Far from wearing closed toed court shoes and pumps on the regular, pre-royal Meghan Markle was fond of modern shoe styles like strappy heels, lace-up stilettos and plenty of casual flats that would be the envy of many dedicated fashionistas. She loved vacationing in fedoras, stripes and plenty of slip-on sandals.

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As Meghan is now officially a duchess, she will likely stick to formal footwear but there is no doubt she will infuse her personality into her fashion ensembles with an added dose of cool girl. Indeed, Meghan loves quirky cat ballet flats, ballet slippers with bows and plenty of ankle-tie flats. She also favors soft fabrics like suede, shearling and velvet.

Here are a few of Meghan Markle’s favorite summer shoes:

The Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velvet Slipper

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Dress these ballet flats up or down. Do like the duchess and wear them with baggy boyfriend jeans and a casual long sleeve striped shirt.

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Charlotte Olympia Kitty Ponyhair Flats, $171

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Kitten Ballet Flats, Gap, $18
Mew and Me Forever Black Kitten Flats, Modcloth, $59
Patricia Green Kitty Slipper, Nordstrom, $72

Sarah Flint Natalie Saddle Flats

Getty/Vaughn Ridley. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games September 2017

Perfect for vacations or traveling abroad, these sophisticated camel colored flats can be worn with skirts or skinny jeans and are a warm weather style staple.

The duchess loves her Sarah Flint ballet flats so much that she wore them on her first outing with Prince Harry. Clad in a casual button down called the Husband shirt and wearing Looker ankle fray jeans from Mother Denim, the style savvy Suits actress opted for flats called the Natalie with a feminine bow detail. The popular handcrafted and leather lined heels in the shade Saddle Vachetta are the perfect wear-with-anything casual shoe style.

Shop the Original Look:

Sarah Flint Natalie, $345

Shop the Dress Like a Duchess Look:

Sam Edelman Flats, Nordstrom, $40
Bellini Bow Flat, Shoes, $62
Me Too Halle Ballet Flat, Nordstrom, $69

Sarah Flint Grear Tie-Up Sandals

A super chic update on the flip flop, these Grecian style sandals are flattering and fun. Perfect for wearing with summer dresses, beach styles and on vacation, these comfortable flats are sightseeing friendly.

Shop the Original Look:

Sarah Flint Grear Lace-Up Sandals, $245

Shop the Dress Like a Duchess Look:

Lace Up Gladiator Sandals, Old Navy, $22
Leather Gladiator Sandals, Forever21, $22
Madewell Lace Up Sandal, Nordstrom, $59.50

Sketchers Plush Slip On, Macys, $44.99

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Naturalizer Grace Ballet Flats, DSW, $59.99

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Madwell Boardwalk Sandal, Nordstrom, $59

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