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Kate Middleton was sharply suited for the inaugural meeting of her Business Taskforce for Early Childhood in London today. The royal’s new organization aims to change how society can support children during their early years.
While arriving to International HQ of Natwest and RBS on Tuesday morning, the Princess of Wales wore an ivory blazer by Alexander McQueen. Her business-worthy outerwear featured pointed lapels and long sleeves, layered over a matching silky white blouse. Black skinny-fit slacks sharply completed her outfit.
Middleton opted to smoothly accessorize her look with a buckled leather belt and small textured gold hoop earrings, as well as a famed diamond and sapphire engagement ring from Prince William — originally belonging to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
For footwear, Middleton opted for a set of Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ pumps in black suede. Her style, taking a curved D’Orsay silhouette, featured smooth black suede leather uppers with triangular toes and closed counters. Stiletto heels totaling at least 4 inches in height finished the pair with a sleek height boost, streamlining Middleton’s outfit with its height, neutral tone and open silhouette.
The style is a staple wardrobe shoe, utilizing a similar base as the classic pointed-toe pump; similar styles regularly appear in new collections from a range of brands, including Marc Fisher, Sam Edelman, Nine West and Kurt Geiger.
When it comes to shoes, Middleton wears pointed-toe pumps so often that they’ve become her style signature, which she frequently sources from Emmy London, Jimmy Choo and Stuart Weitzman. Her go-to style is Gianvito Rossi’s 105 pumps, which she owns in five colors. In addition to her royal rotation of heels, the duchess also wears affordable sneakers from New Balance, Adidas, Superga and Zara on and off duty.
PHOTOS: Discover Kate Middleton’s chic style moments throughout the years in the gallery.
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