Duchess Kate steps out in her second stylish outfit of the day in Scotland

By Heather Cichowski

Duchess Kate steps out in her second stylish outfit of the day in Scotland

It was another busy day of multiple royal engagements – and an outfit update – for Duchess Kate.

The Duchess of Cambridge made surprise trips to Northern Ireland and Scotland on Feb. 12 as part of her Early Years Foundation's "the 5 big questions on the under 5's" survey, which gives UK parents the chance to share feedback on how the next generation should be brought up. Kate mastered casual chic on a visit to The Ark Open Farm in Newtownards then she tweaked her ensemble to visit the Social Bite cafe in Aberdeen.

Kate in her first stylish look of the day at The Ark Open Farm in Newtownards, Northern Ireland. Photo: © Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

While at the farm, the mom of three donned a khaki green jacket by Barbour with a sky blue turtleneck, black skinny jeans and Penelope Chilvers tall brown tassel boots.

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When the busy duchess stepped out in Aberdeen, she had traded in the more casual jacket for a pastel blue tailored blazer, which complemented her John Lewis Pure Collection sky blue turtleneck. The elegant, tailored jacket had a longer hip length and lovely seaming.

Kate swapped her jacket and boots for something more formal to visit the Social Bite cafe. Photo: © Paul Campbell/Getty Images

Kate, who is known as the Countess of Strathearn while in Scotland, also traded her favourite Penelope Chilvers tall brown boots for a pair of black ankle boots.

What a beauty in blue! Photo: © ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

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Along with the aforementioned blue roll neck, she kept her original black skinny jeans and golden leaf earrings.

When Kate went inside the Social Bite cafe, she removed her new jacket to showcase the sweater's pretty colour.

The duchess took off her jacket inside. Here she is in the kitchen of the Social Bite cafe with founder Alice Thompson. Photo: © ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Kate met up with the cafe's founder, Alice Thompson. She was able to hear about the initiative's focus on homelessness. According to the Social Bite cafe website, the social business began as a sandwich shop in 2012 that gave away profits to aid good causes. It expanded its initiative to employ people who had previously been homeless.

Now, it operates five locations across Scotland and employs 70 people.

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