Don't call it a comeback, but Kate Middleton's return from maternity leave has proven to be well worth the wait from a fashion perspective. She already reminded us of she's the OG when it comes to rewearing clothes like a pro (this lilac Emilia Wickstead look proves it), and now we've got our eyes on the perfect autumn shoe trend she wore during a night at the museum… one that could be attributed to her new pal-in-the-palace, Meghan Markle.
Attending an event at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (where she serves as a patron), Middleton was all about new-season fabrics in her checked Erdem dress and velvet Jimmy Choo shoes. The eagle-eyed/royal fanatics out there will recall that Meghan first brought velvet courts into regal circles when she chose a pair of rust-coloured Manolo Blahniks to wear with a green skirt and oatmeal wrap coat back in March 2017. I wonder they go shoe-shopping together?
Anyway, velvet pumps are one of my favourite trends of the season, and luckily, there are tons of designers offering versions in every colour of the rainbow. From more afforable iterations to investment-worthy Christian Louboutins, scroll down to shop the trend in every colour.
In the spirit of coffee klatches, knitting circles and maybe even stitch ’n’ bitches comes the Hermès Carré Club, a travelling event aimed at bringing local scarves—and their friends—together under one roof. Carré, French for “squ