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Kate Middleton Wearing Houndstooth Coat and Blue Dress

You'll Love Kate Middleton's Coat — but Wait Until You See What She's Wearing Underneath

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Kate Middleton's signature style may be best described as demure, but the duchess knows exactly how to put an exciting spin on her go-to pieces. Kate stepped out for her royal duties yesterday dressed in a perfectly polished houndstooth coat — a statement-making piece on its own — but in a daring move, Kate paired it with an equally eye-catching dress underneath.

Kate's Reiss coat covered up a colorful pleated Emilia Wickstead dress that she last wore while visiting New Zealand in 2014. Some might shy away from combining busy outerwear with something equally lively underneath, but Kate proved that, with the right proportions and styling, the look doesn't have to feel flashy.

By pairing the combo with a simple Mulberry clutch, drop earrings, and black pumps, Kate allowed her clothes to do all the talking. Read on to see her look, along with a few shopping options, so you can try out this bold combo for yourself!

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