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By Lindsay Lowe

OK, we give up. How does Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, make snow boots and a thick winter coat look sleek and sophisticated?

The royal’s winter fashion has been flawless this season, and the outfit she wore this week in Stockholm, Sweden, was no exception.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits Sweden And Norway
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, took a turn at bandy, a sport similar to ice hockey.WireImage

The duchess, 36, bundled up in a double-breasted, shearling-lined Burberry trenchcoat during her first official royal visit to Sweden and Norway.

Sweden is pretty chilly in general this time of year, but the duchess and her husband, Prince William, needed even more layers when they stepped onto an ice rink to try their hand at bandy, a popular sport similar to ice hockey.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, sports winter style while playing bandy hockey

The former Kate Middleton looked cozy in a burgundy scarf, as well as a faux fur bobble hat from New York-based designer Eugenia Kim.

Former Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, effortless winter style in Sweden

While the duchess arrived in faux fur-trimmed black gloves from British retailer John Lewis, she switched to oversized athletic gloves when she grabbed a hockey stick for a laughter-filled penalty shootout with her husband.

Naturally, Kate, who had an impressive stance thanks to her years of playing field hockey, made the gloves work with her outfit.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, in a bandy hockey shootout
The duchess's experience in field hockey likely helped her form during a shootout.Getty Images

She finished off the look with black skinny jeans and sturdy lace-up Sorel snow boots. She’s in good company; Sorel boots have been spotted on several celebrities this season, including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Messing and Octavia Spencer.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wore Sorel boots
The royal wore Sorel boots to the event.WireImage

Her visit to the hockey rink was just the first of several engagements on Jan. 30, and before long, she had swapped her casual winter look for a faux fur-lined green coat and a faux fur black hat. She looked chic and cozy as she walked the cobblestone streets of Stockholm with members of the Swedish royal family.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visits Sweden on day 1
Kate switched to a more elegant style later in the day.Getty Images

Does Kate have any winter clothing that isn’t absolutely spectacular? The answer is no.

If you’re inspired by the royal’s sporty outfit, her Sorel boots are available on Amazon.

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Sorel Torino winter ankle rain boot, $67-$184, Amazon

SOrel boots in black

And here are some alternatives to her designer coat and knitted hat.

BCBGeneration double-breasted velvet trim wool blend coat, $70, Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack

Fox pompom hat, $85, Nordstrom


Ellen Tracy solid faux fur trim coat, $90, Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack

Toppers knitted faux fur beanie hat, $15, Amazon

Kate's winter style during Sweden trip

Honeycomb-knit beanie, $6, Old Navy

Old Navy
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