Staying up to date with celebrity outfit details can seem like an impossible task, especially when it comes to the ever-expanding shoe closets of royal family members. From sleek slingbacks to practical sneakers, the Duchess of Sussex's footwear collection is swiftly becoming something of a shoe lover's wildest dreams. If you haven't been keeping track of Meghan Markle's best shoes of the season so far, there's no need to worry. We've done the work for you by compiling a list of her most notable pairs this winter along with the best online shopping destinations to buy them for yourself.
Since becoming an official royal, Markle has developed a style that's all her own. She does an incredible job at blending elements of timeless class and elegance with contemporary trends that push the boundaries of royal style protocol (ever so slightly). She's been photographed in everything from shoulder-baring gowns to sheer midi skirts, as well as a lineup of complementing shoes. Whether she's sporting a pair of pointy suede pumps or trudging through mud in rain boots, Markle always manages to look the part.
Ahead, explore her best shoes of the season, where to buy them, and of course, The Zoe Report's corresponding styling tips.
Accompanied by her husband, Prince Harry, Markle set out on a tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga in Oct. While visiting Wellington, New Zealand, she donned a pair of lace-up ankle boots by Stuart Weitzman, black denim, a matching turtleneck, and a slouchy gray trench coat. While the boots are a simple addition to her neutral-toned look, the gold hardware dresses them up.
Another look from the same day came in a much more casual form. Markle toured Abel Tasman National Park wearing Stella McCartney for Adidas sneakers, black jeans, a heavy windbreaker, and a cozy blue scarf. Proving that weather-appropriate outfits can indeed look polished, Markle walked around the park with her hair pulled back into a low ponytail. This particular designer collaboration elevates Adidas's classic Stan Smith style into something a bit more avant-garde.
Markle continued her exploration of New Zealand in Auckland on Oct. 30. She took practical dressing to new heights by pairing Muck boots with dark faded jeans, a fitted navy blazer, and a matching tank top. She added a stunning diamond necklace for a touch of royal sophistication. These boots may not necessarily be her go-to shoe choice, but they demonstrate just how easy-going her style can be.
You may have been celebrating Halloween on Oct. 31, but Markle was visiting Redwoods Tree Walk in Rotorua, New Zealand. The Duchess of Sussex turned heads in a pair of black smoking slippers by Birdie. She added an oversized black puffer, a blue top, and ankle-grazing black jeans. Unfortunately, the exact pair of affordable flats are sold out. However, there are plenty of similar options available online if you're looking to recreate the look at home.
Markle completely changed her look later on that day when she shocked the public by wearing a sheer skirt, a blue quarter-sleeve top, and a pair of navy pumps. The simple shoes, designed by Manolo Blahnik, have become a staple in her wardrobe over the past year.
In a more formal setting, Markle showed up to the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on Nov. 10 wearing a longline blazer that featured a satin bow at the waist. She held an embellished black clutch and finished off the look with a black pair of Manolo Blahniks. If you're looking to invest in a quality pair of high-end pumps, take a cue from Markle and opt for these classics.
The mother-to-be chose a more traditionally British look while attending a service at Westminster Abbey in London on Nov. 11. Markle wore an off-the-shoulder navy skirt-set, a red floral pin, and a matching fascinator. Keeping with the pattern of pointed pumps, she wore a pair of navy suede slingbacks by Aquazzura.
The Duchess of Sussex visited the Hubb Community Kitchen in London on Nov. 21, the charity venture where proceeds from her recent cookbook were donated. As evident by her famous wedding dress, Markle has a thing for Givenchy. She took her love of the notable designer a step further in a pair of Givenchy pointed ankle boots that she wore with black tights, a maroon mini dress, and a burgundy trench coat.
Markle took to the stage to present at the Fashion Awards in London on Dec. 10. She looked incredible in a black one-shoulder gown that featured a subtle side slit. Rather than sticking with black heels, Markle made a statement in a pair of metallic gold sandals by Tamara Mellon. The retro-inspired strappy pumps made for an exciting addition to her understated look.
Most recently, Markle visited the the Royal Variety Charity at Brinsworth House in Twickenham, England on Dec. 18. She accentuated her adorable baby bump in a form-fitting floral midi dress and a gray wool trench. She wore another pair of Aquazzura slingbacks, this time in a soft nude shade. A neutral heel is the answer when you don't want to wear black, and works as the perfect partner for a white floral dress.