Meghan Markle just wore a look that every professional (or student) needs to add to their wardrobe.
Today, the Duchess made an appearance in Sussex with Prince Harry to greet the citizens and spend time the University of Chichester. Yet, as she completed her walkabout with her husband, her outfit stole the show. She opted for a monochromatic forest green ensemble, which includes the Straight Fit Silk Shirt from & Other Stories—a $99 staple—and the Boss Lambskin-Leather Pencil Skirt. Then, she finished the look with a matching dark green purse, nude Stuart Weitzman pumps, Missoma jewelry and a tan overcoat. Based on the hue and layerings, it's an impactful fall look.
While we've seen her in monochromatic looks and pencil skirts prior to today's visit, her leather skirt is an unexpected twist for the royal. Leather is edgy and sultry, yet Meghan proves that it can look sophisticated when done right. The key to her work-ready style is the fit and color of the skirt. It goes below the knee and although it fits her well, it's not a tight fit. Opting out of black (a classic hue for leather skirts) also makes this skirt an interesting piece that stands out.
Recreating her look is easy. You just need a leather skirt and button-down top of the same hue, paired with a classic pair of pumps. Or, you can shake things up by swapping the button-down top for a graphic T-shirt and the heels for sneakers. Either way, a leather skirt with a pop of color is the fall staple that we didn't know we needed until now.
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