Can you believe that Kate Middleton has come under fire for – gosh, horror – wearing the same clothes more than once?
People are saying that as a future Queen she should have a new frock every time she steps out the door. Ridiculous. And those same people would be the ones throwing their two cents in if she did have a throw-away mentality to her wardrobe.
Here’s what I think.
She’s doing the right thing. Times are tight all around the world. Flaunting an unlimited clothes budget doesn’t endear you to the general public who put feeding their kids ahead of a new frock.
And I’m a big believer in bringing out a cocktail dress or a business outfit “from the vault” and slightly updating my look by adding a statement necklace or a new jacket. I get to re-live that feeling that I had when I first wore that outfit.
This is smart wardrobing at its ethical and sustainable best – and I think Kate’s clever enough to realise that.
This concept of recessionista chic first evolved at the start of the GFC three years ago. It became not only acceptable to re-cycle what you have in your wardrobe, it’s expected that you do so.
Except it seems if you are the Duchess of Cambridge?
What do you think? Should Kate re-cycle her frocks? Do you like bringing out something from “the vault”?