Kate Middleton, she’s just like us! I obviously say this with a wink and a nod, but in some ways, she is. I’m sure she would do lots more “normal girl” stuff if she wasn’t so damn recognizable. But every once in a while, she decides to just go for it, and does something like go shopping at a department by herself while wearing skinny jeans. That’s exactly what she did this week in London, and with the outfit she wore for the occasion, she almost even blends in.
For her rare solo shopping trip, Middleton wore a very Kate Middleton outfit: a wool coat, cable knit sweater, skinny jeans, and Chelsea boots. The boots in question were a pair I instantly recognized, as a fashion editor friend of mine that lives in Brooklyn was wearing a pair when I saw her a few months ago in NYC. She informed me they were Blundstones, and that everyone in New York was wearing them. The word on the street is that they’re incredibly lightweight, comfortable, and durable.
I made a mental note to look them up when I returned home, and sure enough, they’re popular among New Yorkers who appreciate practical, low-key boots that don’t cost a thousand dollars (more like $200). The origins of Blundstone Footwear are in Australia, where they’ve been popular for decades. Clearly, Middleton has caught on, as have many of us across the pond. Scroll to shop her exact boots as well as a few of the brand’s other legendary styles.