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Jul 8

Style Icons – Kate Middleton

Category: News,Shoe Love,Style Icons,Trends

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now well into their North American tour, image after image floods the Internet documenting every step they take. The one thing everyone wants to know is what is she wearing. With her favoured high street retailers mixed in alongside designer labels, what Kate wears is becoming a hot topic amongst the masses.

Here at Upper Street we’ve been literally following Kate’s every step with a close eye on her chosen footwear. It’s evident that she opts for classics and is clearly not afraid to recycle her growing collection of shoes.

So far Kate has favoured two pairs of heels – neutral LK Bennett platform pumps and a navy Prada stiletto. A pair of red Hobbs pumps have also made one appearance and are sure to make another before the tour ends – maybe she read our blog post, Three Shoes You Must Have before she jetted off!

We love Kate’s classic choices but thought it would be fun to come up with a few designs to bring that bespoke Upper Street touch to her looks…

Triple strap leather d’Orsay, Embellished strappy satin sandal

To compliment Kate’s Roland Mouret dress, Smythe one button blazer and Mulberry Polly Push Lock bag we would have added these elegant triple strap navy leather d’Orsay heels. We love the addition of the maple leaf brooch that Kate added to her purple Issa dress – a pair of navy satin stappy sandals with a touch of sparkle would have completed the look beautifully.

Camel snake court, Nude patent peep toe

To pick out the contrasting waist panel on Kate’s By Malene Birger Bullet dress, we’ve chosen a pair of camel snake platforms with tonal asymmetric panels. The stunning navy Erdem lace dress is perfect for pairing with neutral heels – we love these glossy nude patent peep toes.

Leather d’Orsay platform, Suede bow sandal

The famous Reiss engagement portrait dress came along for the tour, topped off by a maple leaf fascinator and an Anya Hindmarch Clutch. We adore red hued heels but we’d have loved to have seen this paired with some d’Orsay platforms with an ankle strap. To wear with the second Erdem dress, Kate opted for her favourite nude pumps but we’d have gone for a little colour blocking here. She could have swapped the clutch for a tonal blue one and stepped into these stunning scarlet suede bow sandals.

Do you think of Kate as a style icon and which of her looks from the tour so far have been your favourite?

Upper Street shoes come in a huge range of sizes from the petite 33 (UK 1.5) to the generous 43 (UK 10) with 4 width fittings. We also offer free alterations to fit and we’re so confident that you’ll love your final design that we’ll refund you if you don’t!

To book an appointment in our London Studio, email iloveshoes@upperstreet.com or call us on 0845 680 9365.

If you can’t make it the studio but still want to see our full range of luxurious materials, visit our Upper Street Swatch Store.Whether you’d like to experience the richness of our suedes, feel the silken quality of our sumptuous Italian satins or visualise our glossy patents as a shoe, you can order as many swatches as you want!

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Image Source: InStyle, StyleJunkee, MarieClaire, NadineJolie, Zimbio

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