Dress your little boy like Prince George

Take home the smart, preppy-cute style of the British heir to the throne.

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At the tender age of three the mini royal is already one of the best-dressed Britons, and has even made a few Best Dressed lists. His mother, Duchess Kate, another style icon, has thought through his wardrobe in detail, honoring tradition, craftsmanship and practicality.

The clothes of the little prince delight many mothers and grandmothers, who often rush to find out where Duchess Kate has bought his outfit the moment he makes an appearance. So if you too are looking to be inspired by gorgeous George and his impeccable attire take a look at these few guidelines we created when we took a peek inside the classic closet to the heir to the throne.

Homegrown quality basics

George and his mom are true fashion patriots: they look to British brands and family traditions. If they do reach for foreign products, they most often choose European brands with century-old traditions. This does not mean that George wears overly expensive clothes, rather good quality items from some well-known classic brands, including Petit Bateau, John Lewis and Next. If they do buy something luxurious, it is more of an “investment piece” for special occasions, like a commemorative photo session with the Queen, and is sometimes passed down to his little sister, Princess Charlotte.

A consistent style

As every true style icon knows: stick to what works. So George doesn’t often change his style; he has a few key pieces that he mixes and matches. His classic buckled navy shoes (that he seemingly got when he first learned to walk) have now been replaced with a big-boy lace up version. Little George most often wears knits and jerseys, and is rarely seen without a pair of shorts (light in the summer, woolen in the winter) which is a classical dress canon for young boys in Europe. Remembering his heritage, the color palette of the prince’s clothes is based on the British flag, sticking to shades of reds and blues.

The beauty in tradition

George’s style differs pleasantly from other celebrity children: full of elegance, minimalism, restraint and comfort. It is great to feel inspired by this more practical and respectful approach to children’s fashion. Classically styled clothes are never boring, as Duchess Kate has shown when she dresses George in contemporary versions of the famous clothes of his father, Prince William, for family photo sessions. Not only do these photographs of George look timeless, they create a sense of continuity and stylistic harmony throughout the Windsor family album.

The prince wore shortalls on hist first birthday, during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. To get the birthday look of Prince George: Navy blue polo bodysuit ($3.99, H&M), Oshkosh B’gosh anchor shortalls ($20.40, Kohls), dark blue socks in a 3-pack ($5.99, H&M), navy blue leather baby boy shoes ($44, Minimos). John Stillwell | AFP | Getty Images
Prince George wore a comfy cardigan to the Gigaset Charity Polo Match at Beaufort Polo Club on June 14, 2015 in Tetbury, England. To get Prince George’s look: Cotton cardigan in blue melange ($19.99, H&M); uniform oxford shirt in white ($12, Old Navy); organic cotton drawstring pants ($29.95, Nature Baby); Crocs Bump It baby boy shoes ($35, Oshkosh). Mark Cuthbert | UK Press | Getty Images
Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014. To get Prince George’s Christmas picture look: Kids tank top sweater ($42, Cath Kidston); Blake Cotton Oxford button down shirt ($39.50, Ralph Lauren); Ralph Lauren baby boy shorts in Aviator Navy ($19.50, Macys); cotton-blend dress socks for toddlers in navy ($12, Nordstrom); John navy blue leather lace up classic shoes ($67, Start Rite). PA Wire | Getty Images
A family affair: Prince George is with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and sister Princess Charlotte. To get Prince George’s look: Sky blue baby sweater ($85, Neck and Neck); Uniform Oxford shirt in white ($12, Old Navy); corduroy pants ($19.77, Gymboree); H&M sweatshorts ($5.99, H&M). Photo courtesy of Chris Jelf | Instagram @kensingtonroyal
Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by her three great-grandchildren. To get Prince George’s look: Fantastic Friends sweater ($64.50, Boden USA); Rachel Riley baby white cotton shirt ($79, Children Salon); Healthtex baby boy flat front cotton shorts ($3.50, Walmart). Photo courtesy of Annie Leibovitz | Instagram @kensingtonroyal
In this handout provided by The White House, President Barack Obama talks with Prince George. To get the little Prince’s nighttime look: Petite-Plume seersucker pajama set ($58, Petite Plume); EPYA kids velvet fleece white bathrobe ($22, Amazon) Pete Souza | The White House | Getty Images
Prince George arrives at Victoria Airport ahead of the Royal Tour of Canada on September 24, 2016. To get Prince George’s look: Boys softspun crewneck sweater in blue ($49.50, J.Crew); light blue cotton shirt ($7.99, H&M); Stanton shorts in navy (39.50, J.Crew); suede Macalister boots in navy ($88, J.Crew). Karwai Tang | WireImage
To get Prince George’s look: Combed cotton V-necke cardigan ($39.50, Ralph Lauren); Uniform Oxford shirt in white ($12, Old Navy); O’Neil Contact relaxed fit shorts ($29.50, Nordstrom); FootMates Connor 2 toddler shoes ($57, Zappos). Prince George of Cambridge departs Victoria on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Samir Hussein | WireImage

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Pola Madej-Lubera
Pola Madej-Lubera
Stylist and fashion journalist for many years associated with women’s lifestyle media. Lover of Stara Ochota in Warsaw, where she lives. Passionate gardener and social activist. Happy mom of two kids. Runs a gardening lifestyle blog weekendwogrodzie.com

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