Kate Middleton wore a VERY similar version of her spot-on festive outfit a decade agoDecember 8, 2018
KATE Middleton totally nailed festive chic in a stunning red tartan midi skirt earlier this week.
The Duchess of Cambridge embraced the spirit of Christmas in a £1,450 midi skirt from Emilia Wickstead and sophisticated £209 Brora cardigan as she hosted a Christmas party for RAF families at her Kensington Palace home.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked suitably festive as she welcomed RAF families into her Kensington Palace home[/caption]
Looking effortlessly glamorous for the first festive event of the year, the mum-of-three completed her outfit with a pair of chic suede boots and styled her hair in signature loose waves.
However, it now appears that Kate dipped into her style archive when putting together the winning festive ensemble.
Pictured modelling a super similar outfit in January 2008, Kate donned a similar red tartan knee-length skirt and black polo-neck jumper as she pounded the pavements of Chelsea.
In true Noughties style, Kate paired her festive skirt with a smart black blazer and slouchy knee-high boots.
Kate Middleton first rocked this red tartan look as she pounded the pavements of Chelsea in January 2008[/caption]
In true Noughties style, the future Duchess wore her slouchy tan handbag on her elbow instead of slung over her shoulder[/caption]
And completing her ever-so-Noughties ensemble, the future Duchess wore her oversized tan handbag on her elbow instead of slung over her shoulder obvs.
Kate was working as an accessories buyer for fashion brand Jigsaw Junior at the time when she was spotted out and about in the London neighbourhood.
Kate gave this classic outfit a modern update with a button-up cardigan and longer skirt[/caption]
However, the Duchess of Cambridge gave up her role at the British brand when she got engaged to long-term boyfriend Prince William in October 2010.
Recycling the look over a decade later, Kate opted for a longer tartan skirt and button-up cardigan for her spot-on Christmas ensemble.
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