Okay, that might be a very bold statement but thankfully, I have the receipts to prove that. While others do it on purpose (just to have a feel of “royal style”), I’m actually flattered to say that Meghan Markle and I have a quite similar approach to styling THROUGH THE YEARS. I have the receipts to prove that and you can check everything in my Instagram highlights here.
Perhaps the most striking in the list is the yellow sheath dress paired with nude pumps she wore at a youth leadership workshop last July 2018 was similar to the very thing I wore last 2015. See my post here.
Already in her first trimester, her one shoulder black velvet gown last December 2018, was similar the gala night dress I wore in this post two months earlier. I almost feel like the duchess’ stylist is peeking through my Instagram. See original post here.
Those are just my top 3 but you’re free to peek at my IG highlights for more.
Anyway, with the receipts now presented, I actually meant to publish a guide on how to dress like Meghan Markle. Apart from her girl next door vibes and lovable character that totally won her the prince and the world, for me it’s her insanely relatable style (minus the price tag) that just makes me connected (yes, I used that word!) to her.
While given that most of her royal engagements are actually business functions (I mean that’s what they’re supposed to do as royals), Meghan always comes out with looks that are simple, minimal and respectable. And if I may add (there’s that word again, RELATABLE), as it’s something that I’d like myself to present as well at work. Actually, there’s another thing that describes her style and that is about pushing the boundaries which is also a bit Meghan, something that I can relate too but I digress…)
What would Meghan Markle wear? If you’re in the corporate world looking to update your looks ala-Meghan, look no more. Here are the basics that I’d like to recommend you.
- Nude pumps. Sure, black is basic. We all know black is basic but that’s everyone has it. If you have this pumps in nude though, not only do you get its leg-lengthening effect, you also get that MM signature color. Mad props to the duchess though for rocking these pin thin heels even when she was still pregnant.
- Sheath Dress. I’m a big proponent of the sheath dress. They’re flattering (form-fitting silhouette) and don’t go out of style. If you wanna make it MM-approved, choose a boat neckline and minimal color. Oh, a three-quarter length sleeves too would be perfect!
- Camel Trench Coat/ Vest. I lost count of the times I preached about the versatility of a camel trench coat or vest in this blog. Some posts here and here. But you know what’s better than the coats? A trench dress itself! That’s very Meghan!
4. Pop of color. I must say, I myself was shocked that the duchess (who we are used to seeing in neutral palettes) came out in an unexpected color combo of red and purple last January. What’s more shocking was that, inspired by this combo seen on a runway, I wore it myself around 6 months earlier. I love that hers was more of a nod to one of Princess D’s looks.
5. Business Stripes. Stripes will always be appropriate for business wear or even in a casual event such as a Wimbledon match as seen on the duchess last July 2018. Admittedly, it took no effort to replicate her look as I already have the pieces in my closet.
6. Black on Black. Some business-related occasions may require formal events, am I right? In this case, as an addendum, I recommend something black on black. In romantic sheer and tulle something like what Meghan wore in her royal engagement which just reminded me of my outfit in Palais Garnier in Paris just 3 months earlier.
One thing I realized while carefully analyzing Meghan Markle’s style is that…her style never changed through the years. Even pre-duchess days, she’s always been seen in minimal and respectable outfits which is truly worthy of a prince like Harry. Ugh, I just love them both. 👑❤️️