Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Happy Birthday, Kate! A Look Back At The Duchess' Old-School Wild Style

  1. Begin Slideshow
    kateop

    151

    SHARES

    7 comments
    See All Slides

    Happy birthday, Duchess of Cambridge! Here's to the last birthday the royal couple will get to celebrate as a twosome. In honor of Kate's big three-one, we started digging through the vast photo archives of her, reveling in how polished and poised the People's Princess always appears. So consistently, in fact, that when it comes to Kate, there are very few surprises. (Seriously. Try to find a picture with her hair in a ponytail.)

    But we kept digging, and suddenly we remembered: Kate was a college kid when she met William, long before she officially became the Mrs., moved into the palace, and began reining in her free-spirited, mini-skirt-wearing tendencies. So while we love the well-appointed mom-to-be, let's remember when she used to let her funky freak flag fly.

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Larsa Pippen Has The Best Life Ever

If you follow Larsa Pippen on Instagram, then you already know that she basically has a picture-perfect life. Between her 18-year marriage to NBA star Scottie Pippen (which is an eternity in pro athlete years) and her rock solid friendship with Kim Kardashian, she enjoys all of the perks of celebrity, minus most of the read

How IKEA Solved My Big Closet Dilemma

If you live in a city, you probably have an awkward closet. Either it's shallow, two inches away from your bed, or even worse, non-existent. The latter was my situation. When I moved into my Brooklyn apartment last year, I turned the living room into a bedroom, which meant plenty of wall space, but zero shelves or rods for read