The duchess re-wears her purple sweater, scarf and black flats during a shopping trip

By Alison Schwartz
Updated August 12, 2011 04:20 PM
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Purple may be the color of royalty, but what’s more noble than the hue of Duchess Catherine‘s sweater? The fact that she’s already been photographed wearing it.

On a shopping trip to a Wilkinson home goods store Monday, Kate (once again) recycled the regal sweater, pairing it with a patterned scarf and black flats.

And it was déjé vu: She was spotted wearing a nearly identical ensemble Aug. 1, when she was leaving a Tesco supermarket in North Wales. The only difference: The color of her skinny jeans, which were a darker denim the second time around.

This low-key look wasn’t the first time she recycled one of her favorite fashions from her wardrobe. Just last month, she re-wore a green silk Diane von Furstenberg dress for a yacht party – the same number she rocked at an event in L.A..

The next day, she once again kept her look low-maintenance when she stepped out in a cream-colored coat for Zara Phillips’s wedding – the same outerwear she sported to Laura Parker Bowles’s wedding in 2006.