Kate Middleton definitely plays favorites. No, not with her children (that we know of) but with her shoes. She's nothing if not reliable when it comes to her footwear choices for different kinds of occasions. Yes, she'll sometimes throw us for a loop and introduce a new brand or different color into the mix, but overall, her outfits follow certain formulas.
For instance, she loves to color-coordinate her shoes. If she's wearing a green dress, she'll either go matchy-matchy and choose shoes in the exact same hue, or she'll do a tonal look by selecting shoes in a different shade of the same color family. In the same vein, she also likes to match her accessories to her shoes, so if she has a black bag and belt, you can pretty much guess what color her shoes will be. Scroll down to see and shop the rest of Middleton's favorite shoes to wear with dresses.
1. Color-Coordinated Pointy Pumps
When in doubt, go with color-coordinated shoes like Kate Middleton always does. She either goes for a full monochrome look or chooses shoes in a slightly different shade than her dress for a cool tonal look.
Sarah Jessica Parker Fawn Pointed Toe Dress Pumps ($272)
Wear these with a green dress à la Middleton.
On Middleton: Preen dress; Gianvito Rossi shoes
Jessica Simpson Pheona Pumps ($39)
Hurry: This great sale price is calling your name.
On Middleton: Catherine Walker coat; Jimmy Choo shoes
Sam Edelman Jordyn Pumps ($130)
So practical, so classic.
On Middleton: Needle and Thread dress; Gianvito Rossi pumps
Gianvito Rossi 70 Suede Pumps ($675)
If you want to invest in a designer version, this is your best bet.
2. Tan Wedges
Kate Middleton's favorite shoes to wear with more casual dresses are undoubtedly her Castañer tan wedges. Specifically, she always wears them with floral short-sleeve midi dresses. She owns versions by Sandro, L.K.Bennett, and others.
On Middleton: Castañer Carina Espadrilles ($119); Catherine Zoraida earrings
Castañer Carina 80 Metallic Canvas Wedge Espadrilles ($175)
Middleton's favorite wedge brand is a foolproof purchase.
On Kate Middleton: Sandro dress; Castañer Carina Espadrilles ($119)
Castañer Carina 80 Canvas Wedge Espadrilles ($135)
The shoes come in a variety of colors both neutral and bright.
On Middleton: L.K.Bennett dress; Castañer Carina Espadrilles ($119); Mulberry bag
Castañer Carina 60 Canvas Wedge Espadrilles ($135)
Another perfect option.
Castañer Chiara 100 Canvas Wedge Espadrilles ($44)
These pink ones are on sale just in time for spring.
3. Lace-Up Ankle Boots
Middleton also loves to wear ankle boots with dresses and tights. These L.K.Bennett boots are one of her newest additions, and we have a feeling she'll get plenty of use out of them.
On Middleton: L.K.Bennett Mollie Boots
Treasure & Bond Gram Lace-Up Booties ($60)
These will go with everything from jeans to dresses.
On Middleton: Eponine London dress; L.K.Bennett Mollie Boots
Vince Falco Lace-Up Suede Ankle Boots ($395)
Yes, you can wear these well into spring and summer.
4. Knee-High Boots
For chillier weather, the Duchess of Cambridge's outfit formula is simple: midi dress and coat of the same length plus knee-high suede boots. If it ain't broke, why fix it?
On Middleton: Hobbs coat; Zara dress; Stuart Weitzman boots
Vince Camuto Kreesell Knee High Boots ($120)
Hurry: These are 50% off right now.
On Middleton: Sportmax coat; Michael Kors dress; Manu Atelier bag; Stuart Weitzman boots
Marc Fisher Zadia Boots ($179)
Emulate Middleton and wear these with your favorite midi dress.
Vince Casper Suede Knee Boots ($615)
You can always rely on Vince for well-made basics that will last forever.
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