Kate Middleton Wore This Quintessentially Fall Trend With the Jeans TikTok Declared Dead

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Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

There's so much to break down about this latest look from Kate Middleton, like the fact that she's worn those See by Chloe combat boots since 2019. But that's not even in the top two of the facets that stand out the most, as she's wearing one trend that's been declared dead with another that's about to blow up.

The royal swapped her business-chic staples for more down-to-earth ones while visiting the Alexandra Park Sports Hub in Scotland. There, she met with young scouts and learned about their efforts to raise awareness about climate change. For the outing, Middleton relied on some tried-and-true pieces for being out in the wild: a black turtleneck, black skinny jeans (gasp), her go-to lace-up combat boots, and last but certainly not least, a quilted vest from Ganni.

That quilted vest Middleton is wearing has become an unlikely hero of fall 2021 — not just because of this recent sighting, but also because it's exceptionally comfy and really, really cute. Oprah, who just featured a similar style on her Favorite Things list for 2021, and supermodels like Bella Hadid have also shown a liking for these puffy, textured toppers. Her exact vest Ganni is sold out (no surprise there!), but this one from Barbour, another one of her go-to brands, looks nearly identical.

And TikTok may have said skinny jeans were out, but Middleton keeps making a strong case for the classic denim cut by tucking it into her boots. And honestly, that's not something you can do with many other jean silhouettes. While the younger generation is all about the flares, it's clear that established celebs (and royalty) aren't being influenced.

If you want in on the trend that's on the uptick, scoop up some of the best quilted vests below. For skinnies, you're on you're own.

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Fuinloth Quilted Vest
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$28 (Originally $36); amazon.com

Barbour Betty Quilted Vest
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$130; nordstrom.com

Ganni Quilted Recycled Jacket
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$375; nordstrom.com

Longking Lightweight Zip Quilted Vest
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$24 (Originally $36); amazon.com

Bernardo Neoprene Quilted Vest
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Ne People Reversible Quilted Vest
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Vero Moda Front Snap Quilted Vest
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$89; nordstrom.com

Amazon Essentials Lightweight Water Resistant Packable Down Vest
Shop now: $29; amazon.com

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