Meghan Markle Just Wore the Cutest Ankle Strap Flats—Here’s How to Get the Look

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When photos first appeared this week of Meghan Markle dropping by Children’s Hospital L.A., all eyes were on her dress. (By Oscar de la Renta, it was a repeat style for Markle, who first was pictured wearing it in the Harry & Meghan Netflix docuseries, which came out in 2022.) But our eyes went to her feet: Specifically, her black ankle strap flats from Aquazzura, which are also from a past season and also out of stock. The good news? Ankle strap flats are trending, which means there are plenty of near-identical alternatives to choose from (like this pair from AGL, $395). Here, our favorite options.

agl ankle strap flat

This minimalist pair—in patent—is near-identical to Markle’s style.

aeyde ankle strap flats

We love how delicate the ankle strap is on this pretty pair.

boden ankle strap point flats

This pair comes in navy, too, which is more similar to Markle’s, but we’re kind of digging the gold.

It’s worth mentioning Markle’s recent commitment to wearing flats with dresses, jeans, even shorts. They are comfy and effortless, but with the right details—like a thin ankle strap—totally chic. Also, given the agenda for Markle’s engagement—reading books to kids as part of the Children’s Hospital L.A.’s #MakeMarchMatter fundraising campaign, which helps promote literacy—it does make sense that she’d want to be as comfortable as possible.

So, now visualize your own closet and think of how easily a pair of ankle strap flats would mix right in and carry you through spring, summer, even fall. Credit to Markle for introducing us to another style staple that we can’t wait to own.

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