Princess Beatrice's Shoe Closet Is Better Than Meghan Markle's — and I'm Not Saying This Lightly
Princess Beatrice might hang out with Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, but her style is on a whole other level. While the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex have to follow a few strict fashion rules, Beatrice is free to wear shorter hemlines and wilder prints — but it's her always stylish and sometimes funky shoes that I love the most.
Over the years, Princess Beatrice has worn every style of shoe imaginable — from the most simple black pumps to rainbow flats and copper heels — and I'd give anything to be allowed to take a closer peek at her collection. (Beatrice, if you're reading this, call me.) While this might not be possible, I have the next best thing: photographic evidence of all her best shoe moments. Read on to see them all, and shop similar pairs to get on her royal level.
The Electric Blue Heels
In June 2018, Beatrice attended the Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party. For the occasion, she wore a white MSGM dress, which she paired with a black box bag and a gorgeous pair of electric blue heels that immediately stole our attention.
Our Pick: Princess Beatrice's Exact Heels
Kurt Geiger London Stratton High Heel Satin Courts ($80, originally $174)
The Silver Sandals
When she attended the Serpentine Summer party, Princess Beatrice wore a fun peacock feather dress designed by Mary Katrantzou. She finished her stylish outfit with silver sandals and a box bag.
The Black Suede Slingbacks
One of Princess Beatrice's most worn pairs of heels are these black suede slingbacks, and it's easy to see why. Not only do they look incredibly chic, they also go with most outfits. In May 2018, she wore them with a classic LBD, a burgundy velvet jacket, and cute box bag.
She also wore them with a purple floral dress.
The Laser-Cut Black Heels
Everyone owns a pair of black heels, and Beatrice found the perfect way of making hers stand out: opting for a laser-cut detailing. In April 2015, she wore them with an all-black outfit.
She did the same in September 2016, this time opting to dress down her outfit with a varsity jacket.
In September 2017, she wore her laser-cut heels with a long-sleeved minidress.
The Gold Heel Detail
Just when we thought we'd never really be able to find a fun pair of neutral pumps, Princess Beatrice found one with a detail that made all the difference: a gold heel.
The Cutout Sandals
For the celebration of Burberry's antibullying movement "Be Cool, Be Nice," Beatrice wore a silk Burberry dress. She paired it with a black coat and a gorgeous pair of Sarah Flint suede heels, which left us with major heart eyes.
The Simple Black Pumps
Every girl needs a simple pair of black pumps, whether you're a princess or not. In February 2018, Beatrice wore hers with a red dress, a black velvet blazer, and a long black coat.
The Velvet Platforms
Back in June 2017, Princess Eugenie stunned everyone in a daring sheer Self-Portrait dress, but it was her velvet platforms that truly made her stand out.
She also wore them with a minidress in October 2017.
Our Pick: The Fix Gabriela Cross-Strap Platform Sandal
The Rainbow Flats
Princess Beatrice doesn't often wear flats — but when she does, she always makes sure that they are extra fun. In May 2017, she opted for a cute pair of silver slip-ons with a rainbow detail, and they still make me smile every time she wears them.
The Glitter Heels
Next time you want to give a little more pizzazz to an all-black outfit, take a page out of Princess Beatrice's book, and finish your look with a pair of glitter heels.
The Bejeweled Heels
Bejeweled heels are a classic, and Princess Beatrice knows it. In 2016, she wore them with a navy dress for an event in New York City, which she attended with her mom.
Our Pick: Manolo Blahnik Velvet Point Toe Pumps
The Suede Pumps With Ankle Strap Detail
While simple pumps are always a great choice to give a polished finish to any outfit, Princess Beatrice also loves heels that have a little something more. When she attended a tennis match in September 2016, she wore a white shirt, blue skirt, and suede pumps with an ankle strap detail.
The Ballet Flats
Ballet flats are a must have, but you certainly don't have to stick to simple designs. Take Princess Beatrice, for example, who owns a pair that features silver toe caps. Not only are they comfortable and practical, they're also fun and a bit different.
The Copper Sandals
Copper might not be the first color you think of when you decide to buy new shoes, but Princess Beatrice took the plunge — and she was right to do so.
Our Pick: Imagine Vince Camuto Metallic Crisscross Strap Sandal
The Lace-Up Heels
Lace-up heels instantly gave an update to Princess Beatrice's all-black outfit in April 2016.
The Suede Boots
A good pair of suede boots should be in every woman's wardrobe. While you can wear them with everything and anything, Princess Beatrice paired them with a cobalt blue coat and black tights when she attended a church service in December 2015.
The Simple Black Slip-Ons
While Princess Beatrice is known for her fun shoe collection, she sometimes prefers to let her clothes shine. Enter: the simple black slip-ons. Comfortable and practical, they go with virtually anything — and they're also a great pair of shoes for when you quickly need to head out the door.
The Buckle Ankle Boots
Even when we think they're gone for good, buckle ankle boots always manage to make a comeback. Back in 2015, Princess Beatrice wore hers on the red carpet, and I've been in love with the style ever since.