Princess Beatrice Just Copied Kate Middleton With a Fabulous All-Gray Look (and a $36 Zara Vest That’s Still in Stock)

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Wearing head-to-toe gray is trending, this we know. But when Princess Beatrice paired a Zara vest ($36) with a gray wool skirt (also from Zara, but since sold out) to attend a Valentine’s lunch earlier this month at the Ivy in London, we felt inspired. We also couldn’t help but notice the similarities to a look worn by Kate Middleton just last fall.

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The good news first: Yes, the Zara vest is still very much in stock. As Beatrice did, pairing it with a white button-down (Bea chose this crease-free number from Me+Em) and a gray bottom—skirt or trouser—looks smart, sophisticated and on-trend.

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Even better news: Intentional or not, we love how closely Bea’s luncheon look mirrors one worn by Kate to an engagement in honor of Ukraine at the Vsi Razom Community Hub last fall. Was Beatrice nodding to the Princess of Wales, who is currently out of commission and recuperating from abdominal surgery until after Easter? Perhaps. Regardless—like Kate—she’s certainly giving us a style lesson on the sartorial power of head-to-toe gray.

Interested in replicating Bea’s royal ensemble? We pulled the three key pieces you’ll need together below to make it a breeze to shop her look.

zara soft knit vest

The exact fit that Bea wore for $36—you can’t go wrong.

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Massimo Dutti

It’s not the same skirt worn by Bea, but it’s a pretty close (and still just as chic) match.

cuyana balloon sleeve shirt

Voluminous sleeves FTW.

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