon since rising to prominence in the public eye. She's garnered much praise for her high-end Wimbledon outfits like the stunning ruffled neckline dress that championed sustainability to her timelessly elegant black crochet dress, but for us, it's Pippa's throwback street style that really catches our attention.
From her gold hoops, heeled boots, and oversized sunglasses that proved upscale streetwear never dates to her bold twist on classic autumnal fashion with raspberry pink trousers, a tailored black blazer, and heeled boots, we're obsessed with her bright and daring streetwear looks.
And now there's another throwback outfit to add to the archive. In 2011, Pippa was spotted grabbing a coffee at Starbucks and dropping a parcel off at the post office while wearing a casual pair of grey skinny jeans and a laid-back black and white flannel shirt. The look on its own may not have made such a splash, but with the clever addition of bold and bright red accessories, Pippa elevated the casual outfit into something timeless.
Leather Shoulder Bag, £60 ($73.78) | Zatchels
Handmade in England using real leather, the expert craftsmanship of this bag will make it a lifelong staple. With an adjustable strap that means it can be worn on the shoulder or across the body, there's enough space for all your everyday essentials without the piece being too bulky.
For the occasion, Pippa opted for her Prada Pattina Messenger bag in a striking red leather. The designer bag is a cult classic and nearly impossible to buy today as the brand doesn't make it anymore. But, thankfully for fans of Pippa's outfit, there is a whole host of red leather crossbody styles available online.
Pippa has been seen carrying the classic bag on multiple occasions, incorporating a pop of colour into her casual looks with the bold red shade. It's a clever styling technique that easily adds interest to any look without overpowering any casual items, so it's unsurprising that the fashion-forward Pippa should love the bag so much.
Pippa carried the bold red colour through to her shoes, stepping out in a pair of red ballet flats by the brand French Sole London. The accessories matched in colour perfectly, adding a monochromatic touch to the look and making it feel more intentionally styled than the casual look may have looked otherwise.
The ballet flats are the perfect choice of shoe to run errands in as, as well as looking super feminine with a sleek silhouette and dainty bow detail, they boast inner sole cushioning for optimal comfort.
French Sole Amelie Red Leather Pumps, £120 ($147.49) | Wolf & Badger
Made from luxurious Italian Napa red leather with matching red trim and a rubber sole, these elegant ballet flats can elevate any casual look while still ensuring you're extremely comfortable thanks to the inner sole cushioning.
Kitty Flexi Sole Ballet Pumps, £90 (£110.60) | Boden
This simple ballet pump silhouette is sure to become a wardrobe staple. Crafted with a flexible sole and pull tab for all-day comfort, the soft leather material means your feet will feel good as well as just look good - a must for those long days where the errand list never seems to grow shorter.
Pippa kept her makeup to a minimum, letting her bronzed and glowing complexion shine through as a pair of large-framed quiet luxury sunglasses covered her eyes. She styled her hair in a dramatic side parting and left the luscious strands to fall down her back un-styled.
While trends may come and go, this 2011 look is one for the books and wouldn't look out of place on any pavement 12 years on!
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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with Good To, BBC Good Food and The Independent.
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