Like most fashionistas, Meghan Markle has amassed quite a collection of designer shoes, spotted at public engagements at brands like Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman. But, like her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Meghan also recycles a good deal of her heels, mixing and matching her sideburns with her midi dresses. The Duchess of Sussex has her essential pumps for special occasions (Aquazzura) and her sandals or sneakers (Veja) for more casual outings. We’ll see more of her laid-back looks in the coming seasons, as Meghan has taken a step back from her daily life as a royal and now resides in California with Prince Harry and Archie.
Although I doubt Meghan will participate in MarieClaire.com’s Item I Wear to Repeat series – a girl can wish – she’s not afraid of a repeat, so it’s easy to identify the few brands that hold her own to heart. Find out what they are, then shop styles from her favorite brands directly.
No one can forget Meghan Markle’s first royal tour, including all the outfits she wore while visiting the different countries. For one of her first stops, the Duchess wore a pair of durable flats from Rothy’s with her Martin Grant trench coat and Karen Gee dress. She was spotted wearing a similar flat style from the brand (these, to be exact) while in Canada for Valentine’s Day in 2020. Now that Meghan has officially made the West Coast her home, she’s will likely turn more often to its comfortable, laid-back apartments. than else as she transitions into a casual wardrobe with no heels or pantyhose.
Rothy’s Black Solid
Ecru by Rothy
Meghan may have stepped back from her royal duties, but chances are she kept a few Queen-approved pieces in her closet to wear, one of those brands being Givenchy. The fashion house has been a staple in Meg’s wardrobe since the first day she walked down the aisle in a Givenchy wedding dress. Since then, her collection of the brand has grown, including a pair of black ankle boots. Her royal appearances in boots are fewer than hers in heels, but now that she’s officially an out-of-work royal again, you can count on her donning ankle boots more than before (we hope).
Givenchy elegant studded leather western boots
Givenchy studded leather ankle boots
Givenchy leather ankle boots
Givenchy Buckle Ankle Boots
Meghan always turns to Aquazzura for important events in her life. She wore them on her wedding day, on her first royal tour and at her first Young Leaders Awards ceremony. The high-end Italian shoe designer makes everything from knee-high suede boots to the bow-embellished “Deneuve” pumps that the Duchess of Sussex adores. She has worn the latter style many times to public events and even to weddings. Despite the stiff heel height and pointed toe cut, cushioned insoles make these velvety smooth suede shoes surprisingly comfortable.
Aquazzura Deneuve suede pumps
Aquazzura Carolyne 75 Pumps with asymmetric straps
Aquazzura Pumps Suede Red Deneuve
Aquazzura Blossom grosgrain mules
The Duchess of Sussex started wearing Sarah Flint long before she became royal. Meghan was spotted in flats – cute, versatile and feminine – from the brand in 2017, when she made her first public appearance with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games. While we haven’t seen her in these flats yet, this year she’s worn the label’s Sarah Flint sandals and tortoiseshell heeled pumps multiple times. It looks like the Duchess is on her way to owning every style from the shoe brand.
Sarah Flint Perfect Jay Pump 100
Sarah Flint Natalie Apartment
Sarah Flint Grear Sandals
Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 50
You’ve seen just about every celebrity wear a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels on the red carpet. Meghan is no different, wearing hers to charity events and around Kensington Palace. Stuart Weitzman’s peep toe heel is a popular style among Hollywood types, but Meghan prefers a pair of closed toe pumps in beige. (Because I can’t imagine her or Kate Middleton ever flashing all ten toes in the presence of Queen Elizabeth.) She packed this daily option with her when she embarked on her 16-day royal tour, and even brought a pair of the brand’s black boots. Kate has also worn the American brand on several occasions.
Stuart Weitzman Peekabow Dress Pumps
Stuart Weitzman The Leigh 95 Pump
Tasha Pointed Toe Pumps by Stuart Weitzman
Stuart Weitzman Laney textured-leather pumps
What do Carrie Bradshaw and Meghan have in common? A mutual love for their Manolo Blahniks. The Duchess of Sussex has the shoe brand’s signature BB pump in several colors: black, gray and beige. (The heel was first introduced in 2008 and named after Brigitte Bardot.) It’s a classic pointed-toe pump with a wrapped stiletto heel. We’ve yet to see the Duchess of Sussex wear the flashier crystal-buckle embellished version, instead sticking to plain colors and shoes with no embellishment. (Much to Carrie’s disappointment, I’m sure.)
Hangisi jeweled pump by Manolo Blahnik
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pump
Manolo Blahnik Lurum Jewel Leaf Mule
Manolo Blahnik Allura Pointed Toe Slingback Pump
We’ve seen Meghan wear sneakers many times since becoming the Duchess of Sussex. She wore a pair of vegan sneakers from Stella McCartney x Adidas and a pair of white sneakers from Veja. The French sneaker brand might not be too familiar to some, but they are quite affordable and pride themselves on creating shoes that last. This seems to be something Meghan cares about as she has worn several small ethical fashion brands including Maggie Marilyn, Outland Denim and Reformation. Keep an eye out for the Duchess and her eco-friendly fashion choices as we head into 2020. There will be more.
Veja Esplar sneakers
Veja V-12 Trainers
Veja + Net Sustain V-10 leather sneakers
Veja + Net Sustain V-Lock Leather Sneakers
Meghan’s assortment of heels includes pairs by British designer Tamara Mellon, who has run her eponymous shoe line since 2013. The former creative director and co-founder of Jimmy Choo designs everything from boots to western inspired strappy sandals. The Duchess of Sussex chose the rather ladylike paramour style in April and wore the label again in October. This time, she chose a beige heel to go with her olive-colored Brandon Maxwell shirt dress.
Tamara Mellon Paramour Heel
Tamara Mellon Suede Heel Binding
Tamara Mellon’s revealing heel
Siren Haircalf Pump by Tamara Mellon
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