Not everyone can dress like royalty. Most royals have access to stylists, closets full of excellent clothing, and designers on call. However, everyone can copy Meghan Markle’s simple yet sophisticated style, often using clothes you may already own.
Here are five of Meghan’s most iconic looks that you can reproduce with your existing wardrobe.
- Sporty Chic at Wimbledon
Back in 2018, Meghan attended Wimbledon with her sister-in-law to support her friend, Serena Williams. However, Meghan’s sporty style attracted just as many eyes as the action on the court. She paired a striped blue and white shirt from Ralph Lauren with leisurely white culottes.
You don’t need Ralph Lauren or another designer to replicate this look. Just take any loose, collared striped shirt that you have in your closet. Then, pair it with high-waisted white trousers for a relaxed, sporty summer look. While you probably don’t have Meghan’s stunning wedding ring to accessorize, you can also pair this look with black sunglasses. Finally, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, add a white straw hat!
- Relaxed Professional at Croke Park
Meghan Markle made her name as an actress on Suits, but during her first diplomatic visit as a newlywed, she proved that she could also rock one long after her acting days are over. On a visit to Ireland with Prince Harry, Meghan styled a Givenchy suit with heels to visit Croke Park, a legendary sporting ground. However, to keep the look more casual, she paired it with a white shirt and loose, beachy waves.
You can achieve this blend of sophisticated and casual from your closet. First, take a plain white camisole or shirt. Then, throw on a black blazer and black trousers or sleek cigarette pants. Finish off the outfit with heels like Meghan did, or add fun sneakers to take it more casual.
- Colorful, Youthful Chic
Before Meghan and Harry stepped down as senior royals, their duties included connecting with people from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. At the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception in 2018, Meghan shone in a bright yellow midi shift from Brandon Maxwell.
The shift dress and midi length hems are having a bit of a moment these days, so you can easily replicate this look. Some occasions don’t call for the classic LBD—pick out a dress in the brightest jewel tones you can think of to stand out! To prevent the look from going overboard, pair it with neutral heels as Meghan did.
- Casual in Morocco
Meghan’s maternity fashion looks were particularly iconic. Women everywhere were inspired by her stylish outfits (a far cry from when maternity fashion made everyone look like they were wearing potato sacks). Likewise, Meghan’s outfits from her official visit to Morocco are all stunning. Still, the casual look that she wore to visit the Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports is easily replicated, whether you’re pregnant or not.
First, grab a striped sweater. Then, pair it with simple black trousers or jeans. Finally, top off the look with an army green jacket (Meghan got hers from J. Crew—you might even have the same one!).
- Coats Galore
Meghan Markle knows that coats can make or break an outfit, although they may not be in her wardrobe rotation as much now that she lives in sunny California. Nevertheless, her outerwear collection is iconic enough to spawn articles about her style.
You don’t need a designer coat to mimic Meghan’s style. You can get similar pieces from low and mid-budget options such as J. Crew. Meghan favored mid-length coats in neutral colors, usually trench coats or other belted numbers. So grab your favorite jacket or invest in a statement piece.
You can easily replicate many of Meghan Markle’s most iconic looks using items in your closet or that you can find where you usually shop.