Sophie chooses floaty florals for two-day trip to Kenya: Erdem and Valentino

This week, The Countess of Wessex has spend two days in Kenya, attending the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers’ Meeting, and undertaking engagements related to gender equality. She chose floaty florals for the occasion, including a new dress by Erdem. Read more about the events over on our sister site, here.

The Countess of Wessex at the Women’s Affairs Ministers’ Meeting in Nairobi. (Royal Family)

Sophie chose an ErdemYusra Dress’ in Apsley White, which RRPs for £1,670. Featuring cuffed 3/4 length sleeves, a round neckline and a midi hemline, the dress ties delicately at the back of the neck. It is made in a silk voile fabric, and is available here.

Erdem Yusra floral midi dress in Apsley white

The Countess carried one of her Sophie Habsburg ‘Pochette’ clutches, in beige. The piece features a short envelope flap and optional gold snake hardware, and is made of embossed calf leather. Get one here for €450 (approx £400).

NB: the updated Sophie Habsburg site now calls this shape the ‘Lunatic’.

Sophie Habsburg Design FW17/18 pochette

She teamed the look with what appear to be her Prada taupe pointed heels, in an 85mm heel height.

The Countess of Wessex in Nairobi (Royal Family)

Prada Suede Pump in Beige

We also saw a pair of pale pink round drop earrings – we have been waiting a long time to find these! – and what looks like a cross necklace.

On day two, the Countess went for more florals, teaming a white blouse with a pale pink skirt.

The skirt came from Valentino, their ‘Pleated silk midi skirt’, which costs £1390. In a midi length with knife-pleats all the way around, a delicate snowdrop print cascades down, being more dense at the sides.

The Countess of Wessex in Kenya; she wears a Valentino skirt. UK in Kenya)
Valentino baby pink pleated silk midi skirt

She wore a simple white half-sleeve blouse tucked into the skirt. It bears some similarities to the ones seen in India on the Countess, but they do not have a shirred or cuffed sleeve; these were from ARossGirl.

The Countess of Wessex meets Queens Young Leaders in India (Royal Family)

Sophie carried her Sophie Habsburg ‘Amber’ clutch, which is a hard-framed trapeze piece in a snakeskin leather, with a red stone embellished clasp. Get one in the sale here for €380, approx. £335.


Sophie Habsburg Amber clutch

On her feet, we saw Penelope Chilvers white leather espadrille wedges. These are the ‘High Mary Jane’ style. These cost £149 here.

Penelope Chilvers ‘High Mary Jane’ wedges

One again, she appeared to be wearing a cross necklace, and her Patrick Mavros pangolin earrings.

Patrick Mavros Pangolin Earrings

Steal Sophie’s style with these:

Thanks to @innominate_93 for the skirt ID

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