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Prince George's baby style: How to buy his looks for less

July 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM ET

Video: One year ago, the world waited for the arrival of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s firstborn. In honor of the little prince’s first birthday, we check in on what he’s gotten up to during his first year on this green earth.

In honor of Prince George’s first birthday on July 22, we rounded up a few of his cutest looks and found budget versions for your little prince. 

So just why is the littlest royal such a trendsetter? “I think its partly because Prince George's parents are so likable and so relatable — yes, they're royals, but they seem to be genuinely in love, family-oriented and down-to-earth,” says Dianna Baros, creator of fashion blog The Budget Babe, whose own son was born just a few weeks apart from the tot. “They're a young, cool couple, so naturally we're eager to see how they dress their little one.” 

And his favorite looks also reflect what’s happening in kids’ fashion more broadly: “There’s a trend in children's style to dress babies in mini versions of ‘grownup clothes,’ little button-downs, polos, cardigans cargo pants in sophisticated neutrals like grays, white, blues and reds, as opposed to pastels, brights or neons.” Prince George is at the forefront of this mini-me trend — and generally sports a classic color palette like his famous mum.  

Periwinkle polo and bright blue shorts

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The young prince works the tonal trend in a periwinkle polo and bright blue shorts. Our affordable Target-plus-Old Navy ensemble is just as comfy and cute, perfect for a summer trip to the zoo!

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Cherokee
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Old Navy

To buy: Cherokee pique polo, $7.99, target.com, and Old Navy pull-on poplin shorts for baby, $9.99, oldnavy.com

Seaworthy shortalls

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Did the ubiquitous overalls trend start with Prince George? We’re not sure — but it’s clear that the tot, seen here on Father’s Day, wears the look well. His red stripe shortalls are sold out, but our look-alikes are still available and cost less than half the price. 

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Dana Kids

To buy: Dana Kids smocked shortall, $27, amazon.com

(Determined to snap up the real thing? While the overalls aren’t in stock, Spanish brand Neck & Neck still has Bermuda shorts in the same fabric in stock, on sale no less, for $25.29!)

Red sweater

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No cartoon embellishments or funny slogans for George! He prefers timeless pieces like this bright red sweater (excuse us, jumper.) 

Prince George style red cardigan
Petit Bateau

To buy: Petit Bateau, $31.35, diapers.com

Tip! Find more adorable baby (and mommy-to-be) inspiration on The Budget Babe’s Pinterest board!

Adorable overalls

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He’s destined to be a skilled mariner like his dad (and even has his own mini dinghy!), so these sailboat-themed overalls are a natural choice for George. Our pick has a similar crisp navy color and seaworthy details. 

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Great Guy

To buy: Great Guy shortalls set, $19, kohls.com

Ivory christening gown

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Move over blinding white, Prince George has decreed that antique-y shades of ecru and ivory are the new christening standard. If you don’t have an heirloom gown in your family (his was a replica of an 172-year-old garment worn by more than 30 blue-blooded babies!), we suggest this streamlined christening romper, sewn from ivory silk with delicate smocking detail.

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Grammie's Attic

To buy: Ivory smocked silk romper, $50, grammies-attic.com

Cream cardie

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The dapper baby smartly let his collar peek out from his pristine, buttoned-up cardigan. Our pick is just as touchable soft and it’s machine washable, for those of us without a laundress on demand. 

Prince George cardigan
Zutano

To buy: Zutano fleece button-up, $26.50, diapers.com

Video: In honor of his first birthday, the royal family released a charming photo of the little prince. Send us your favorite first-birthday photos of your kids. Dylan Dreyer reports from the Orange Room.


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