From starring in Suits to capturing Harry’s heart, Meghan Markle always looks stylish and has become something of a fashion icon since she first shot into the royal spotlight. Not only can she rock a tailored suit just as well as the next celeb, but she adds her own flair to each look, making it unmistakably Meghan – it’s no wonder outfits she is papped wearing sell out in moments! This, as well as the price labels of some of her garments, can make it difficult to imitate her look, but luckily we’ve got you covered. Read on for our top tips on how to achieve the Duchess of Sussex’ signature styles without breaking the bank.
Invest in a sophisticated coat
Whether it’s a gala with the royals, or an important charity event, it’s vital for Meghan to look sleek and polished. Investing in a good coat is, therefore, a must if you want to capture the essence of the Duchess’s style. A trench or pea coat in nude, cream or pale pastel will make any outfit high-class, while a double-breasted coat in a smart tartan pattern will keep you feeling warm and looking fabulous on chilly days.
We love this mint green pea coat:
Classic button-down shirts
Meghan is often pictured wearing button-down shirts, which are so simple yet so effective. For example, at Wimbledon last year, the Duchess of Sussex looked effortlessly stylish in a button-down pastel blue and white shirt with black skinny jeans and nude heels. Although button-down shirts may seem masculine, don’t be afraid to try them – when paired with the right trousers and shoes à la Meghan, they can look feminine and chic. Try tucking a loose white blouse into distressed blue skinnies for a casual weekend vibe.
Try this option out for size:
The royal pencil skirt
If, like Meghan, you have lots of fancy events to attend, you can’t go wrong with one of the Duchess’s signature pencil skirts. Pencil skirts flatter the silhouette and are best worn in plain colours to avoid overcrowding an outfit. If you’re feeling edgier, Meghan has been pictured in leather pencil skirts on several occasions, so splash out on a leather option to indulge your rebellious royal side.
Steal the crown in this high-waisted pencil skirt:
Add a statement blazer
Meghan loves a blazer – and this popular garment lends you tonnes of versatility; blazers look fab paired with trousers, skirts, or even dresses. To imitate the Duchess’s style, go for an oversized option worn over a jumpsuit, or a plaid blazer paired with a white button-down shirt and jeans. On a warm day, sling a blazer casually over one shoulder for a whimsical look.
You’re sure to snap up a prince wearing this plaid option:
Finish off with accessories
No royal would ever be seen without accessories – elegant jewellery, fascinators for the races, and above all, a statement bag. Meghan loves to go for plain bags that complete her look, such as a smart black clutch with a gold buckle, or a tote bag in buttery brown leather. Keep the bag simple and let your royal outfit do all the talking. When it comes to jewellery, Meghan prefers understated pieces – think fine gold rings, delicate bracelets and necklaces, and a simple pair of sparkly diamond earrings. Now all you need is that royal engagement ring!
This black chain-strap bag is the perfect way to finish a look:
Feel like a Duchess in this earring and necklace set: