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Kate Middleton’s Black Skinny Jeans Prove Basics Can Look So Elevated

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All eyes were on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Weds. as they introduced the newest royal to the world. In the meantime, Kate Middleton had a rare outfit-change kind of day as she and Prince William visited North Wales. Though maybe not as newsworthy as Meghan Markle's baby debut outfit, Kate Middleton's black skinny jeans moment deserves a mention just the same.

Whether intentional or not (probably not), the Cambridge royals fled the media frenzy that surrounded two-day-old Archie's big reveal. While Markle and Prince Harry posed for hundreds of photos with their newborn son at Windsor Castle, Middleton and Prince William were having a quiet outing in Wales.

They stopped by the neighboring UK country to encourage people to protect the natural environment and to talk about mental health, which Middleton is famously passionate about.

In the duchess' suitcase were all her favorite travel basics: a quilted Barbour jacket, her all-time favorite Penelope Chilvers boots, and black skinny jeans that she ended up wearing all day.

Middleton swapped her chic heeled boots and red statement blazer for a more casual ensemble before walking along Newborough Beach, but those wear-with-anything skinnies stayed.

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Apparently, the simplest pair of black jeans is the only piece you need to transition your outfit from morning meeting to afternoon nature walk. Casual enough to wear with suede boots and a sporty down jacket, yet adaptable enough to pair with your smartest blazer (a tailored twill Philosophy piece with gold-toned buttons, in Middleton's case), the duchess' skinnies are the epitome of versatility.

They're relevant to every season, too. Start sporting them with your booties now and they'll be ready for your slip-on mules come spring. Pair them with a graphic tee and chunky white sneakers over the weekend or wear them with a crisp blazer to your next office meeting.

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The Zoe Report's favorite versions of Middleton's trusty black skinny jeans, ahead.

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ZW Premium Skinny Stay Black Jeans

$50

Zara

Middleton is a regular Zara shopper, just like you. In fact, she probably already has these everyday pants hanging in her closet.

High-Rise Skinny Jeans

$650

SAINT LAURENT

A high-waist fit like this is perfect for tucking your tops into.

Goldie High Rise Skinny Jean

$50

Eloquii

No need to spend a fortune on a wardrobe staple when you have these affordable skinnies to help you achieve the duchess' look.

High Waisted Skinny Jeans

$98

Reformation

Designed with a super-skinny, almost jegging-like, cut, these high-rise jeans will go with those colorful new spring shoes, button-up blouses, and everything in-between.