Kate Middleton Does Preppy Perfectly In a Blue Tweed Blazer

So. Here. For. This.

  • Kate Middleton wore a blue tweed set by New Zealand designer Rebecca Taylor for a video call with teachers to mark Children's Mental Health Week.
  • The Duchess of Cambridge first wore the blazer for a visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital in February 2017.

I don't know about you, but Kate Middleton's Zoom wardrobe has been much more impressive than my own, which basically consists of leggings, loungewear and slippers on high rotation. By contrast, for her latest virtual engagements, the Duchess has repped some serious designer looks and has even dipped into the archives to rewear some of our all-time favorite outfits.

To refresh your memory, last month Kate wore her chic red tartan Emilia Wickstead number once more to celebrate Burns Night. And, of course, who could forget the recent revivals of both her iconic Gucci pussy-bow blouse and pink M&S trouser suit?

Here to deliver another example of how to outfit repeat like a pro is Kate with her blue tweed blazer by New Zealand designer Rebecca Taylor, which Kate just recycled for a video call with teachers from a school in County Durham to mark Children's Mental Health Week. (If you're looking to add a little tweed to your life, we found a similar Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket reduced to $190 from an initial price of $475 here.)

In the call, the Duchess wears a preppy collared blazer and Missoma drop earrings as she asks the teachers a series of "quick-fire questions" about how they've been taking care of their own mental health over the last few months.

Kensington Palace shared footage of the chat on Instagram with the caption, "What an inspiring group of teachers! Although it's Children's Mental Health Week, it's hugely important we ensure our teachers are supported as well. @_Place2Be have been champions of mental health in schools across the UK and continue to provide support to those facing challenges throughout lockdown."

So when did Kate last wear the look, you ask? Well, cast your mind back to 2017, when the Duchess visited Evelina London Children's Hospital wearing the blazer with a matching skirt and black pumps:

catherine, duchess of cambridge aka kate middleton wears a blue tweed set

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Kate accessorized the preppy set with her iconic sapphire engagement ring and drop earrings in the same royal blue hue:

catherine, duchess of cambridge aka kate middleton wears a blue tweed set

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Love a good outfit repeat.

Natasha Harding
Natasha Harding

Natasha is the Fashion Editor here at Cosmopolitan.com/UK. When she’s not busy online shopping or scouring Instagram for the latest trends, you can likely find her binge-watching series like ‘Teen Wolf’ or ‘Shadowhunters’.