Kate Middleton Wore the Unexpected Flat-Shoe Trend Anna Wintour Also Loves

Kate Middleton's Belize tour outfits on her Caribbean royal tour

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have embarked on an eight-day royal tour of the Caribbean, which will include stops in Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. On Sunday, Prince William and Kate Middleton paid a visit to the small Belizean town of Hopkins. For the excursion, Middleton wore a royal blue dress by Tory Burch, which echoed the colors of Belize's flag. 

For a walk on the beach to meet with marine conservationists, Middleton changed out of her platform wedges into espadrille flats by Stella McCartney. We rarely see the duchess wearing flats (that aren't sneakers), so her shoe choice immediately piqued my interest. As it happens, another infamous heel lover, Anna Wintour, also wears white espadrille flats when she wants a break from stilettos. Scroll down to see how both women style the same trend, and see every outfit from Kate Middleton's new royal tour. 

How Kate Middleton Wears Flat Espadrilles

Kate Middleton's Belize tour outfits on her Caribbean royal tour

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On Kate Middleton: Tory Burch dress; Stella McCartney shoes; Ray-Ban RB4221 Sunglasses ($155); Sézane earrings

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On Kate Middleton: Ray-Ban RB4221 Sunglasses ($155)

How Anna Wintour Wears the Shoe Trend

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Shop Flat Espadrilles

These also come in four other cute colorways. 

These definitely look more expensive than $35. 

Kate Middleton owns this brand's espadrille wedges. 

These will go with anything in your closet. 

You simply can't beat this $18 price tag. 

I suddenly need espadrille sneakers. 

See the Rest of Kate Middleton's Caribbean Tour Outfits

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On Kate Middleton: Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses ($163); Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers ($65)

It doesn't get any more classic than Ray-Ban Wayfarers. 

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I own these sneakers and can attest to how comfortable they are. 

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