Dressing like a Duchess isn’t as far out of reach as you might think. Meghan Markle’s favorite Sarah Flint pumps are now back in stock, meaning you can snap up the two pairs and channel the royal on a daily basis if you so choose. While it’s true that the United Kingdom’s monarchs often go to events and official dinners wearing designer pieces, they just as often wear mid-range brands that us commoners would shop. Markle alone has been known to step out in J Crew coats, Aritzia belts, and Zara pants, which anyone can snap up and copy. And while she definitely has some Alexander Wang and Givenchy in her daily rotation, she offsets it with more affordable pieces. And luckily for us, her shoe collection has a habit of running towards the more affordable.
Markle first wore designer Sarah Flint’s shoes back in 2017 at the Invictus Games, which was her first public appearance with Prince Harry. She set the tone for the minimalist-chic wardrobe she would soon become known for by wearing a simple button up shirt, Everlane tote, skinny jeans, and a pair of pointy toe flats. Those flats were the same caramel tone as her bag, and was Flint’s first taste of "The Markle Effect." Called the Natalie Flats, the bow-adorned shoes sold out in minutes and have had a hard time staying in stock since.
But those weren’t the only Flint shoes that Markle has in her wardrobe — in fact, she has a healthy collection of them. And as of today, both the Jay Pump and the Emma Pump are back in stock and ready to become yours.
The Jay Pump is a black suede, four-inch heel that comes in two different colors. You can get it either in a hair calf leopard print motif, or all in solid black. But be warned: It doesn’t exactly have a Zara price tag attached to it. Since it’s made from handcrafted leather in Italy, it nearly costs $500.
Markle wore these heels on two seperate occassions, pairing them with an ankle-grazing grey peacoat for the Anzac Day service in London, which honors the fallen soldiers of WWII, and to a radio station appearance with Prince Harry, where she matched them with flaired black pants.
As you can see, it’s a timeless shoe that could be easily mixed and matched with any outfit you throw at it. The second shoe that came back into stock, the Emma Pump, is a little bit different and a tad more casual.
A two inch block heel, it’s also suede and comes with a tortoiseshell heel just like its stiletto counterpart, but it has the added bonus of coming in 17 different colors.
You can choose everything from leopard print, to pink, to a bright blue with a gold-printed heel, spoiling you for choice.
If you have a couple hundred dollars lying around in your bank account, then these easy to walk in heels would be the perfect pair to wear to the office or to pair with casual summer culottes and dresses.
Another one of Flint’s shoes premiered on Markle’s feet today as well, where she wore the Perfect Pumps paired with her cape-shoulder Givenchy dress to her first official outing with the Queen. As you could expect, those stilettos are almost completely sold out and only have three sizes left.
Flint’s designs are timeless and classic, which is what makes them so popular. And seeing how Markle has a minimalist, no-fuss wardrobe, they have taken over her wardrobe — and could do the same to yours, too. It might be an investment piece, but they really are gorgeous.