Wear your clothes more than once, Kate

Vivienne Westwood gives Kate Middleton some great fashion advice – wear your clothes more than once

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Kate, Duchess of CambridgeKate Middleton should recycle her outfits more, says Dame Vivienne Westwood and Dame Vivienne definitely has a valid point there.

Fashion icon Dame Vivienne Westwood has called on the Duchess of Cambridge to stop buying so many different outfits and instead make more of an effort to be environmentally friendly.

Before her London Fashion Week showcase at the Saatchi Gallery today, Dame Vivienne said that when Kate goes to so much effort to get an outfit that looks good, she should wear it more often.

The designer, who believes in quality over quantity, disapproves of Kate's expansive wardrobe.

She said: "I don't have any advice to her, except I think it would be great if she wore the same clothes over and again, because that's very good for the environment and it would send out a very nice message.

"If you're going to all that trouble to get an outfit that suits you, then you should keep on wearing it.

"I mean you don't have to have a red outfit one day and then something almost the same in blue the next."

But not only the Duchess of Cambridge falls into the trap of buying more clothes that they can wear, or of buying stuff and only wearing it once.

It is not sustainable to continue going this route, and, as said, many others are on the same train. However, someone like the Duchess should be setting an example and doing her bit in this.

I am sure that her father-in-law would agree with such a move as the Prince of Wales is very tuned in to environmental issues.

It is not necessary for any person, even a person in the public eye, to have a new outfit for every new occasion. It is best to learn to buy with the view of mixing and matching and still having a great look but a less filled closet, or ending up tossing item after item aside.

With a little thought any woman (or man for that matter) can look good by buying a number of basic clothes and then mix and match them to fit the occasion.

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