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Winter trend alert: The $5 accessory that Kate Middleton swears by is about to sell out

We'll take one in every colour, please.

By Jess Pullar
When it comes to Kate Middleton, there's no denying the perfection in her countless flawless, finished looks.
As a royal style icon, it would be safe to say Kate has a bit of a cult following when it comes to her fashion choices, despite some being a little beyond our budgets.
That being said, there's one particular fashion trend we've been seeing her don a lot more of lately, and it's one that the masses can wholeheartedly embrace, without spending a fortune.
Kate Middleton is undeniably fashion royalty, but there's one style she's recently taken to that is accessible to all. (Image: Getty)
The latest in her string of on-trend accessories is the humble headband - yet another nostalgic staple that has us reminiscent of our school days.
And before you ask, yes, Kate already brought back the hair ribbon with a flourish late last year.
This time around, her headband style is simple.
Sitting atop her perfectly primped tresses, Kate generally opts for a more voluminous look when it comes to the accessory, with bands that are either big or high.
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Kate's headband designed by Jane Taylor was all kinds of chic at the November 2018 Armistice commemorations. (Image: Getty)
A Jane Taylor fan through and through, this design was the perfect cherry on top of a very fashionable ensemble for the royal as she attended a church service in January. (Image: Getty)
This burgundy design was fittingly festive as Kate stepped out to greet fans on Christmas morning. (Image: Getty)
We won't lie - the above headbands worn by the royal are by no means within our price range.
But lucky for us, the tried and true hair styling staple comes in many different variations - and some are as cheap as $5.
Yep, get your Country Road boots out and skedaddle down to your local shopping centre STAT, because Kmart offers a range of headbands nearly identical to Kate's, and you can guarantee you'll be the first of many to rock this winter 2019 trend.
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Kmart Hard Knot Headband, $5, available online here.
It comes in teal too! Available online here.
And a print! Get on board the leopard craze - available online here.
The new headbands have only just been released in Kmart stores, but if you're a fellow fashionista, you'll know that these bad boys will sell out really quick given its moment right now.
And if you are late to the party, there are some other uber chic styles at a slightly higher price point, but are guaranteed to be worth the splurge.
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Morgan & Taylor satin headband, $39, available from The Iconic.
Mimco Axis Headband, $39, available online here.
And let's not forget the humble headband's origins stem right back to our own primary school days
So, if you've got any mini-fashion fanatics in your life, there's plenty of Kate-esque styles on the market that'll have them feeling like a princess in no time.
See our favourite picks below:
Bonds boho headband, $8.95, available online here.
Shein plain twist headband, $5.95, available online here.

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