This is why it’s a big deal that Kate Middleton “recycled” her coat

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But, for the sake of argument, here’s why Kate re-wearing a piece is a valid topic of conversation.

Let’s be real, Kate isn’t just an everyday woman who can wear something and go unnoticed. She’s royalty. Entire sites are devoted to her style because women love her look. She’s following in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who also made headlines for her sartorial choices.

Thanks for that feedback! We hear you on the hed and don't want to come across that way Photo (C) TWITTER
Thanks for that feedback! We hear you on the hed and don’t want to come across that way Photo (C) TWITTER
Today I shocked the world by recycling a dress I wore to work 2 weeks ago and at least 20 times before that. It’s called wearing your clothes.Photo (C) TWITTER
Today I shocked the world by recycling a dress I wore to work 2 weeks ago and at least 20 times before that. It’s called wearing your clothes.Photo (C) TWITTER

Also, there are strict rules to being a royal. Literally, rules that include public displays of affection, wedding bouquets that must include myrtle, and not publicly speaking about politics. They’re not even allowed to eat shellfish. There are also specific fashion rules for royals that include wearing hats for formal events, tiaras tilting at a 45-degree angle, and, yes, there’s even a reason Prince George always wears shorts. Dressing as a royal is intentional, and meaningful in a cultural and historical context.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess arrives at Hornsey Road Children's Centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess arrives at Hornsey Road Children’s Centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE

And while Kate has reportedly spent more than $70,000 on her shopping budget this year, she has a strict rule of refusing to accept free clothes. We can respect that.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess arrives at Hornsey Road Children's Centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess arrives at Hornsey Road Children’s Centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE

Though a $70k clothing budget is nothing to scoff at, when you factor in the amount of events she attends on a weekly basis it’s pretty easy to see how that can add up.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess arrives at Hornsey Road Children's Centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess arrives at Hornsey Road Children’s Centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE

So when we see the duchess wearing an item again, whether it’s a coat or nude heels, we say kudos. If there’s anyone who can get away with (and afford) wearing a new outfit every single day, it’s Middleton. But we see that she chooses not to do that. More importantly: it’s okay to have a positive conversation about a woman with means choosing to maximize her closet.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess arrives at Hornsey Road Children's Centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess arrives at Hornsey Road Children’s Centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE families in the nursery who have benefitted from Hornsey Road Children’s Centre’s support Photo (C) TWITTER KENSINGTON PALACE

And props to any woman who knows what she loves, knows what looks great on her, and will wear it again and again until she gets tired of it.

Source: hellogiggles com

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