28 Sep 2020
 

Duchess of Cambridge brings back 13-year-old coat and switches to casuals for #RoyalVisitIreland

Today was the second day of Royal Visit Ireland, and saw Prince William and Kate head out to the countryside. The Duchess wore a combination of new and old – including a coat we thought had probably been thrown out! – and some nods to her Irish hosts.

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We were surprised to see the Duchess in a Reiss Olivia coat, dating back about 13 years! The cream piece features an off centre zip, three pairs of buttons that narrow in placement width as they reach the waist, and a distinct shawl collar. On the bodice are panels of diagonal seam detailing; there are slit pockets along the seams of the flared skirt. As you can imagine, this sold out a *very* long time ago!

Due to the zip, button and collar combination, it is difficult to match, but this is similar.

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Duchess Kate repeats a Reiss coat from her pre-Royal days (British Embassy photos)

Reiss ‘Olivia’ coat

Underneath, Kate wore her Equipment polka dot blouse seen back in September 2019. The simple shirt is made of a silk blend and features two chest flap pockets, and relaxed fit. Get one here, reduced to £161, or full price here. Try this for a copy Kate, or this for those with bigger budgets.

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Equipment Slim Signature polka-dot washed-silk shirt

The Duchess chose a pair of jeans from Zara, the Premium High Waist Revolve Black jeans, which cost just £29.99. In a skinny fit with high waist, the jeans are easily replicated. Get the original here or try these and these to match the look.

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Zara Premium High Waist Revolve Black jeans

She chose new boots from Russell and Bromley, ‘Date night’. These boots have a squared toe, block heel and are made of suede – very simple but hugely versatile!. Get them for £225 here. Try this or this as a match.

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Russell and Bromley Date Night boots

Catherine wore new earrings from Daniella Draper, the ‘Mini Cupid Hoops With Baby Shamrock Charms’. Made of sterling silver, these hoops are not perfect circles, and end in a pointed tip, like an arrow head; they have shamrock dangle charms, the national symbol of Ireland. Costing £120 they are available here, and in other charm styles too.

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Daniella Draper Mini Cupid Hoops With Baby Shamrock Charms

Heading to the countryside, the Duchess changed into a new jacket from Dubarry, the ‘Friel Utility Jacket’, costing £299. With a waxed feed, the coat features four flap pockets to the front, a funnel collar and a self belt. It is quite similar to other jackets Kate owns, but Dubarry is an Irish brand, which might explain the duplicate..

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Dubarry Friel Utility Jacket

Beneath, Kate wore a Barbour x Alexa Chung ‘Bella’ oversized shirt. The blouse has a ruffle collar with bow, and ruffles on the shoulder seam, running across the chest and upper back, too. It is oversized, and costs £99. It is sold out but view here; try this for a similar feel.

We are not a fan of this piece, and we are almost surprised to see it on the tour! Kate sticks to more classic styles, so this was a curve ball for her.

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Barbour x Alexa Chung ‘Bella’ oversized shirt

She switched into her more practical Penelope Chilvers riding boots with tassels. Get a pair here (conker brown) for £475 or in black here.

Duchess Kate wears her Penelope Chilvers tassel boots whist visiting a research farm in County Meath, Ireland (Kensington Palace)

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Penelope Chilvers long tassel boot

 

Copy her look here:

Thanks for the blouse ID @japenese_ginger, boots @middletonmaven, jacket Caroline Parr, @katesroyalcloset for the jeans

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