Meghan Markle is no stranger to New York Fashion Week. Before meeting Prince Harry, the Suits star was a front row fixture, attending shows like Tracy Reese and hobnobbing with designers. While she may no longer be in attendance to take in style inspiration for her wardrobe this season, there were still plenty of sartorial highlights from shows like Victoria Beckham, Self-Portrait and Jason Wu that would garner applause from the future royal.
Read on to see our top 10 picks for Meghan...
Meghan Markle is already well-acquainted with new A-list favourite, Self-Portrait helmed by Malaysian-born designer Han Chong. The future royal wore a dress by the London-based label for the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. The latest collection is all about the modern woman and who better to sport its wares than Meghan Markle, a thoroughly modern-day (soon-to-be!) princess? This elegant floor-grazing dress in navy would be a guaranteed head-turner on Prince Harry’s fiancée.
We know that her on-screen TV persona Rachel Zane loves Tom Ford. While the designer’s fall collection might be a little too ostentatious for Meghan’s more tempered and elegant taste, this tuxedo-style blazer is sure to win her over. Just picture the Suits star wearing the sleek black jacket with its silky wide lapels, strong shoulders and slick tailoring with a pair of trousers or over a dress.
Meghan has made no secret of being a fan of Victoria Beckham’s designs. The star even wore a knit from the label during her and Prince Harry’s engagement photos. This supremely chic fit-and-flare belted coat from the fall collection has Meghan’s name written all over it and goes perfectly with knee-high leather boots and a messy undo.
The Olsen twins and Meghan Markle have a lot more in common than you think, especially when it comes to a mutual love of simple and striking separates. The entire fall collection was ripe for the picking for Meghan, with its collection of structured, streamlined silhouettes, and this textured high-neck sweater and pleated skirt combo was a particular standout.
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta is just one of the many designers rumoured to be in the running to create Meghan’s eagerly anticipated wedding dress. Given that the fashion house is renowned for creating elegant eveningwear with beautiful fabrics and embroidered details, Meghan would be right at home wearing one of the pieces for a formal occasion.
This collection may be the one that convinces Meghan to add Brandon Maxwell to her wardrobe. The fall offerings were all about “relaxed glamour” and this belted knit sweater, denim jeans and tall boots are the very embodiment of cozy, making it perfectly fitting for any future appearances that may call for a more casual aesthetic.
Prabal Garung was another go-to for Meghan’s character Rachel Zane throughout her seven-season run on Suits. In real life, Prabal Garung’s penchant for feminine dresses also suits Meghan’s own style sensibility. We envision her in this midi-length checkered dress, which exudes modern sophistication with its asymmetrical neckline and hem.
Jason Wu knows how to strike the perfect balance between ultra-feminine and sophisticated. We can picture Meghan in this camel-hued blazer and turtleneck (which checks the box for her love of tonal dressing) paired with a gauzy midi-length skirt; the silhouette is reminiscent of the black Wolford turtleneck and Joseph camel midi skirt combo she wore to her first royal engagement with Prince Harry in early December.
Meghan’s fondness for casual white shirts stems from her relaxed California style. In the past, she was often spotted in a white button-down and jeans, most notably during an appearance alongside Prince Harry at the Invictus Games last summer where she sported ‘The Husband Shirt’ by designer and friend Misha Nonoo. Carolina Herrera’s signature crisp white shirt would find the perfect home in the future royal’s wardrobe, whether worn with slim trousers or a billowy skirt.
Meghan’s worn Ralph Lauren in the past and the heritage label falls perfectly in line with her aesthetic. After she wowed us in the Alexander McQueen tuxedo-style blazer, we hope to see her in more of the same silhouette like this electric blue blazer dressed up in gold buttons.