A lot can be said about the Duchess of Cambridge’s style. Over the course of her relationship with Prince William, her fashion choices have been eagerly watched around the globe.
Just recently at Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, Kate made a subtle tribute to Philip’s marriage to the Queen by wearing a pearl necklace she’d previously donned for the couple’s 70th anniversary. While in the most recent candid portrait of the duchess, she included a nod to her mother-in-law by wearing a red sweater over a white pie-crust collar – a wardrobe staple of Diana’s.
Aside from jewellery from the Royal Collection and designer brands, with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Erdem and Emilia Wickstead among her favourites, Kate is also known for being a fan of high street finds.
During a royal engagement at School21 in Stratford, the queen of high-low dressing opted for a scalloped-hem Boden jumper, while on a recent video call with student nurses, she wore a surprisingly affordable gemstone necklace.
Aside from her wardrobe and collection of bling, her footwear collection has also caused a stir, with her thrifty £29.50 M&S trainers becoming an instant sell-out. But she’s also known to be a huge fan of Italian footwear brand Superga, frequently wearing the brand’s cotu trainers for more casual engagements.
Kate’s been spotted in the classic trainers multiple times, debuting her white pair during her visit to Victoria, Canada, with William, before wearing the same shoe in khaki while gardening at the Chelsea Flower Show.
The famous treads are also steeped in royal history, with Princess Diana also a fan of the design, having worn a navy blue pair during her visit to Angola with the British Red Cross in 1997.
If you’re searching for a royal-approved pair of trainers to rock this spring, you’ll be glad to hear the brand currently has a whopping sale on. To help you decide which design to go for, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite styles from Superga.
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Superga 2750 cotu classic: Was £55, now £38.50, Superga.co.uk
The 2750 cotu classic design is the exact one loved by Kate Middleton and Princess Diana, and we can see why. Made from a breathable canvas upper, this timeless style has been in production since 1911 and is the brand’s staple shoe. What’s more, it’s certified vegan and cruelty-free.
As proven by the royals, these are as versatile as a shoe gets and will go with just about everything in your wardrobe, from wide-leg trousers to midi skirts. The design is available in a range of colourways, with the majority also having 30 per cent off. If it were us though, we’d opt for this white pair, because you simply cannot go wrong with the clean lines of this sneaker.
Superga 2790 linea up down: Was £60, now £30, Superga.co.uk
The classic 2750 style has been redesigned and we’re obsessed. If you’re looking for a little extra height, we love the look of these flatform trainers, which currently have a whopping 50 per cent off.
They are also made from premium cotton canvas and feature a rubber sole. The brand advises that you size down in its flatform designs.
Superga 2843 sport club S: Was £75, now £52.50, Superga.co.uk
If you’re looking for a leather style over canvas, these are the trainers for you. Paying homage to the brand’s athletic history, these are made from soft leather and are designed to give your wardrobe a sporty luxe look. The same design is also on sale in black (£37.50, Superga.co.uk) with a whopping 50 per cent discount.
Superga 2730 cotcotmetu: Was £65, now £45.50, Superga.co.uk
This is another shoe that offers a slightly more elevated look to an outfit, thanks to the flatform design and metallic stripe on the side and heel. Made with the brand’s signature cotton canvas, we expect these will be both comfortable and breathable. The perfect statement tread for spring and summer.
Superga 2390 cotu: Was £55, now £22, Superga.co.uk
There’s a whopping 60 per cent off this pair of trainers. Merging the brand’s military heritage with modern streetwear style, this is an ideal choice if you’re looking for a straight-out-the-box pair of treads. If green isn’t your colour of choice, the design is also available in white.
For more royal-approved style picks, read our ultimate guide to Kate Middleton’s favourite high street brands
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