Meghan Markle Enjoyed a Shopping Trip in Rare Off-Duty Appearance

She appropriately wore a jumpsuit dubbed the "Montecito."

Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle took a break from producing podcasts and TV shows to treat herself to a shopping trip in her hometown of Montecito this weekend.

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted out on the town with a friend, browsing home goods at gourmet food store and deli Pierre Lafond, Page Six reports. She came out with a couple of shopping bags, the contents of which I would give quite a lot to know. Maybe some fancy treats for her kids Archie and Lili?

The two friends then headed off to lunch in Santa Barbara, which is just a 10-minute drive from Montecito.

For this fun day trip, the duchess wore a forest green strapless jumpsuit by Malia Mills, aptly dubbed the "Montecito." The jumpsuit, which retails at $595, was hand-crafted by local communities in the United States.

Markle paired this unique piece with a Wide Brim Panama* Hat from Cuyana in chocolate brown. This accessory is another ethical product, handwoven in Ecuador.

She finished off the look with a deep brown handbag, strappy flat sandals, and a necklace by Logan Hollowell, featuring Archie's birthstone, an emerald.

The royal's jumpsuit, hat and necklace are still available, by the way, if you're interested. You can shop them below.

Markle is in the midst of releasing season one of her Spotify podcast, Archetypes, which explores the labels that are so often used against women with a slew of high-profile guests such as Mindy Kaling and Serena Williams.

She and her husband Prince Harry are also preparing to release a docuseries with Netflix, which will show their lives behind the scenes since they left their royal duties. The duchess recently confirmed that this documentary was in fact happening during an interview with Variety.

Iris Goldsztajn
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Shape. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.