Meghan Markle Went Shopping in a Strapless Jumpsuit and Toe-Jewelry Sandals


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I don't know about all of you, but I still get a rush seeing Meghan Markle in her new, extremely low-key environment in California. After years of strict dress codes at formal engagements, a sighting that involves the Duchess of Sussex relaxing with friends in what can only be described as "California casual" attire is a breath of fresh air. 

For her most recent outing—a shopping trip around Montecito and Santa Barbara—Markle chose a strapless jumpsuit from Malia Mills, a straw hat from Cuyana, and a dark-green Lauren Ralph Lauren knit tied effortlessly around her shoulders. She finished off the daytime look with a Chloé bucket bag, Valentino sunglasses, and, chicest of all, a pair of flat sandals from Emme Parsons with a loop around the toe adorned with a gold, jewelry-like bauble. Think of the shoes as a modern-day take on the toe ring, just a thousand times more buy-worthy. 

Clearly, the impeccable sense of style Markle displayed back in the UK hasn't skipped a beat. All it's done is adjust to her new, more chilled-out surroundings in California. Shop the duchess's casual-chic footwear style below. 


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On Meghan Markle: Malia Mills Montecito Jumpsuit ($595); Lauren Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Cotton-Blend Sweater ($155); Emme Parsons Laurie Leather and Gold-Tone Sandals ($360); Cuyana Wide-Brim Panama Hat ($128); Chloé Louela Blanket-Stitched Leather Bucket Bag ($2150); Valentino sunglasses; Cartier bracelet

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.