The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted attending the Only Connect charity event held in North London yesterday. Tongues wagged as soon as the royal stepped out in an outfit that was all too familiar. You see, Kate wore the same ensemble in February of last year.
Kate Middleton made an appearance at Rose Hill School in Oxford, England, on February 21, 2012
The brown patterned frock from Orla Kiely (a dress that sold out in minutes), was very hard to miss. And while celebrities who repeat outfits usually wear them with different accessories the second time around, Kate wore hers with the same shoes and clutch.
We highly doubt it was a frugal move on her part. We think she was simply being herself. The outfit was probably something she felt was perfect for the occasion, so why not wear it again?
The Duchess of Cambridge at the Only Connect charity event in London on November 19, 2013
If you look at these pictures without reading the captions, you will hardly be able to tell which photos are from what year because she looks exactly the same in all of them.
She even wore the same pair of stockings and the same hairstyle! Do you think you’ll be able to spot a difference (save for the background, of course)?
A closer look at Kate Middleton’s brown ankle booties
Now, on to Kate’s shoes. Can you guess which label those ankle boots are from?
Yes, they’re from Aquatalia by Marvin K. — one of her favorite brands. Called the “Royalty,” they feature genuine suede leather uppers detailed with buckles and stretchy panels that allow the shafts to fit snugly around your ankles. We actually understand why Kate loves wearing boots from Aquatalia. They’re elegant and classic, and they fit narrow calves best.
Kate’s shoes are in espresso. If you wish to take a closer look at these shoes, you can check them out at Amazon. These boots are also available in smooth black and brown calf leather. They’re a bit pricey, though, so be ready to splurge.
Aquatalia by Marvin K. Royalty Boots, $475 at Amazon