How outdoors chic hit the mainstream

The Duchess of Sussex was snapped in £130 walking boots, which then flew off shelves – and she’s just the latest celebrity to embrace ‘gorpcore’

Over the weekend, while her in-laws were wearing fur-trimmed robes and gobstopper-sized diamonds, Meghan Markle was pictured out hiking in leggings and a rain jacket, strolling down a mountain trail in Montecito, California.

The Duchess of Sussex wore brown lace-up boots, thick blue woollen socks, a straw hat, oversized sunglasses and – peeking out from under a pale pink neckerchief, in some truly, monumental mountainside symbolism – a quartz crystal Clarity Retreat necklace from the brand Maya Brenner. “A subtle wearable crystal piece to protect your peace … so every day can be your retreat,” reads the online blurb.

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