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.
Belted coats and black cigarette trousers 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 copy if you want to dress like her).
1. High-Waisted Wide-Leg Trousers
Floor-scraping high-waisted trousers with a wide leg have become a staple part of Meghan’s look. Copy this nautical Veronica Beard pair with pearl-button detail for all the elongation.
2. Pumps With Added Interest
A fan of brands like Aquazzura, Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman, Meghan shies away from simple courts and patent leather, instead opting for pointy heels with interesting details.
3. Crossbody Mini Bags
Midi totes and crossbody bags have become synonymous with Meghan's style; as far as bags go, she has a preference for the practical. We feel you, Meg. Scottish accessory brand Strathberry has proved a go-to for the actress. Shop her much-talked-about East/West mini crossbody below, which comes in a variety of colours.
4. Black Cigarette Trousers
Meghan turned fashion heads when she opted to wear a black Alexander McQueen suit with a white pussy-bow blouse to the Endeavour Fund Awards, not to mention a 40% spike in searches for black trousers, according to Lyst. And that's not the only instance: Meghan tends to prefer dark trousers over day dresses. Relatable? Find yourself a slick pair like the £20 ASOS ones below. Love.
5. Belted Coats
Belted coats are frequently seen on the soon-to-be royal, from her black Stella McCartney to her camel Sentaler version, though none are more iconic than her white The Line wrap coat she wore to announce her engagement. Maybe she loves their waist-cinching qualities—who knows? Whatever the reason, we're on board.
6. Wide-Neck Jackets
This wide-necked Theory jacket was a major fashion win our books, and we're eager to see more of this pretty neckline on Meghan. Lucky for us, a black version of Meghan's jacket is still in stock...