Princess Beatrice’s Recent Footwear Choice Is Bold and Totally Unexpected

We love the rocker vibe

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Princess Beatrice’s style as of late has felt fresh, experimental and fun. That’s why we were delighted to see her recent choice of boots worn to an event thrown in honor of Global Student Mental Health Week in London: The biker style with buckled straps from Maje felt bold and on-trend (see the look here). The bad news? They’re past season, but we found several near-exact alternatives like this pair from Vince Camuto (on sale for $80).

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Vince Camuto

We love the edginess, but also the fact that—like Bea’s—the heel is flat.

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A similar look, but one that has a bit of a heel.

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Free People

It’s the glossiness of the leather that really makes them sing.

Bea paired her belted boots with a bouclé-tweed coat (also from Maje and also past season) and an Alexander McQueen floral mini skirt.

A bit more about Student Mental Health Week: The roundtable panel where Beatrice was in attendance was a joint effort by the U.S.-based company Chegg and U.K.-based charities Student Minds, the Mental Health Foundation and Big Change, an organization that Princess Beatrice co-founded.

A bold boot to support her bold work on behalf of mental health? We’re here for it.

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