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Kate Middleton’s Heeled Ankle Boots Are Becoming Her Go-To Shoe

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Royal fans were shocked when the Duchess of Cambridge traded her signature pointed pumps for a pair of chunky combat boots a few weeks back, but it seems like her shoe surprises are far from over. Kate Middleton's heeled ankle boots, the latest addition to her growing collection of trendy footwear, pinpointed the ultimate middle ground between elegance and edge. Although she will never completely fly the coop when it comes to incorporating sophisticated style elements into her daily look, she's paying closer attention to of-the-moment trends as her 2019 engagements continue.

Middleton paid a visit to Lavender Primary School in Enfield, England on Feb. 5 in support of Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week 2019. Rather than greeting children and parents in one of her signature neutral ensembles or subtle plaid prints, the duchess arrived sporting one of 2019's most anticipated spring trends: a slime green dress.

Typically, Middleton would have paired her bold outfit choice with a soft nude pump. Fortunately for the fashion world, she decided to take the look in a completely different direction. The mother-of-three kept her legs warm in a pair of opaque, black tights, the perfect match for her suede booties by L.K Bennett.

Middleton's heeled ankle boots are made from a buttery suede material, complete with a rounded toe, a block heel, and silver hardware at the laces, deeming them the ultimate wear-with-everything shoe.

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As Feb. continues, having a a few pieces you can transition into warmer weather is key. That's where Middleton's favorite boots come into play. Although suede is often looked at as a winter-only staple, balancing the booties with tights and a brightly colored sweater dress can make you feel a little more adaptable for the upcoming spring season.

Take a cue from the Duchess of Cambridge and give your feet a well-deserved hiatus from uncomfortable pumps and opt for a block-heeled boot. Although Middleton has proved ankle boots are an ideal companion for dresses, you can also style them casually with your favorite pair of straight-leg jeans that hit just above the ankle, a cozy hoodie, and an oversized blazer.

Ready to add these to the Middleton-inspired section of your closet? Below, shop her latest unforeseen style statement as well as The Zoe Report's round up of similar heeled ankle boots.

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Marissa Black Suede Ankle Boots

$257.61

L.K. Bennett

Stay super cozy by wearing these boots with a pair of wool socks in a fun pattern.

The Ace Lace Up Booties

$495

Freda Salvador

A slight upgrade from a traditional-looking oxford, this shoe features a rich leather, a pointed toe, and a shorter heel.

Dakota Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots

$400

Diane von Furstenberg

Go bold with this all-white pair.

Alice Lace-Up Boot

$175

Vagabond Shoemakers

Vagabond offers up an affordable take on the high-end trend with this neutral bootie.

Becca Brown Suede

$531.76

By Far

Style these brown booties with light-wash denim, a white t-shirt, and a longline sweater.