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When Kate Middleton (sorry, the Duchess of Cambridge) swept into our lives and took over our closets, her signature style was heavy on colorful sheath dresses and nude pumps. Her blouses were floaty, her evening gowns slinky, and pants, though a rare appearance, were skinny.
But now we’ve got more royal inspiration in our lives, thanks to Netflix’s “The Crown,” which has served up all new — or rather, quite old — style inspiration since it dropped in November.
The young Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952, and the style of the era is visible in every scene of the ten-episode season. While the past five decades have seen the queen embrace wholly uncool dress-and-overcoat sets, in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, she and her sister Princess Margaret were impeccably stylish and on point. The cropped trousers, the buttoned-up blouses, the high-waisted pants — those were the looks of the moment.
They also happen to be what I want to wear right now. Specifically...
These loose high-waisted pants.
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These skinny pants and Chelsea boots.
This tailored jacket.
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These statement coats.
These high-waisted pants.
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These cropped pants.
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This sleeveless blouse.
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These ankle pants.
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Oh, and this safari shirt.
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