Kate Middleton’s Style: How to Dress Like the Duchess for Less

Kate Middleton has undoubtedly made waves. Catapulted into the spotlight after her marriage to Prince William, Middleton — now known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — has been the picture of grace, charm, and poise. Style-wise, she’s no exception. Whether she’s at a royal engagement or out grocery shopping, Middleton combines designer pieces with retail style to look elegant and young.

While it’s unlikely that the majority of us will be able to regularly afford pieces from Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham, Reiss, and Burberry, have no fear — there are affordable alternatives. Read on to find out more about how to get some of Kate’s recent pieces for less.

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1. Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Pump

Kate’s on her feet a lot, and one of her go-to shoes is the Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon suede pump. She wore them casually at a SportsAid charity event, dressed them up while visiting the Blue Mountains in Australia, and while touring Singapore for a royal appearance. They’re comfortable, versatile, and durable. They’ve got leather lining, a cork platform wedge, and a moderate platform height of 4.5 inch. They’re currently retailing for $398 on Zappos.

For a cooler alternative, check out the Annie Tweet, which retails for approximately $40 and has a peep toe for spring and summer. With a 3 inch heel height, they’re slightly shorter than the Weitzman pump, but offer the same versatile, nautical look. Overstock also offers the Weitzman pump in red patent leather for $238.