Whether it’s through her stunning sapphire engagement ring or a floral print dress that symbolizes remembrance, Kate Middleton is constantly keeping the memory of Princess Diana alive with her style choices — and her latest winter look is no exception.
During her recent royal tour of Scandinavia, the Duchess perfectly recreated one of her late mother-in-law’s favorite '90s looks. Earlier this week, Middleton donned a red-and-white houndstooth coat, which bore a strong resemblance a Moschino jacket Princess Diana wore on several different occasions. Middleton even accessorized her ensemble with pearl drop earrings and black gloves — a look the Princess of Wales had popularized. However, Middleton did add her own spin on the look by pairing it with a burgundy Chanel purse and matching heels.
Princess Di was first spotted in this checkered look heading to a church service in Sandringham in December 1990. She paired the topper with a matching black-and-white houndstooth skirt, black turtleneck, and a fabulous hat.
She also wore the same jacket during a royal tour of Canada in 1991 — and again in 1992 during a visit to Portsmouth where she received The Freedom of the City. However, for the third appearance, Princess Diana amped up the jacket by replacing its black-and-white collar detailing with an all black fabric instead.
Hmmm, where have we seen a royal outfit repeater before? Oh, that's right! Middleton just so happens to love recycling her chic outfits as well — and why wouldn't she?! Like Princess Diana, Middleton's wardrobe is full of royally fab outfits that are constantly giving us fashion inspo. Just as Diana did, the mother-of-two (soon to be three!) also shares the gift of being able to make an outfit look like she's wearing it for the first time, no matter how many times she's worn it before.
Hopefully we'll also see this gorgeous red coat again too. *Fingers crossed*
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