Unfortunately, not everyone can be Meghan Markle. She’s got a dreamy fiance and an even dreamier signature style — but luckily for fashion lovers everywhere, we can get in on the latter. Whether she’s schooling the world in the art of the wrap coat, making the case for statement accessories or rocking a tux-inspired ensemble for a night out with Prince Harry, the easiest way to give yourself the royal treatment is to dress like Markle. Read on for the 7 secrets to nailing her personal style.
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When in Doubt Wear a Wrap Coat
Markle made her first appearance as an engaged woman in the an occasion-appropriate ivory Line wrap coat. The look not only struck the bridal note, but the wrap waist combined feminine detailing with sleek lines that flatter the silhouette. Looking for something similar? This piece from Ralph Lauren is timeless.
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Play With Your Proportions
For her first official appearance with Prince Harry on World Aids Day, wore a flared Joseph maxi skirt which ended just above the ankles, to reveal cool slouchy Kurt Geiger boots. But, to keep the look long and lean, the royal-to-be paired the high-waisted skirt with a body-skimming Wolford sweater (hint: you could also slip on a bodysuit) for an effect that was seamless and drew the eye upward for a lean silhouette.
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Wear Lace at Lunch
When Markle wore a Self-Portrait lace dress to the Queen’s annual Christmas luncheon, we were floored because we always thought lace was reserved for the evening. The key here? You can wear it at any time of the day, so long as it has a mock or high neckline to ensure that you look demure and sophisticated.
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Cool Girls Wear Camel
Markle makes the case that a neutral color palette doesn’t have to mean wearing black and gray. The newly-engaged actress wore a gorgeous camel Sentaler wrap coat to celebrate Christmas with the royal family that was not only occasion-appropriate, but it would have look sleek and stylish at just about any other function. The warm tone is chic and unexpected, while still neutral — perfect for when you want to stand out from the pack, but don’t want to go for a bright.
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Dainty Jewels Rule
She may be rocking an insane sparkler on her left hand, but Markle is a proponent for delicate and dainty jewels. She regularly wears dainty earrings from Birks — and has been spotted wearing thin Bar Stack rings from Zofia Day Co. We love these styles from Catbird for a similar effect.
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Let Your Accessories Do the Talking
Want to spruce up a monochrome black outfit? Make like Meghan did at her Cardiff appearance with Prince Harry. She may have been wearing black from head to toe (including yet another incredible wrap coat, this time from Stella McCartney) but the bride-to-be added interest to her look by rocking velvet Tabitha Simmons boots to add texture and dimensionality to the look and by carrying a deep forest green Demelier London Venice bag to add a touch of color. You can find a similar carry-all here!
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Borrow from the Boys
Meghan floored us all (in the best way possible) when she stepped out in a tailored an Alexander McQueen cigarette leg pantsuit and a white blouse from Tuxe. The key to nailing this look was keeping it tailored and feminine — and you can find similar styles from Little Black Tux.