October 17, 2012 5:02 PM EST
Kate Middleton's Fashion Style Break Down Part 2: LK Bennet Heels, Boring or Signature Classy? [PHOTOS]
In a separate post, we have featured what the experts had to say on The Duchess' hair and clothes and now, it is time to take a look at her shoes and accessory choices for the past few months.
Fashion experts form the USA Today break down every aspect of the Duchess of Cambridge's sense of style. The question is: is she a fashion icon or a mere royal who dresses well?
It is no denying that Kate Middleton is one of today's most fashionable public figures. From her shiny mane to her nude LK Bennet pumps, the Duchess has set a standard for "chic" and "elegant" with her looks. It is no surprise that fashion experts, Arienne Thompson and Olivia Barker, discussed the way Kate has been presenting herself in front of the cameras lately.
How a Princess "Steps-Up"
Kate Middleton loves two styles when it comes to her shoes: pumps and wedges. Her frequent use of her trusty LK Bennett nude pumps has caused mixed reactions from style experts. Some say she has built a signature style, while others say it is a tad boring.
"I look forward to the day when we get to see her in a marvelous stiletto or a trendy peeptoe bootie. At this point, I'll even take a studded flat! Anything to break up the monotony." states USA Today fashion reporter, Arienne Thompson.
Many have wondered what makes the Duchess love the pair so much. Some say it is the simplicity and sophistication it has, while others think that Kate is merely investing on a signature style that will make her seem practical and memorable.
"Audrey is known for her ballet flats; Kate will be ever-connected to her similarly classic pumps. And in both instances, classic does not equal boring. Kate's almond toes are on-trend." says Olivia Barker who compared The Duchess' style choice to Audrey Hepburn's.
View the slideshow to see images of the Duchess wearing her favorite LK Bennett nude heels.