Find a pair of pumps that lets you match the royals, without spending your entire clothing budget. Our less expensive picks are just as lovely as the pricier pumps.
Yesterday, at the Commonwealth Day Services in London, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle decided to make a bold fashion move and wear matching shoes. With all eyes on the royals' (and future royal's) sartorial choices, they knew that their twinning footwear was bound to be noticed. Stepping out in nearly identical pairs of blue suede pumps and coordinated coats, some speculated that they were in fact wearing the same shoes. As it turns out, Markle's shoes are reportedly Manolo Blahniks and Middleton's are by Gianvito Rossi—but either pair will set you back at least $600. Luckily, you can still get the look without breaking the bank. The three pairs below let you twin with the royals, even if you don't have the royal expense account.
I.N.C. Women's Zitah Pointed Toe Pumps
These navy blue suede pumps look just like the more expensive versions worn by the royals, but for just $70, they're much more affordable. And if you decide that blue isn't your color after all, this pair also comes in blush or black-and-white stripes.
To buy: $70; macys.com.
Vince Camuto Kemira Pointy Toe Pump
A slightly brighter take on Markle and Middleton's navy blue heels, the lower kitten heel makes this pair extremely wearable. These are practical enough to wear to work, and you won't need to take them off when you head to dinner afterwards.
To buy: $99; nordstrom.com.
Blake 12-Hour Pump
They're called 12-hour pumps for a reason: this supportive set of heels comes with an injected insole for heel stability, comfort pods at the sole, and added arch support. Plus, if you get hot running from meeting to meeting, the breathable synthetic lining will help you keep your cool.
To buy: $118; bananarepublic.com.