You can always rely on a class act like Kate Middleton to prove that investing in a timeless wardrobe staple is just plain sensible – it’ll pair with everything, it’ll never go out of style. That is, after all, how the “thrifty Kate” moniker came about; the Duchess of Cambridge is known for repeating outfits, making old look new again every time.
Her latest act of sartorial recycling featured a tartan coat dress from Alexander McQueen while she was visiting Dundee, Scotland. Middleton has already been spotted wearing this gorgeous item of outerwear in November 2012 and December 2013. And why wouldn’t she? Despite her unrivaled access to the biggest designer names, she knows that some things will always look good.
What makes this look so enduring is more than just its rich emerald hue – the structured cut and impeccable tailoring stand the test of time as well. The duchess styled her coat dress similarly to how she had in 2013, switching from boots to pumps and more opaque tights. Can we just say it? Neither Kate nor the coat look like they’ve aged a day.