Kate Middleton could wear something new every day. She has the means. She is the Duchess of Cambridge, and a bona fide celebrity—and lord knows there have been many celebs who have a wear once-and-done policy when it comes to the outfits they wear in public.
But not Kate. Nope, she’s just like us. At least, when it comes to wearing her clothes more than once.
It’s inspiring to see Kate return to her wardrobe again and again and keep coming up with unique looks for the same pieces.
Here is definitive proof, in the form of 18 photos, that Kate Middleton is just like us. And that’s why we love her.
Definitive proof that Kate Middleton is a normal human being who wears clothing more than once
Trusty blazerA good blazer is a must have for any woman (or man for that matter). Kate aced the nautical look in her navy Smythe one-button blazer and light blue Stella McCartney dress (both of which you'll be seeing more of in this gallery) at the 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon in August, 2012.Getty
Shirt and jeans ftwThe Duchess went back to the one-button blazer a year later at an event in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in October, 2013, this time pairing it with a striped shirt. A great match.Getty
Sartorial soloHere she is again in 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery, letting that light blue Stella McCartney dress shine on its own.Getty
This old thing?Kate's red, pleated Alexander McQueen skirt is a memorable piece, but that doesn't keep it from her rotation. She wore it at Buckingham Palace in February, 2014, accentuating the statement skirt with some black pumps and a simple clutch. Getty
A Holiday favAnd because it's red, it also works at Christmas! Here she is at a holiday party in December, 2015, employing a similar clutch for a festive yet simple look.Getty
A hat changes everythingAnd here she is arriving at the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in the same piece, this time adding some flourishes with a hat, bow and tartan clutch. Adorable!Getty
PermasmileIn 2014, we saw our style idol in this midnight blue Jenny Packham evening gown, with her hair down, a big statement necklace on and, of course, that big Kate Middleton smile on her face—and we loved it.Getty
Bad hair days are for other peopleAnd guess what, we loved it just as much when she wore it again in New York, this time with her hair up and matching bracelet and earrings.Getty
Made for date nightIn 2012, Kate and Prince Charles went on a double date with her in-laws to an art gallery in London. She opted for this super cute, grey pleated motif dress from fashion designer Orla Keily's autumn/winter 2011 collection.Getty
Or any nightThen she wore it again to meet children and mentors at a community event in October, 2015. Benevolent, stylish and fashion thrifty in the best possible way.Getty
The paparazzi pleaserAttending a premier for War Horse in January of 2012, Kate stole the spotlight in this floor-length lace, Temperley gown. This is how Royalty does sexy, with a ton of class.Getty
Better the second time aroundNot even a full calendar year later in November of 2012, the Duchess of Cambridge brought the same gown out for a dinner at the University of St. Andrews. If she can do it—and can she ever!?—then so can you.Getty
Valentine's Day for oneKate flew solo on Valentine's Day in 2012 in this brown Hobbs Celeste coat and, wouldn't you know it, looked just fine without a Prince on her arm. A black turtleneck, black leggings and black shoes keep it simple and elegant.Getty
Single breasted, double dutyThe following spring, Kate resurfaced the overcoat for visit to Grimsby, this time opting for some skin above and below, proving the coat to be as versatile as her own fashion sense.Getty
That's right, ZaraWhen packing for a vacation, choosing items that can do double duty is crucial. When Kate went to New Zealand in April, 2014, she brought along this double-breasted Zara blazer, which she wore first with a striped shirt.Getty
Sometimes you gotta pack lightThen, a few days later, she pulled it out again, this time pairing it with a button-up underneath. Practical, affordable, sensational.Getty
Duchess in redKate looks absolutely smashing in red. She wore this tailored red Lisa Spagnoli coat and skirt combo at the University of St Andrews with her hubby on a windy day in 2011.Getty
Royally recycledAnd then she wore the two together again on her 2014 trip to New Zealand and Australia.Getty