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The Shoe Fashion Influence of Kate Middleton

Has anybody heard about a wedding in Britain?

Diamond TiaraApparently there’s a royal wedding going on later this month involving Prince William and the beautiful Kate Middleton. People are following their every move. Actually the Daily Mail has been hitting it out of the park covering the royal wedding. It’s a great source for anything and everything royal wedding if you’re inclined to follow along.

Recently the Daily Mail had an article about the fashion influence Kate is having. She’s been having a huge influence on the purchasing decisions of women around the world. The princess will probably be in the spotlight for the rest of her life and as a result she’s going to lead the way for some fashion trends if she so chooses.

From The Kate effect: Her impact on fashion is huge (and she’s not even a princess yet!)

When Kate Middleton wore a Burberry trench coat last week, designer Christopher Bailey — the brains behind the label — must have been rubbing his hands with glee.

For within hours of her appearance, the trench coat had sold out across the country…


Kate’s fashion influence became clear as far back as 2007 when a dress she wore for her 25th birthday (a £40 Topshop tunic) sold out within 24 hours.

So Kate is now a huge influence on the fashion world.

I thought we could take a look at a few of her shoe choices and see how they can work for your wardrobe in 2011.

Kate Middleton Shoes

You’ll have to click on the links to view the pics of Kate’s shoes on the Daily Mail…

Fun Purple Heels

As we learned back in January, purple shoes are a hot trend in 2011. Kate isn’t missing out on this trend. Check out the photo of her wearing some cute purple shoes. They look pretty stylish and would work with lots of outfits.

Bandolino Purple Heels

Bandolino You Give Me Purple

Shop: Bandolino You Give Me in Purple

These purple heels from Bandolino have a soft suede upper with little ruffles across the vamp for a little extra fashion touch. They’re comfortable and they fit right in with the hot purple trend of 2011.

Casual Sneakers

Here’s a picture of Kate taking a casual stroll through a lawn. Just a casual outfit with casual sneakers. They look super comfortable. Everybody has their favorite pair of sneakers.

PF Flyers Center Lo

PF Flyers Center Lo Purple

Shop: PF Flyers Center Lo

Check out these classic design sneakers from PF Flyers. These have been the ultimate comfort sneaker for decades. You’ll be sure to be comfortable anywhere you go this summer if you have your favorite pair of sneakers on. They even have a little dash of purple as a tip of the hat to the above trend.

Black Heel Boots

Black boots are always in style. Kate was wearing some great looking black boots with heels. I think the photo is from this past winter. They go perfectly with her red outfit. Black boots even with heels make a great addition to a lot of casual and dress styles. Pay attention around August and September later this year and the new collections will be hitting the street.

Sofft Vondra Boot

Sofft Vondra Boot

Shop: Sofft Vondra Boot

Get these before they’re sold out for the year. We’re heading into summer, but there are still a few occasions where these black boots from Sofft will work. Check them out or wait until a little later in the year for the new styles to come out.

Riding Boots

Over in Europe they seem to love horseback riding. I’ve never played a game of polo, but the riders always have their riding boots on for function. The good part is the boots also look great as a fashion element. Check out Kate in her riding boots.

Frye Dorado Riding Boots

Frye Dorado Riding Boot

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These riding boots from Frye have the same classic style as the ones Kate is wearing above. They make a great addition to the sporty casual look if you’re wanting to stand out a bit. Or perhaps you do some riding yourself? If so these would be great.

Classic Black Heel

We finish with the classic black suede heel. These are a staple for any shoe collection. They go with so many different outfit variations and work well in just about all event occasions. I’m sure Kate has a big collection of these classics.

Steve Madden Bevv

Steve Madden Bevv

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Steve Madden makes great shoes including heels. These updates of the classic black suede heel are a surefire win this year. A great heel with a little platform for extra height.

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