The 55 Times Kate Middleton Nailed the Casual Look

Her mountain climbing outfit is somehow just as chic as her more formal ensembles.

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She's a fashion icon at every event, but the Duchess of Cambridge is often out and about in easy-to-wear outfits that prove sometimes all you need to look put together is a blazer and a comfy pair of wedges.

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Kate Middleton Casual Outfits
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Tennis Outfit

January 17, 2018 —  For a visit to the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative at Bond Primary School in London, Kate wore in white with her go-to and .

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Red Puffer Jacket

November 22, 2017 — Kate dropped by the Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham to see the work of the Coach Core program wearing all-black skinny jeans, a turtleneck and . While her red puffer jacket has long since sold out, this is only $125.

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Tuxedo Sweats

October 31, 2017 — A little baby bump wasn't going to stop the Duchess of Cambridge from participating in a tennis lesson for charity. Kate showed up to the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton on Tuesday wearing perhaps her most casual look yet  a , and . 

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Nautical Stripes

July 20, 2017 — Kate laced up her favorite for a walk through Heidelberg's historic center wearing jeans and a Breton striped t-shirt.


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Yellow Lace

July 20, 2017 — For a tour of the German city of Heidelberg, Kate returned to two of her go-to fashion choices by wearing a yellow lace dress by with a $60 pair of beige espadrille wedges from . While those sold out a long time ago, these are on sale for just $59.

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Bold Reds

July 19, 2017 — The Duchess wore one of her trendiest looks yet at a garden party at the British ambassador's house in Berlin in honor of the Queen's birthday. The bright is already sold out, but can be found online still in a  (for $976, though). For accessories, Kate wore  (also sold out, but a is still on sale) and a beige pair of the wavy she wore last week to the Natural History Museum.

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Pretty in Pale Blue

July 13, 2017  The Duchess of Cambridge wore a light blue Preen dress by Thornton Bregazzi (that's already sold out) with a small purple box clutch to the unveiling of the blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum in London. She paired the vintage-inspired look with an unexpected pair of with wavy suede straps.

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Perfect Polka Dots

July 3, 2017 — The Duchess showed off her new haircut by wearing a black and white polka dot Dolce & Gabbana dress at Wimbledon. You can from the designers for (wait for it ...) $1,500 or go with this  that's $20 on Amazon. 

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Little Tweed Dress

June 29, 2017 — Kate took a break from her go-to British designers to wear a black tweed Gucci dress to the opening of the new Exhibition Road section at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She complemented the red trim with a matching clutch,  and a sturdy pair of . While the Duchess's Gucci dress is already sold-out on , the same style is available in a different color at (but with a $2,700 price tag).

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Nautical Cool

June 16, 2017 — The Duchess kept things perfectly nautical during a marine-themed roadshow hosted by 1851 Trust. She wore a tailored white blazer from Zara and cropped sailor pants from  (which are sold out, but you can find a similar style ). She completed her look with a pair of tweed heels, also from . 


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Garden Greens

May 22, 2017 Just days after her sister Pippa's wedding, the Duchess was back to her royal duties at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. Fittingly, she wore a green silk dress with a white flower pattern on it by Rochas, which is already sold out everywhere we looked.

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Kate Middleton re-wearing Zara pants and boots.
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Country Classics

May 3, 2017 While visiting Farms for City Children in Gloucestershire, Kate wore a khaki jacket with her trusty Penelope Chilvers boots and a pair of Zara jeans that you may recognize from her 2016 trip to India with Prince William. The are still on sale — but probably not for long.

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White Kicks

April 19, 2017 — Dressed down in jeans and a striped pullover, the Duchess laced up her favorite  for a reception honoring London Marathon runners. The race is benefiting the young royals' mental health campaign, Heads Together, this year.

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Cub Scout Chic

December 14, 2016 — For her Cub Scout meeting, Kate kept it casual with a gray polo neck jumper, olive green jeans and brown suede, knee-high boots. Her only accessory ... a cub scout scarf.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Racing Ready

May 20, 2016 — Kate changed into racing duds and running shoes to join Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, for a day out on the water in Portsmouth, England.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Geometric But Still Romantic

May 16, 2016 — For the launch of the Heads Together campaign, Kate paired a printed midi-skirt and white blouse with a simple black clutch.

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Outdoor Ensemble

April 15, 2016 — Kate wore a pair of Penelope Chilvers boots that she's owned for over 10 years to hike up to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger's Nest monastery, during a week-long tour of India and Bhutan. The rest of her outfit included a pair of jeans, a deep green vest from , and a .

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Pretty in Pink

April 13, 2016 — Earlier on her trip to India and Bhutan, the Duchess chose a pink floral dress with black details from Topshop to visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Panbari reserve forest in Kaziranga to feed baby elephants.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Safari Chic

April 13, 2016 — As she and Will prepared to leave on a safari in India's Kaziranga National Park, the Duchess wore a polka dot button-down, dark skinny jeans and an embroidered scarf.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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To the Maxi

April 12, 2016 — Kate paired a lace-up printed maxi dress by with a simple pair of nude flats for her visit to a centre run by the charity Salaam Baalak that provides aid to homeless children in New Delhi.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Prints Charming

April 10, 2016 — The future queen showed off her cricket skills at Mumbai's recreation ground, the Oval Maidan, wearing a dress by , a popular Indian designer, and beige wedges from .

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Cold Weather Wear

March 3, 2016 — The Duke and Duchess shared this personal vacation photo of themselves in ski gear while enjoying a short winter getaway in the French Alps.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Tennis Gear

February 24, 2016 — Kate wore sneakers and track pants to take part in a tennis workshop with Andy Murray's mother Judy at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Rock Climbing Threads

November 20, 2015 — On a visit to North Wales, the Duke and Duchess wore matching red jackets to go rock climbing at the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Nice and Nautical

July 26, 2015 — Kate wore a practical pair of with skinny jeans and an athletic pullover to the America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth, England.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Breton Stripes

June 14, 2015 — The Duchess doesn't just wear boat shoes to nautical events—at this polo match she paired them with skinny jeans and a Breton strip shirt.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Spring Fling

May 2, 2015 — After giving birth to Princess Charlotte, Kate wore a custom Jenny Packham dress in a pale yellow buttercup print with beige heels.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Winter Wear

January 15, 2015 — While pregnant with Princess Charlotte, Kate wore this patterned black shift to officially name The Clore Art Room at Barlby Primary School.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing casual clothes.
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Double-Breasted Blazer

July 28, 2014 — Kate wore a double-breasted blazer with skinny jeans and Stuart Weitzman cork wedges to watch a hockey match at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre during the 20th Commonwealth Games.

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