Starting April 10, Kate Middleton and Prince William will travel to India and Bhutan on an official visit — and all eyes will certainly be on the Duchess of Cambridge’s style.
While we expect Middleton to stay fairly classic in the shoe department, this is a trip where she could certainly take some risks with color.
Kate Middleton Steps Out In Prada Pumps To Open Clothing Store
The Duchess, who wore mostly Jimmy Choo pumps last fall, has experimented with more brands in the early months of 2016, wearing Rupert Sanderson several times and Prada too.
Read on for our seven shoe picks for seven special events during the trip.
Day 1, April 10, India — Dinner with Bollywood stars
Bright colors are key in Bollywood, and this Manolo Blahnik kitten heel is just the right height for some serious dancing.
Manolo Blahnik<br />Carolyne laser-cut slingback pumps in red.Courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
Day 2, April 11, India — Garden party celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday
Middleton, who has worn wedges on many occasions, could choose this rope-adorned style fit for a garden party.
Aquazzura Alexia raffia-trimmed leather wedge.Courtesy of Net-a-porter.com
Day 3, April 12, India — Watching music and dance performances to celebrate Assamese New Year
Standout hues will again be key to celebrate Assamese culture, and this yellow python pair of peep-toe sandals would be fitting for a princess.
Rupert Sanderson Jewel rainbow peep-toe sandals.Courtesy of brand.
Day 4, April 13, India — Game drive at Kaziranga National Park
While the athletically-minded Duchess only wears sneakers occasionally, this Adidas trainer would be a good choice for India.
Adidas Gymbreaker Bounce trainer.Courtesy of Footlocker.com
Day 5, April 14, Bhutan — Private audience with King and Queen of Bhutan and visit to temple
No shoes allowed in the temple, so this elegant easy on, easy off patent block heel from Ferragamo would be a good pick for Kate.
Salvatore Ferragamo Vara patent pumps in navy.Courtesy of brand.
Day 6, April 15, Bhutan — Reception for British nationals in Bhutan
Kate’s go-to pump of choice is often Jimmy Choo, and this nude pair would work well for a formal reception.
Jimmy Choo Abel pump in nude.Courtesy of brand.
Day 7, April 16, India — Visit to the Taj Mahal
Kate’s late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, was a beloved figure in India and she visited the Taj Mahal on a trip in 1992. She wore purple pumps while sitting on a bench in the Taj Mahal garden. It would be fitting for the Duchess of Cambridge to pay homage to Diana’s style during her own visit.
Prada suede pumps in purple.Courtesy of Nordstrom.
Princess Diana sitting outside the Taj Mahal in 1992.