When Kate Middleton stepped out on July 10 for celebrations marking the centenary of the Royal Air Force, all I could think of was that she looked absolutely lovely in her powder blue Alexander McQueen coat. Accessorized with a matching fascinator, white clutch, and diamond earrings, her ensemble was every bit as polished as what we’ve come to expect from the Duchess of Cambridge. Her Royal Air Force Dacre brooch, a gold, diamond, and ruby design gifted to her by the RAF upon her appointment as an honorary air commandant, was the perfect finishing touch to the look on such a momentous day.
But that isn’t the only perfect accessory the duchess chose for this important occasion. She also went back to an old faithful when it comes to footwear. While Kate is known for her love of suede heels, it struck me that she has worn this particular pair with some of her best outfits to date, proving that neutral pumps deserve a place in every woman’s wardrobe – and it even looks like Meghan Markle agrees. Ahead, get a closer look at the duchess’s chic ensemble, then shop similar neural heels for yourself.