This winter has got celebrities everywhere crushing on their favorite looks from the 2010s. While Sophie Turner made a strong case for the leggings + boots combination earlier this week, Meghan Markle brought out the most-loved shoe of the 2010s for her outing yesterday. If you haven’t managed to guess already, we’re talking about ballet flats.
For an afternoon out with a friend in California, the Duchess of Sussex went with a look that was equal parts casual and preppy. Markle opted for a cozy black cardigan (amped up with a delicate gold brooch), which she tucked into gray high-waist shorts. To tie the whole look together, the mother-of-two selected a skinny black and gold belt, classic black sunglasses, a striped black and white bag, and a pair of elevated ballet flats. Take a closer look below.
Meghan Markle’s ballet flats were anything but basic
If you’ve been a ballet flat fan back in the day, you may remember that the dainty shoe was loved for its ease of wear and feminine silhouette. But it seems the shoe is now going through a bit of a makeover. Instead of going with the tried-and-tested version of the shoe, Meghan Markle went with a deep blue Aquazzura creation that featured an ankle strap with buckle, pointed toes, and tiny silver heels. The sharp new style was enough to elevate her whole look — take cues for your next weekend outing.
As it turns out, ballet flats are having quite the moment in the spotlight this season. Meghan Markle isn’t its only fan — earlier this year, Gigi Hadid was spotted in a glossy black pair by Mansur Gavriel, and just last month, Jennifer Lawrence gave the shoe her thumbs up too. If you’re ready to invest in a pair for yourself, here are some picks you can’t go wrong with.