Kate hit the trading floor in recycled L.K. Bennett power suit

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, may not work in an office, but the royal gave power dressing a try on Wednesday (Dec. 8) and had fashionistas around the world clamouring to up the workplace style ante. Stepping out for an official engagement, the royal recycled a skirt suit that was perfectly on point for the task at hand.


Kate looked chic in the recycled number.

Turning trader for the morning with husband Prince William, Kate revisited a teal L.K. Bennett skirt suit she's worn in the past as she answered phone calls and closed deals at the annual ICP Charity Day in London.

The 33-year-old mom of two had previously worn the suit, which consists of the brand's Davina dress and Jude peplum jacket on a 2012 trip to Leicester as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The peplum detail adds a ladylike touch to the outfit.

As in 2012, Kate paired the look with her black suede Angel shoes from Episode.

Instead of sporting a black leather Alexander McQueen belt, as she did in the past, the style icon cinched her waist with the matching teal belt that originally came with the jacket.

Kate spent the day on the trading floor for charity.

At the engagement, the royal couple were using their best powers of persuasion to help raise cash for a variety of charities, including SkillForce, of which William is patron, and SportsAid and Place2Be, of which Kate is patron.

Among the famous faces who have taken part in the past are Dame Helen Mirren, Gemma Arterton, Damian Lewis, John Major, Jon Snow, Jamie Oliver, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Millie Mackintosh, Barbara Windsor and Craig Revel Horwood.

SkillForce uses ex-service personnel to inspire children to succeed at school. Place2Be supports pupils with mental health issues and SportsAid helps to fund the next generation of sporting stars.

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