Meghan Markle hasn’t long been on the global fashion radar, yet she’s still managed to hone herself a streamlined wardrobe of pieces she trusts. These are easily identified as the items she wears on repeat in one incarnation or another. For some of us, these might include a great pair of straight-leg jeans, a Breton and loafers, but for Meghan’s slightly elevated royal style, a different set of capsule-wardrobe criteria applies.
Crisp white shirts and cinch-waist dresses make the list, in addition to a practical crossbody. Where some might opt for nude pumps (the Duchess of Cambridge, to name one), Meghan chooses pointy black heels with an interesting element: Just see the chunky Aquazzura pumps she wore to the Royal Foundation Forum. Take or leave the rest—these are the six items that define Meghan’s wardrobe (and the ones you need to get if you want to dress like her).
1. Cinch-Waist Dresses
Sleeveless, cinch-waist dresses are a staple part of Meghan’s look. Channel this Aquazzura dress for a summer look that can take you from working days in the city to weekend breaks in Cannes.
Markle’s signature off-duty style has become synonymous with the white button-down shirt that she stylishly wears with a simple pair of skinny jeans. You can buy her exact shirt from American brand Misha Nonoo, who has cleverly avoided any sell-out issues by making all shirts made to order. But if you can’t wait that long, there are plenty of other off-the-peg versions that are just as stylish.
While Meghan’s daytime look is always accessorised with a neat little crossbody bag—usually from one of her favoured British brands, including Strathberry—she relies on a selection of trusty black clutch bags for more formal occasions. This Gucci Dionysus bag in the supermini size takes her handbag collection up a notch. And it’s practical too, as the chain strap turns it into a crossbody style.
Meghan—like Kim Kardashian—loves a tonal look. On a recent trip to Belfast, Meghan paired her cream coat by Mackage with a tonal sweater by Victoria Beckham. Such a bright shade of off-white makes even knitwear feel summery: a similar sweater to Meghan’s, like the & Other Stories one below, will prove to be the perfect trans-seasonal piece.
Meghan shows how versatile a good black blazer can really be: Here, she wears an Alexander McQueen version with the prettiest green Self Portrait dress that is perfect for the wedding season. She also shoulder-robes one in the Aquazzura dress at the top of this gallery.