Meghan Markle's Upscale Style Is Totally Achievable

Your wardrobe could learn a few things from the Suits star

By Raleigh Burgan Nov 28, 2017 7:30 PMTags
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Your wardrobe could learn a few things from the Suits star.

No matter the occasion (dinner date, business meeting, brunch, girl's night out, etc.) Meghan Markle's classic style never waivers—making her always-regal outfits seem rather, well, unattainable. But just because she's now engaged to Prince Harry, even wearing a ring that features diamonds from Princess Diana's collection, doesn't mean you can't cop her style. 

On top of her being incredibly talented when it comes to high-low mixing (mixing high-end garments with low-end accessories and vice versa),  there are three main reasons why Meghan's closet is so perfectly curated, and they are as follows.

Quality Over Quantity: Have a few quality pieces in each look you put on. Invest in those that you'll wear again and again and keep the other outfit fillers to a minimum. 

Keep It to Neutrals: Stop overthinking anything and everything you put on. Dressing in shades like browns, nudes, whites, blacks, etc. is an easy way to make sure your ensemble stays classy and elegant.

Find the Right Fit: When you start investing in nicer, more expensive pieces that will last, take the time to try everything on. And really pay attention to how it fits you. No dress should ever be too tight, no blouse too baggy and no pant too short. 

Now take these styling tips and apply them to your own wardrobe...or just keep scrolling.

Airport Style

The Suits star—and royal-to-be—has a pretty digestible wardrobe. By that we mean, no matter your personal style, you're going to love everything she's worn thus far.

Take her airport outfit, for example. She's mixed ripped jeans, a wool coat and classic beanie with higher-end things like that Mulberry bag and cashmere sweater. She's got a royal-worthy closet that's deserving of your full attention.

Prepare to be inspired.

Airport Style

360 Cashmere Stella Sweater, $380; Joe's Jeans The Icon Mid Rise Skinny Ankle, $189; Hat Attack Cashmere Slouchy Beanie, $74; Sandro Mathea Wool-Blend Coat, $327; Mulberry Small Zipped Bayswater, $1,234; Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker, $75

Brunette in Burgundy

The LA native knows that there is no such thing as too much of a good color. At the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, she wore wine-colored pairings: a pleated dress with a motorcycle leather jacket and velvet clutch. 

Brunette in Burgundy

Philsophy di Alberta Ferretti Knee-Length Dress, $192; J-Crew Collection Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $495; Sole Society Jemma Genuine Suede Clutch, $48.97; Mila Velvet Pumps, $79.88; Gorjana Newport Cuff Bracelet, $60.00

 

Engagement Ensemble

Prince Harry's fiancé already dresses like royalty, accessorizing her custom engagement ring with a crisp white trench coat and nude pumps. 

Engagement Ensemble

Estnation's Classic Trench Coat, $550; Zara Dress With Knotted Waist, $49.90; French Connection Elise Strappy Point Toe Pumps, $59.99; Base Coat Sandstorm, $20; Hexagon Ring, White Diamond, Platinum, $1,200

Glow On

The fashion-forward humanitarian complements her sunny complexion with a vibrant yellow shift dress with navy, geometric detailing. She opted for simpler accessories like the sleek black bag and matching pumps to accentuate her vivacious dress. 

Glow On

Floral and Polka Dot Patchwork Dress, $89.90; Forever 21 Mini Faux Patent Leather Tote Bag, $22.90; Tory Burch Logo Stud Hinge Bracelet, $128; Nasty Gal Hop to It Stiletto Pump, $20BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet, $32

 

Simple Silhouette

Modest yet classy, Markle proves that you don't have to wear an architectural hat to make a statement at a polo match. The starlet graced the Polo Ralph Lauren VIP Suite, Wimbledon Championships in a mid-length black dress with a conservative V-neckline. She contrasted her charcoal-colored frock with chestnut open-toed heels and a matching crossbody bag. 

Simple Silhouette

Dorothy Perkins Black Side Tab Button Pencil Dress, $49.00; SCHUTZ Iggy Lace-Up Cutout Suede Sandals $98; Ralph Lauren Leather Mini Caley Saddle Bag, $118; Rebecca Minkoff Moment Wrap Leather Strap Watch, 19mm x 30mm, $83.98; BareMinerals GEN NUDE™ Matte Liquid Lipcolor, $19

All-American Uniform

Meghan's crisp white button down and ripped skinnies are well suited for airport attire. The star added simple touches to elevate a classic look with a ribbon-lined white hat and oversized sunnies. 

All-American Uniform

Circle Park Women's Tall Button Up White Shirt, $125; Gap Super high rise step-hem 360 Stretch True Skinny Jeans, $69.99;June Flat Lace-Up Sandals, $17.26;ZADIG ET VOLTAIRE Obayo Fur Felt Fedora, $149; Forever 21, Faux Leather Shoulder Tote Bag, $27.90

Spring Suits

The Suits' star demonstrates that a chambray suit is an effortless way to wear business attire. The duchess-to-be adds a pop of color with this fuchsia handbag, proving that she is the princess of polished style. 

Spring Suits

Brooks Brothers Nine-to_Nine Shirt, $49.50; Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic Printed Iridescent Pump, $281.40; L.L.Bean Classic Blazer, Chambray, $79.99; The Cambridge Satchel Company Magnetic Batchel Handbag, $261

Jet Blue Best

The British bound actress sports colors of the UK flag outside the Today show with a monochromatic navy turtleneck, skirt and trench combination. She threw in a wild card with cheetah print kitten pumps.  

Jet Blue Best

Cotton Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Made, $155; Tibi Delmont Pinstripe Draped Skirt, $237; Sam Edelman Sand Leopard Hazel Heel, $140; H&M Double-breasted Coat, $119; MadeWell Transport Leather Tote, $168

 

 

Daytime Chic

She knows just how to be sexy without showing any skin. This power pant and top combination makes for one amazing daytime outfit.

Daytime Chic

T by Alexander Wang Oversized Jersey T-Shirt, $55; Apiece Apart Taiyana Slub Woven Wide-Leg Pants, $190; Noir Jewelry Gold-Tone Cubic Zirconia Cuff, $40; Halston Heritage Snake-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag, $149; Coach Vonna Pointy Toe Pump, $165

Business as Usual

If you're wondering what "dressing for any occasion" looks like, this is it. Whether she needs to hit up the office, brunch with girlfriends or meet Prince Harry for a drink, this ensemble can carry her (and you) through.

Business as Usual

Splendid Voile T-Shirt, $66; Pallas Midnight Satin-Trimmed Pinstriped Wool Shorts, $364; H&M Fitted Blazer, $25; Michael Michael Kors Mercer Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag, $329; Jimmy Choo Romy 100 Patent Leather Point-Toe Pumps, $595

Feminine Fun

This flirty number is perfect for dinner dates! Meghan knows just how to mix flirty details (like cutouts and mesh paneled skirts) with high-fashion add-ons like those ankle strap flats.

Feminine Fun

Roland Mouret Nicholas Off-the-Shoulder Stretch-Knit Top, $875; White House Black Market Pleated Taffeta Midi Skirt, $140; Fendi Embellished Floral-Appliquéd Patent-Leather Point-Toe Flats, $995; NARS Lipstick in Cruising, $28; Forever 21 Midi Tube Ring Set, $6; Sam Edelman Alisa Mini Faux Printed Leather Satchel, $138

Edgy Etiquette

Though we're used to seeing her in monochrome outfits, here she proves she's not afraid to play with color and pattern. Mix and match like the pro!

Edgy Etiquette

Cornella Web Slized Gold-Tone Hairclip, $54; Mango Lace Applique Dress, $60; Topshop Embroidered Leather Jacket, $560; Edie Parker Jean Solid, $895; Steve Madden Pump, $96

Suits-Approved Attire

This is probably the closest her off-camera wardrobe has gotten to her on-camera wardrobe. It's a business-approved look with a hint of sultry personality.  

Suits-Approved Attire

Antonio Berardi Layered Crepe Midi Dress, $725; Chloe + Isabel x Jen Atkin Oversized Circle Clip, $18; Whistles Medium Clutch Bag, $98; Madewell Filament Stacking Rings, $28; Charlotte Russe Strappy Pointed Toe Pumps, $20

And that's all there is to it! 

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