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Frugal Kate Middleton Recycles Dress and Clutch from 2012 (Photos)

Kate Middleton is just like the rest of us when it comes to saving on her style. The Duchess was spotted recycling one of her old looks from 2012 which includes the same Orla Kiely dress, clutch, and even shoes at the offices and projects of Only Connect in London, England on Tuesday afternoon.

I was pretty certain that I was seeing double when I looked at our pics of the Duchess, as we’ve got the exact same pictures of her from when she visited Oxford in February of 2012. Even her hairstyle looks the same!

And while I do applaud her efforts in being a practical “frugilista” here, I will say this: Kate Middleton is our generation’s style icon, and sometimes it would be nice to see her wear something different and fashion-forward, even during public outings like this one. Even if she absolutely loves her dress (and we all do have our closet favorites), she could have at least switched things up by wearing a different clutch or pair of shoes. You can still be creative even when you’re fashionably frugal.

Check out our photos below and let us know what you think!

  • Kate Middleton 1 of 7
    PicMonkey Collage

    Kate in 2012, and Kate today.

  • With Her Prince 2 of 7
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit the offices and projects of Only Connect in London

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, visit the offices and projects of Only Connect in London.

  • Same Coat 3 of 7
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit the offices and projects of Only Connect in London

    It looks like Kate loves to recycle her style.

  • Hair 4 of 7
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit the offices and projects of Only Connect in London

    Even her hair style looks the same.

  • Clutch 5 of 7
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge seen arriving at the offices of Only Connect, the crime prevention charity,  in London

    The clutch is pretty cute.

  • Brown 6 of 7
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge seen arriving at the offices of Only Connect, the crime prevention charity,  in London

    That's a lot of brown there, Kate.

  • Tell Us Your Thoughts 7 of 7
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge seen arriving at the offices of Only Connect, the crime prevention charity,  in London

    What do you think of the Duchess' style here?

Photos via PacificCoastNews.com/PRPhotos.com

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