The Royal Tour: Kate Gets Back to Basics in Her Favorite Casual Outfit

04/11/2014 at 11:16 AM ET

Kate Middleton New Zealand tourEPA/Landovr

Prince William has his uniform — the red tunic of the Irish guard — and Kate has hers.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, for a day of sailing wearing a Breton-style top, navy blazer, skinny jeans and platform wedges, her favorite casual ensemble. (And it brought her luck: She beat her husband in a yacht sailing race!)

We’ve seen the royal wear this look several times before, including during the Royal Tour of Canada in 2011, the London Olympics in 2012 and at one of her first post-baby appearances last year.

RELATED PHOTOS: All things Royal Tour (including cute Prince George photos!) right here

On this occasion, instead of her oft-worn single-button Smythe blazer, Kate switched things up a bit in a double-breasted jacket with gold buttons from Zara. Want to buy one? Sorry, it’s sold out, as is the striped scoop neck top from British brand Me + Em.

The good news: You can still buy her beloved Stuart Weitzman “Corkswoon” wedges. (The bad news: They’ll set you back $398.)

Tomorrow the Duke and Duchess will preside over the opening of the Avantidrome cycling center in Hamilton. The forecast for calls for a break in the rain and sunny skies, which might mean that we’ll see Kate in one of the bright dresses from New Zealand-born designer Emilia Wickstead’s spring collection.

Do you love the Duchess’s “uniform?” Wish she’d mix it up more? Tell us below!

–Bronwyn Barnes

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Smithy on

Great figure. Yeesh.

Pam on

She’s gorgeous and is such a class act.

Kate on

If it ain’t broken….she always looks smokin’ hot in this outfit.

Me on

Love her style but come on, really? Even an everyday Joe would not go on a big trip abroad with the world watching and wear an old tired although true outfit. Makes no sense at all. He role is to be a Princess what’s wrong with dressing like one? IF we want to see ordinary clothes repeated we can look on the street.

carecara on

Nice , but time to change it up a bit …..

Jean on

I like her a lot, but she’s too skinny!

jsd081 on

Dang she has a nice set of legs.

JM on

Sorry Kate – I’m tired of the skinny jeans. They look more appropriate for a club or casual. I just think they don’t look appropriate for royal outings – along with wearing sky-high platform wedges.

AJ on

She is lovely of course, but I am so ready to see something a little fresher from her!

Connie on

Just looked through all the photos on People and both she and Prince William look like a thoroughly happy couple. I think she always looks great and her outfit was perfect for sailing. Prince William deserves a happy marriage and life. All the best to them.

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