Since being officially introduced as Prince Harry’s girlfriend back in November, Meghan Markle has attracted significant royal coverage be it from celebrity gossip columnists or,more recently, for her style evolution from Hollywood to Kensington Palace. Besides a romance that stirred tabloid critics, the star from Suits seemed to tick all the right fashion boxes, proving how worthy of her future title she truly is.
While many of her off-duty appearances showed her clad in dresses with sandals or denim cutoffs and ballet fats during her recent summer trips to lavish destinations in Spain or Italy, her more formal outings were the occasion for the future royal to display impeccable dressing sense through more pared-back and polished looks.
On her way to becoming a bona fide style icon in her own right, Markle exhibited style that is effortlessly chic. A frequent flyer, splitting time between humanitarian missions in Africa and her former days on set in Toronto for the long-running show Suits which marked her significant career takeoff, she could often be spotted elevating everyday denim with classic button-downs and generally opting for timeless staples to incorporate into the contemporary ensembles that are now associated with her image. Her style is best described by fashion and style editors as approachable as it undoubtedly seems that many of her pieces are reminiscent of what most women already have in their wardrobes.
Known famously for her alter ego act in Suits, Markle’s repertoire encapsulates less allure and more class in her day-to-day capsule wardrobe. A mix of demure pieces like a classic Mackage classic coat and a Joseph skirt, perfectly paired with over-the-knee boots and a Wolford turtle-neck that the internet became obsessed with after a recent public appearance in Nottingham alongside fiancé Prince Harry; the look was finished with a structured, two-tone tote by Scottish family-owned label Strathberry, demand for which has been soaring since the visit. She had previously been seen sporting two infamous handbag silhouettes by quintessentially British brand Mulberry; perhaps a subtle nod to her homeland and future role.
Few royals before her have been able to convey style in a way that resonates with the common woman’s wardrobe despite the conservative attire that their role calls for. When Kate Middleton debuted during her royal engagement in 2010, her clothing choices were easily interpreted as somewhat ‘safe’. The Duchess of Cambridge wore matching tailored separates that were largely reminiscent of the late Jackie Kennedy. When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry publicly announced their engagement this November, the future royal wore a white tie-front coat over a forest green frock, of which the hemline was subtly showing hitting just below the knee, paired with a stunning pair of Aquazzurra heels; – a choice that seemed to communicate a tame sleek style punctuated by a contemporary fashion piece that reflects Markle’s fashion persona.
On screen or on the red carpet, there has rarely been a time when Markle’s choices haven’t conveyed her gracious style sense, leveraged by her ability to choose her statement pieces oh-so-well. The Suits star added her own poise and elegance to a metallic mini by Misha Nonoo at the Vogue Fashion Fund awards an has shone in an opulent brocade mini by Dolce & Gabbana. Even in her new role, Meghan promises to be a purveyor of looks that will inspire for months to come leading up to her big day.
Without a doubt, she is a style icon to watch! Let us know what you think below in the comments!!