People.com Celebrity Princess Kate's North American Style The Duchess of Cambridge steps out in a parade of elegant dresses – and fascinators! – for her first trip to California and Canada By Alex Apatoff Alex Apatoff Instagram Twitter Alex Apatoff is the Executive Editor of PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for more than a decade, holding various roles on the Style and Beauty team before becoming the site's Lifestyle Director to coordinate the work across the commerce, evergreen, features and marketing teams. Prior to her role at PEOPLE, Alex worked at Us Weekly (where, among other things, she oversaw the Fashion Police pages) and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines and Melissa Liebling-goldberg Published on July 11, 2011 04:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 19 PRIM AND PROPER Tim Rooke/Rex/Rex USA For painting with inner-city kids, Catherine chooses a crisp navy and ivory outfit from high-street favorite Whistles. 02 of 19 PURPLE REIGN Mark Large/Pool/Getty The Duchess of Cambridge looks appropriately regal in a lavender Alexander McQueen pleated gown – accessorized with borrowed earrings from the Queen – at the BAFTA Brits to Watch gala in Los Angeles. 03 of 19 WINNING LOOK Mirrorpix/Splash News Online Prince William may have won the game, but his new wife steals the show at a Santa Barbara polo match in her Chinoiserie-print Jenny Packham dress, Kiki McDonough earrings and nude pumps. 04 of 19 GREEN WITH ENVY Matt Baron/BEImages At a private reception at the British Consul-General's residence in L.A., Catherine stands out in a vivid green Diane von Furstenburg "Maja" dress and a snakeskin clutch, also by the designer. Von Furstenberg tweeted, "Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is truly a DVF girl." 05 of 19 TOUCH DOWN Steve Granitz/WireImage For her arrival in Los Angeles, Kate stays neutral in a dove gray, draped sheath by London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic, paired with beige Jimmy Choo pumps and clutch. 06 of 19 SUNSHINE STATE Hussein Samir/Sipa For the Duchess of Cambridge's trip to Calgary, she ditches her neutral palette for a lemon-yellow Jenny Packham dress, paired with the L.K. Bennett clutch and heels she’s been sporting throughout the trip. 07 of 19 RODEO ROMANCE GF/Bauer-Griffin From tiaras to cowboy hats: The princess embraces the cowgirl spirit for a rodeo in Calgary, pairing her 10-gallon topper with a patterned Alice by Temperley London button-up, boot-leg Goldsign jeans and a big-buckle belt. 08 of 19 OH, CANADA! Macpherson/Gillis/Splash News Online Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pays tribute to her host country on Canada Day, topping her famous cream-colored Reiss dress with a maple-leaf themed fascinator by Lock amp Co.'s milliner, Sylvia Fletcher – and finished the look with a stylish fan clutch, smart red pumps, Kiki McDonough earrings and a brooch on loan from the Queen of England. 09 of 19 ALL BUTTONED UP John Stillwell-Pool/Getty Kate goes from princess to preppy in a gold-buttoned navy Smythe blazer, ruffled top, J Brand jeans and wedge espadrilles to board a plane with her coordinating husband. 10 of 19 DREAM OF JEAN-Y Samir Hussein/WireImage For her second day around Yellowknife (including a romantic canoe trip!) she chooses a more relaxed look, wearing the same J Brand skinny jeans with a slim button-up and two-tone Sebago boat shoes. 11 of 19 LOVE A PARADE Chris Jackson/Getty The Duchess chooses a monochromatic look, wearing a By Malene Birger dress to march in a processional in Yellowknife, Canada – relying on her trusty L.K. Bennett pumps to help her keep pace, even in heels! 12 of 19 SAILOR GIRL Macpherson/Todd G/Splash News Online Sticking with her favorite ivory palette, Kate tours Charlottetown, Canada, in a nautical-inspired frock from Alexander McQueen, the same label that created her wedding gown. She finishes the look with coordinating navy pumps and a pretty ponytail. 13 of 19 ROYAL BLUE Chris Jackson/Getty In addition to her maple-leaf accessories, Kate gives Canadian style a nod by selecting two dresses by Montreal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu, who now lives in London and whose dresses are a favorite of stars like Lea Michele and Michelle Williams. For a prayer service in Montreal, she sported a lacy cobalt shift with a nude patent clutch and her favorite L.K. Bennett heels. 14 of 19 CREAM OF THE CROP Reuters/Landov Selecting a sleek tan Joseph dress (and L.K. Bennett clutch and heels) to meet fans (and talk kids!) in Quebec City, the Duchess keeps her look breezy and summer-appropriate by adding simple coordinating accessories 15 of 19 GRAY LADY Camera Press/Retna Let's hope those snakeskin-print Tabitha Simmons heels are comfortable: Kate wears them with her slim-fitting Catherine Walker dress and Links of London earrings to help plant a tree in Ottawa next to the one Prince William's parents planted in 1983, to serve as a symbol of the newlyweds' enduring love. 16 of 19 VIOLET NIGHT GF/Bauer-Griffin She has long favored Issa's body-conscious, brightly-hued designs, and she sticks with a tried-and-true silhouette for the bright purple dress she picks for the evening Canada Day celebration. But she mixes up her look a bit by sweeping her hair into an updo and adding bold earrings. 17 of 19 FLYING HIGH Samir Hussein/WireImage Kate also chooses Issa for a barbeque in honor of charitable young people, opting for a decidedly more casual bird-print wrap dress, which she wears with dark tights and wedge espadrilles. 18 of 19 NAVY APPEAL Samir Hussein/WireImage For her first appearance on Canadian soil – and her husband's first official remarks– the Duchess sports her first Erdem dress – a navy-and-white lace sheath – whose busy pattern she accented with her simple nude L.K. Bennett pumps and coordinating clutch. 19 of 19 BLUE SKIES Steve Parsons/WPA Pool/Getty Kate boarded the plane in London June 30 wearing a smart flight suit, layering a navy Smythe blazer over a fitted Roland Mouret dress with a Mulberry purse.