Kate Middleton Recycles From Her Own Chic Closet

01/11/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Kate Middleton Recycles From Her Own Chic Closet

Whether it’s for her own official engagement pictures or just another social event in her busy schedule, Kate Middleton doesn’t have to look far when it comes to finding the perfect outfit–she simply recycles something from her oh-so-chic closet, adds some new accessories and voila…a new princess-to-be look is born. It’s a very royal trend (Princess Diana was known to mix and match old and new pieces and Princess Anne is quite famous for her frugal approach to fashion), so it’s entirely fitting that Middleton, who will marry into the British royal family in just a few months, should adopt the recession-friendly trend herself. And we have to say, the 29-year-old does it very well. Accompanying her fiancé, Prince William, to a friend’s wedding in the UK on Saturday, she recycled one of her much-loved ISSA black dresses (from the label’s Spring/Summer 2007 collection no less), which she had previously worn to Prince William’s cousin, Peter Phillips’ wedding in 2008. Worn underneath a current season velvet dress coat from independent London label Libélula, the outfit was topped off with a structural feathered beret and a glowing smile. A smart choice, in more ways than one. –Monique Jessen


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Jon on

I like The PHOTO, good for her!

Jon on

Good luck!

NM on

I HATE hats!

Natalie on

She’s a smart girl who doesn’t try to keep up with every trend–which in my opion, shows that she is comfortable with herself and classy. Go Kate!

nicole on

i love hats, and she is awesome. she will be an awesome Princess.

Jon on

I liked reading Brad Womack’s new Bachelor Blog, and it was nice of Ali & Roberto to help him out when he did The Rose Ceremony!

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon on

Actually in the picture the dress looks more navy blue than black. She looks lovely though and good for her for recycling instead of buying something new.

KH on

In other news, I’ve owned the pants I’m wearing for something like 5 years. Can you write a story about me now?

Kelly on

You missed the purple shoes! So cute!

Holly on

For the love of God, enough is enough about this girl. No one and I mean NO one with a brain really cares what she does.

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