Like most fashionistas, Meghan Markle has amassed quite the collection of designer shoes, spotted at public engagements in brands like Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman. But, like sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Meghan also recycles a good amount of her heels, mixing and matching her favorites with her midi dresses. The Duchess of Sussex has her go-to pumps for special occasions (Aquazzura) and sandals or sneakers (Veja) for more laidback outings. We'll see more of her casual looks in the seasons to come, given that Meghan has stepped back from her day-to-day life as a royal and is now residing in California with Prince Harry and Archie.
Though 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-wear, so it's easy to identify the few brands she holds dear to her heart. Find out what they are, ahead, 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 sustainable 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's officially calling the West Coast home, she'll likely turn to her comfortable and casual flats more often than not as she transitions into a laidback wardrobe sans heels and tights.
Meghan might have stepped back from her royal duties, but chances are she's 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 day one when she walked down the aisle in a Givenchy wedding gown. Since then, her collection from the label has grown, including a pair of black ankle booties. Her royal appearances in boots are fewer than hers in heels, but now that she's officially a non-working royal again, you can count on her slipping into ankle boots more so than before (we hope).
Meghan always turns to Aquazzura for the important events in her life. She wore them on her wedding day, on her first royal tour, and to her first Young Leaders Awards Ceremony. The high-end Italian footwear designer makes everything from knee-high suede boots to the bow-adorned "Deneuve" pumps the Duchess of Sussex loves. She has worn the latter style several times to public events and even to weddings. Despite the steep heel height and pointed-toe fit, cushioned insoles make these velvety smooth suede shoes surprisingly comfortable.
The Duchess of Sussex started wearing Sarah Flint long before she became a royal. Meghan was spotted in flats—cute, versatile, and ladylike—from the brand in 2017, when she made her first public appearance with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games. Though we've yet to see her back in those very flats, this year she has worn Sarah Flint sandals and the brand's tortoiseshell heel pumps multiple times. It appears the Duchess is on her way to owning every single style from the shoe brand.