Is this Kate Middleton’s new uniform? Duchess combines tonal sweaters and jacket with dark pants

The Duchess of Cambridge relies on a uniform of tonal sweaters with matching jackets and dark trousers to put together a ‘polished’ look with ease, stylists have revealed.

Kate, 39, wore a matching £299 pink coat and £75 turtleneck sweater, both from Hobbs, tailored trousers and suede pumps for the outing to Nower Hill High School in Harrow on Wednesday.

The outfit is an example of the formula approach the Duchess has taken in recent months. She has donned a colorful sweater with a tonal jacket and darker pants on four recent engagements.

Speaking to FEMAIL, stylists explained that this “scientific” use of color allows for outfits that are polished yet easy to mix and match or pull together, making them ideal for a busy mom of three.

The Duchess of Cambridge relies on a uniform of tonal sweaters with matching jackets and dark trousers to put together a ‘polished’ look with ease, stylists have revealed. Kate, 39, wore a matching £299 pink coat and £75 turtleneck sweater, both from Hobbs, tailored trousers and suede pumps for the outing to Nower Hill High School in Harrow on Wednesday, pictured

In March, Kate visited a school in East London today to promote a mental health program for children.  The mum of three cut a stylish figure when she paired a bright pink jumper with a £389 blush coat from Max and Co

On several recent outings, Kate Middleton has opted for a colorful knit and jacket with neutral navy pants

In March, Kate visited a school in East London today to promote a mental health program for children. The mum of three cut a stylish figure when she paired a bright pink jumper with a £389 blush coat from Max and Co (left). Right, for an Earthshot Prize event in October, Kate dusted off an emerald green Erdem coat and paired the statement piece with a fitted lime green sweater

Stylist Hannah Eichler said FEMAIL’s color coding could be “quite scientific”, adding: “Kate is a big fan of monochromatic styling, often creating combinations of jackets and knitwear in tonal hues to ensure that she always looks neat.

“Buying clothes in color families is an easy way to create a hard-working wardrobe – your pieces will always match and be easy to mix and match.”

She continued, “Whether you’re prepping the night before or throwing together outfits at the last minute, color coding has become the way to look good right away.

This is certainly not a new styling trick in the royal family – the Queen has long favored wearing color families, often matching her coat with her hat and bag.

“The trick to color coding is actually quite scientific – it’s all about looking at color spectra, choosing linear hues that fit together in the same family.

“With a busy journal like Kate’s, it’s also space-saving for travel, as she can pack a monochromatic selection of clothes that fit together seamlessly.

“The trick is to look for clothes that are a variation of the same shade, for example combining magenta pink with baby pink or bottle green with emerald.”

Meanwhile, stylist Rochelle White revealed that dressing in this ‘uniform’ kept things ‘simple yet effective’ for Kate, saying, ‘This formula is the easiest way to polish and put together a look. Such a style of clothing can appear confident and convey elegance, refined, effortless smoothness.

In September Kate wore a cream Reiss 'Larsson' double-breasted twill blazer worth £285 and a white 'Binky' blouse from Jane costing £440, for a visit to RAF Brize Norton

In September Kate wore a cream Reiss ‘Larsson’ double-breasted twill blazer worth £285 and a white ‘Binky’ blouse from Jane costing £440, for a visit to RAF Brize Norton

“I feel like Kate knows that and wants to be fashionably sophisticated while on the go.

“By keeping a focus on harmonizing colors, tonal dressing uses texture to add interest and depth to outfits.”

She continued: ‘I feel that for this fall/winter season, Kate has chosen to wear simple yet effective clothes.

“Her looks over the past few outings and engagements have been pretty uniform, but she’s mixed it up with colors and accessories.

“I think she’s aware that the media focuses on her outfits and to keep the focus on what she’s doing/attending she likes to keep it simple.

In May, Kate looked elegant in a £380 polka-dot Tory Burch blouse, tonal navy jacket and wide-leg trousers as she joined William in Wolverhampton at three community organizations helping children and young people with their mental health

In May, Kate looked elegant in a £380 polka-dot Tory Burch blouse, tonal navy jacket and wide-leg trousers as she joined William in Wolverhampton at three community organizations helping children and young people with their mental health

“Keeping the simple black pants allows it to be dressed up and adapted to any event.”

The royal’s first outing in her new dress code took place earlier this year when she attended a school in London.

In March, Kate visited a school in East London today to promote a mental health program for children.

The mum of three cut a stylish figure when she paired a bright pink jumper with a £389 blush coat from Max and Co.

She completed her outfit with a £130 high-waisted Jigsaw trousers, which she first wore on a visit to the Henry Fawcett Childrens Center in Lambeth in 2019.

She replicated the look in May when she went to Wolverhampton with the Duke.

Berry nice!  The most recent example was this pink-on-pink look from a Wednesday outing in London

During the visit, the Duchess took part in a science class studying neuroscience and the importance of early childhood development

Berry nice! The most recent example was this pink-on-pink look from a Wednesday outing in London

On the occasion, Kate looked elegant in a £380 polka dot Tory Burch blouse, a navy blue jacket and wide-leg trousers, as she joined William at three community organizations helping children and young people with their mental health.

In September, she showed the uniform was here to stay by donning a similar outfit when she returned to the royal service after the summer.

The 39-year-old mother of three wore a cream Reiss ‘Larsson’ double-breasted twill blazer worth £285 and a white ‘Binky’ blouse from Jane costing £440, which she accompanied with a £440 Tusting ‘Holly’ 295 mini bag.

And she donned a similar outfit when she joined Prince William at Kew Gardens for an educational event related to his Earthshot Prize initiative.

Dusting off an emerald green Erdem coat last worn for the outing in 2016, the royal paired the statement piece with a fitted lime green short sleeve jumper and black wide-leg pants.

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