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Just quietly, Kate Middleton's chic white sneakers are super cheap and we're buying them immediately

Comfortable, affordable and chic - these puppies are the ultimate trifecta.

By Jess Pullar
You might have heard the phrase "fashion is pain", but in Kate Middleton's world, this couldn't be less true.
In a moment that had fashion enthusiasts the world over cherring with joy, the Duchess stepped out in a rather unexpected outfit this week, and it's got us flocking to the shops immediately for a very good reason.
When Kate rocked up to the Chelsea Flower Show in a casual-chic look consisting of a white embroidered shirt and culottes, the clothing alone was enough to have us drooling.
But for many, all eyes were on Middleton's feet - because her shoes only be described as the ideal footwear for the everyday woman.
It's no secret that Kate is a style muse to many, and in fact a number of the outfits she chooses to wear are all but guaranteed to sell out within minutes of her wearing them.
What's more, Kate's been known to set the fashion agenda before people even know it's happening.
And that's why when Kate stepped out wearing a pair of Superga sneakers, fans and followers around the world revelled in the fact that they either already own a pair, or were most likely thinking of buying a pair in the very near future - and why wouldn't they? They retail for under $90 in Australia!
Yep, this look happened. And we're here for it. (Getty)
Can we take two pairs, please? (Getty)
Now we probably don't need to convince you to buy them already, but we'll indulge, because there's two very important reasons why you should invest in these sleek white shoes, pronto.
Firstly, we're pretty sure you'll have noticed the humble white sneaker is having a major fashion moment right now.
Well, unless you've been living in a particularly swampy or muddy or sandy-as far-as-the-eye-can-see location, because white sneakers + mud + pesky grains of sand are not fun.
But that aside, you can't deny the trend is alive and well - even key looks from Mercendes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney this month have been rife with the trend, especially when it's paired with some ultra out-there high fashion.
Just look at all those sneakers at The Innovators fashion show below!
Functional fashion over here, folks. (Getty)
And the second factor that's sure to convince even the purest of stiletto enthusiasts out there is thus: Sneakers are comfortable.
Yep, comfortable and fashionable - what more could you want?
Plus, you can do really fun stuff in them like Kate did.
Feel like climbing a tree, but making it fashion? Too easy! Exhibit A below.
Kate's cottoned on. (Getty)
How about wading through knee length grass without sinking into the dirt?
You're away laughing! Enjoy Kate's very fashionable evidence below.
Iconic. (Getty)
And so now that we've convinced you (and ourselves about a million times over) that a pair of Superga sneakers need to get into your closet STAT, we've found exactly where you can buy them from.
And you don't just have to get them in white!
Superga sneakers, $89.95 from the Iconic. Shop them here. (The Iconic)
PSA: They come in black too. Shop them here. (The Iconic)
Feel like adding a cheeky splash of colour to your winter wardrobe? Try the pink! Shop them here.
And while we're on the topic of affordable fashion, Kate's chic culottes are definitely also a thing.
Don't despair that her Massimo Dutti twill culottes are only available in the US, either - there are plenty of Aussie stores that offer similar styles.
Take a look at our favourites below.
Glassons Wide Leg Rib Pants, $39.99, shop them here. (Glassons)
Nasty Gal Wide of the Mark Corduroy Culottes, $22.50, shop them here. (Nasty Gal)
ATMOS&HERE Frankie Culotte Pants, $69.95, shop them (via The Iconic) here. (The Iconic)
And just like that, you've got Kate's chic look, and you can literally run around feeling like a royal for under $200.
Now if only we could just bag ourselves those perfectly primped brunette tresses of hers...
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