Spaghetti Straps and Ugg Boots! See Princess Kate's Edgy Style Before She Was a Royal

Before the coat dresses and tiaras, the future royal was a typical 20-something embracing early 2000s fashion trends.

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01 of 16

JUNE 2005

Kate Middleton sighting in St. Andrews, Scotland
Kate Middleton prior to her graduation ceremony at the University of St. Andrews in 2005. Indigo/Getty

Cute and casual! The then-Kate Middleton rocks a simple white spaghetti strap top and a black braided belt with jeans.

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02 of 16

AUGUST 2005

Kate Middleton Attends The Festival Of British Eventing
Indigo/Getty

Stylin' in suede! Kate accessorizes her brown suede jacket and matching hat and purse with her (now-favorite 12-year-old!) boots.

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03 of 16

NOVEMBER 2005

Antony Jones/Brendan Bierne/UK Press via Getty
Antony Jones/Brendan Bierne/UK Press via Getty

Kate dressed up a white crop top and jeans with a blue blazer during a shopping trip with her mother, Carole. After graduation, she began working at women's fashion retailer Jigsaw as an assistant buyer.

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Harloe Jacket, $170; reiss.com

04 of 16

MARCH 2006

Kate Middleton at Cheltenham Festival

Kate braves the chilly weather in a Russian-style fur hat.

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05 of 16

MARCH 2006

Indigo/Getty
Indigo/Getty

In her go-to brown boots and a matching vest, Kate chats with William and Pippa on the sidelines of soccer game, played at his alma mater, Eton College.

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Frye Clara Tassel Over-the-Knee Boot, $274; 6pm.com

06 of 16

JUNE 2006

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Kate cheers on Prince William from the sidelines at a polo match in a striking red polka-dot wrap dress.

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07 of 16

JUNE 2006

Bluebird Celebrate Store Opening

Kate attends a party in a sweet floral dress topped with a light pink crushed velvet jacket.

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Laila Lapel Jersey Blazer, $24; boohoo.com

08 of 16

JULY 2006

Indigo/Getty
Indigo/Getty

Kate sports white flared jeans and a tummy-bearing sheer top while watching the royal brothers hit the polo field for a charity match with Harry's then-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy.

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09 of 16

FEBRUARY 2007

US ONLY KATE MIDDLETON SHOPPING
Get the Look! Calvin Klein Jeans Denim Mini Skirt $48.99, macys.com H&M Short Skirt, $24.99; hm.com Frye Clara Tassel Over-the-Knee Boot, $274; 6pm.com

Only Kate can make a jean skirt look this chic!

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Topshop MOTO Mini Denim Skirt, $55; topshop.com

H&M Short Skirt, $24.99; hm.com

Frye Clara Tassel Over-the-Knee Boot, $274; 6pm.com

10 of 16

MARCH 2007

Kate Middleton Attends The Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival

Between the scarf and the chic beret, Kate proves she's the master of accessorizing!

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ASOS Wool Beret, $16; asos.com

Frye Clara Tassel Over-the-Knee Boot, $274; 6pm.com

11 of 16

MAY 2007

Kate Middleton Sighting in London - May 17, 2007
Get the Look! Olivia Moon Knit Blazer, $47.70; nordstrom.com Gap Mid-Rise Best Girlfriend Jean, $69.99; gap.com UGG Classic II Short Boot, $160; ugg.com

Kate looks comfortable in the footwear trend of the early 2000s: Ugg boots with everything! (A far cry from her go-to sky-high wedges.)

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Olivia Moon Knit Blazer, $47.70; nordstrom.com

Gap Mid-Rise Best Girlfriend Jean, $69.99; gap.com

UGG Classic II Short Boot, $160; ugg.com

12 of 16

MAY 2007

Kate Middleton At Badminton Horse Trails

Kate had the preppy look down to a science with her collared shirt and cable-knit sweater combo. (And her go-to brown suede boots!)

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Frye Clara Tassel Over-the-Knee Boot, $274; 6pm.com

13 of 16

MAY 2007

Dave M. Benett/Getty
Dave M. Benett/Getty

Kate's early love of lace was on display while posing for photos with sister Pippa at a book launch in London.

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14 of 16

JULY 2007

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A glowing Kate hits the sidewalk in skinny jeans and a striped red-and-white tank.

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J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Jean, $160; net-a-porter.com

15 of 16

SEPTEMBER 2008

Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco - London
Antony Jones/UK Press/Getty

From roller disco queen to royal princess! There was a time when the royal mom of two sported a bright pink pair of roller skates – and hot pants!

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16 of 16

JUNE 2009

Princes William And Harry Compete In The Dorchester Polo Trophy

Kate opts for dark jeans and a leather jacket while watching William in a polo match.

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See all of Kate's latest outfits and get her looks here!

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