It’s been a busy day for the Duchess of Cambridge, first visiting a school in London to launch Children's Mental Health week wearing her red Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit, before heading to the Guild of Health Writers Conference with Prince William this evening.
Kate opted for another skirt suit for her second engagement, this time by Oscar de la Renta.
Whilst Kate has worn Oscar de la Renta before in the form of earrings, this is the first occasion she has donned a collection piece by the fashion house of the Dominican-American designer.
The wool-blend separates are from Oscar de la Renta's ready-to-wear Fall/Winter 2015 line - the maiden collection of Peter Copping, Oscar’s handpicked successor.
The silhouette of the jacket is consistent with Kate's prim style. It has all the features she loves such as a pointed collar, button-up front and a pleating flared hem. The designer describes the colour as 'ultraviolet'. The tailored peplum jacket retailed for US$2,190 before being reduced to US$1,095 at Moda Operandi.
The matching full pleated skirt features a full shape with box pleating. The flared skirt retailed for US$1,290 before being reduced to US$491 at Moda Operandi.
Several readers have suggested the Duchess may have worn the suit for the Queen's Pre-Christmas luncheon.
Kate complemented the suit with the same pieces from earlier today and added opaque stockings.
She accessorized with her beloved black suede Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch and Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' pumps.
A closer look at the Mappin & Webb Empress Drop Earrings.
And finally her trusty timepiece, the Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Mitchell Brook Primary School in London today for the Place2Be 'Big Assembly' to launch Children’s Mental Health Week.
The Duchess looked elegant in a favourite red suit by Italian designer Luisa Spagnoli.
The separates have been worn by the Duchess on a number of occasions. Kate first wore the suit when she and Prince William returned to St Andrews University, where the couple met, in February 2011. She then packed the outfit for the royal tour of New Zealand in April 2014. We saw it again for her appointment as patron of the RAF Air Cadets following the Queen's Christmas luncheon in 2015.
The two-piece consists of a peplum jacket accented with black buttons and a black velour bow belt. In 2014, Kate converted the dress to a skirt to have the hem lengthened.
Kate accessorized the set with familiar pieces:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry took part in a training session for the London Marathon in partnership with their mental health initiative Heads Together.
The royal trio joined 150 runners at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park who are taking part in the Marathon and fundraising for the eight Heads Together charity partners.
Kate kept warm in a red puffer style jacket.
She debuted the Perfect Moment Mini Duvet quilted down ski jacket (US$450). The contoured jacket by the French brand features navy elbow patches and black ribbed cuffs, as well as a magnetic flap over the upper part of the front zipper. The nylon exterior is lined with goose down.
Kate teamed the vivid red jacket with a black turtleneck top and black skinny jeans.
It's believed she is wearing the Zara Body Curve Jeggings (US$35.90)
Kate also premiered a new pair of black running shoes.
MiddletonMaven identified them as the New Balance x SB Exclusive Sneakers (US$145). Sweaty Betty have teamed up with New Balance for an exclusive collaboration. Available only in Sweaty Betty stores and online, this exclusive sneaker mixes fashion-forward prints with New Balance's technical sneakers. The colour is described as 'MAJORELLE GARDEN PRINT BLACK.'
We also noticed some new bling! Kate wore round pavé diamond stud earrings which bear a striking resemblance to her Asprey 167 Button Pendant Necklace.
The London based jeweler confirmed the Duchess wore their 167 button earrings.
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