Kate Middleton Keeps It Casual-Chic For Her Latest Outing—Here’s How to Get the Look
Kate Middleton knows how to switch up the vibe of an outfit in an instant. Take, for example, her wardrobe change between two royal engagements yesterday.
After an afternoon at Ark Open Farm in Northern Ireland, where she spoke about her Early Years Foundation Five Big Questions Survey and played with farm animals (including, strangely, a snake), the 38-year-old Duchess of Cambridge headed over to Scotland for a cuppa and some conversation.
While traipsing about the farm, Middleton sported an olive-green Barbour defense waxed jacket ($450), a cashmere turtleneck, skinny jeans and the same Penelope Chilvers long-tassled boots ($616) she donned on her first outing back from maternity leave with Prince Louis. She paired the look with the same UFO gold drop earrings that she sported during her royal tour of Pakistan last October.
For her visit to Social Bite café in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the Countess of Strathearn (fun fact: that’s her royal title in Scotland) swapped out her boots and jacket to reveal another smart casual look.
Middleton traded her Barbour jacket for the sleek (and long sold-out) Delaney coat by Reiss, which she also wore during a 2013 engagement. She kept her skinny jeans, Pure Collection cornflower blue cashmere turtleneck ($175) and earrings the same and swapped her riding boots for Russell and Bromley Fallon dry ankle boots ($385). It’s not clear what brand her jeans are, but the Joe’s Flawless Charlie skinnies ($169; $99) are a close match and they’re on sale.
The countess’s outfit seems like the ultimate coffee date look and honestly, we might just try and recreate it for work tomorrow.
Aside from modeling a great casual-chic look, Middleton met with Aberdeen locals to discuss her Early Childhood survey, which now has more than 200,000 participants. She actively sought to speak with Social Bite employees, volunteers and customers who have lived through homelessness to learn how their experiences in early life impacted them. According to the Kensington Palace Instagram, “Social Bite runs social enterprise cafés across Scotland and distributes food and hot drinks to people experiencing homelessness.”
Now that’s a worthy cause and a news-worthy outfit.