Kate Middleton is no stranger to luxurious outerwear.
From her love of Gianvito Rossi to her penchant for McQueen, the Duchess of Cambridge has shown time and time again that opulent outfits can be as dressed up or as dressed down as one likes.
However, that doesn't mean she won't wear an affordable piece.
For Kate Middleton's most affordable looks, she turns to retailers like Zara and J.Crew, regularly mixing high and low pieces to create the perfect outfit. Her high-low approach to dressing was on full display on Monday, February 4 as she wore a Zara red knitted dress (alas, already sold out) under a Hobbs coat for a day of engagements in South Wales.
1. Leopard Print Midi Skirt
Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Cardiff, Wales to attend a class at the Ely and Careau Children's Centre and to speak with the parents about the services the space provides.
For the visit, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear a black turtleneck top and a leopard print pleated skirt from Zara. She wore a pair of Ralph Lauren black boots underneath.
Though Kate's exact skirt is sold out, a similar one can be found in New Look for €14 here.
2. Printed Houndstooth Dress
The first Zara piece Middleton wore in 2020 was this black and white, midi-length flowing dress.
However, like her skirt, it's now sold out.
The dress has a distinct pattern and design with several standout elements like puffed sleeves, and pussy-bow, but we have found excellent dupes at affordable prices.
3. Black Culottes