It’s August, which means that hardly any of the royals are currently willing to leave the house — although Kate went to church with the rest of the royals on Sunday, in an outing for which I could not get the pics, such as they were. This downtime, however, is the best time for Kate Watchers to take stock of what she’s done so far this year, and attempt to answer the perennial question: Are we on a more fashion-forward trend?

Seeing all of her looks in one fell swoop illuminated a few things for me: (a) I think the answer above is a qualified yes (please note, I mean more fashion-forward, not fashion-foreward, full stop), (b) we’re definitely seeing more patterns this year than previous ones, and (c) oh my god she loves Alexander McQueen so much.