How Does Kate Middleton Create New Looks With Recycled Outfits?

As we all know, Kate Middleton always looks nothing less than spectacular! Whether she is attending a glamorous event or is simply enjoying some down time with her children and Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge never fails to look perfectly put together.

Designers all over the world would consider it quite an honor for Kate to wear their labels, especially in front of the camera, and she certainly has the option to wear something new every time she walks out the door. However, the Duchess is known for recycling some of her best, most well-liked outfits, and somehow she manages to pull off a fresh look each time. So, how exactly is it that Kate Middleton creates brand new looks with recycled outfits?

Some of Kate’s best repeat outfits

Some of the best outfits are the ones that the Duchess of Cambridge has worn on more than one occasion! We have seen her stunning green Catherine Walker coat more than once, in 2017 and again a year later. She also wore a blue lace Seraphine dress more than one time, and looked amazing while doing it! One of our favorite recycled looks of Kate’s is one that she has worn not twice, but three times. She first wore her bright pink coat by the brand Mulberry on an official visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City back in 2014. We saw it again in 2015, and we saw her wear it one more time in January 2018.

Why does Kate recycle her outfits?

Many royal fans may wonder why Kate chooses to rely on her tried and true favorites. It could be that she simply likes the specific pieces and feels comfortable wearing them time and again. Perhaps Prince William has given her some sweet and loving compliments on certain looks, so those are the ones that she likes to repeat! Whatever the reason is, we are certainly glad that the Duchess chooses to recycle her outfits, as it makes her more relatable, and gives us a reason to adore her even more!

How does Kate manage to give a fresh update to a recycled outfit?

One of the most notable things about Kate is that when she wears a specific outfit for a second or third time, she never looks like she is repeating a look from head to toe. It sometimes even takes most people a few minutes to come to the realization that they have seen that specific piece of clothing in the past. So, how does Kate do it? Sometimes it is as simple as wearing a completely different hairstyle than she did before. Or, Kate will change up her jewelry, creating an entirely different effect that she did previously.

She will often accessorize differently

Kate Middleton
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In order to take the focus off of the fact that she is wearing an outfit for the second (or third) time, Kate will often accessorize much differently than the first time she wore it. Some of her tricks include wearing different hats, carrying a different purse, or switching from sheer pantyhose to black tights. The simple changes bring a different perspective to pieces that Kate has debuted in the past, making it seem as it is the very first time she has pulled the outfit from her closet. She is an expert at creating new looks, and everything she wears seems to make an incredible statement! 

It is no secret that Kate Middleton is one of the best-dressed members of the royal family. Everything she wears sells out almost instantly, and fans go to great lengths to recreate her looks. Whether Kate chooses to wear an outfit once or multiple times, we can always count on her to look absolutely amazing every time!