If you’ve noticed that Kate Middleton’s wardrobe has been looking particularly fresh over the past few months, you’re not imagining things. Telegraph reports that while Middleton’s usual “wardrobe adviser” is away on maternity leave, her friend and former classmate Virginia (AKA Ginnie) Chadwyck-Healey has been styling her. Chadwyck-Healey is a former British Vogue editor and now runs her own consulting agency in the UK, VCH Style, and she’s very chic herself, we might add. This should explain why Middleton has been wearing slightly more fashion-forward pieces, like Gucci blouses and It bags, as of late. Coincidentally (or not), Chadwyck-Healey is also Telegraph’s new Weekend Style columnist, where she’ll undoubtedly offer practical advice for busy British women who want to look cool.
We’re not sure if Middleton’s new stylist will continue on when her former returns from maternity leave, but we hope that her new arsenal of “trendier” pieces from the likes of Alessandra Rich, Mulberry, Emilia Wickstead, Missoni, and Gucci (to name a few) does. Keep scrolling to see some of Middleton’s recent Chadwyck-Healey-approved looks and meet the chic stylist via her Instagram.