Year in review: Kate Middleton's style of 2016

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is a style icon for a variety of reasons: She's young, beautiful, fashionable, and well, ridiculously famous. When the world is watching every time you take a step outdoors, you'll want to make sure you have a killer wardrobe to keep the style watchers satisfied, and Kate's definitely done just that.

She's the queen of mixing high and low (pun totally intended), and often pairs something like a Zara jacket with a Dolce & Gabbana dress. Needless to say, she wears a lot of extremely expensive designer items, oftentimes bespoke, but she's also a big fan of finding a fashion steal.

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In 2016, Kate kept to many of the style rules we see run throughout her wardrobe: Practical hemlines, a love of lace, classic pumps, belted coats (well, belted everything!) and making sartorial nods to events, countries she's visiting, and more. Click through above to see everything she wore throughout the year -- from events in London to India, Canada and more.