Autumn’s want of polish—often achieved in spite of brisk day breezes—officially has a romantic rival. For a weekend escape to the shores of Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex abandoned her penchant for perfectly positioned ponytails and high-shine blowouts in favor of an updo better suited to her surroundings: a mid-level chignon marked by tousled flyaways.
While Markle’s makeup palette remained relatively reliable, her full-force freckles, naked complexion, and balmy lips felt even more relevant when coupled with a she’s-come-undone knot, a few bent, escapist strands let loose to frame her face. A slight lift at the crown added a bit of glamour to the finger-raked twist, which was pinned slightly askance, the details conspiring to prove that beach hair need not be relegated to casual outings alone. Just add another showing of skin—the high slit of the Duchess’s Reformation dress ensuring legs stayed on display—and a frequently cradled baby bump, and you have Markle’s aesthetic prescription, this one designed for a burgeoning family’s weekend away.