Meghan Markle gets sporty in Oscar de la Renta - and her trusty heels!

By Meaghan Wray

Now that fall is in full swing, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are heading out on back-to-back royal engagements as their new roles pick up speed. And, of course, Meghan Markle has some fashion-forward outfits to solidify her reigning title as one of the queens of royal style. While stepping out with Prince Harry for the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University on Sept. 24, where the couple participated in some athletic activities, the duchess dazzled in a navy and black designer ensemble and, of course, her trusty heels!

Scroll down for video...

Meghan dazzled in designer at the Coach Core Awards. Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The 37-year-old royal kept in line with her typically sleek and modern style, opting for a navy blue Oscar de la Renta draped and belted blouse. Pairing the beautiful piece with simple black pants by Altuzarra, the duchess finished off the look with black heels, a sleek straight hairstyle and simple makeup to show off her natural features.

MORE: Princess Beatrice wore the same skirt as Meghan a day later

Clearly, the sartorially savvy duchess knows her own style – the skinny belt she chose definitely calls to mind past looks, like her pink Prada ensemble for the Queen's Young Leaders event and the black Emilia Wickstead number she wore on the first evening of their two-day tour of Ireland.

Meghan and Harry looked playful at the event. Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan looked loved up as ever for the fun event, which, according to their website, celebrates an apprenticeship program that aims to help young people in need find jobs through sport. The organization was started by the Royal Foundation six years ago, right after the London Olympics that same year.

GALLERY: All the best photos from Meghan's beautiful cookbook launch

The former actress started the week off with a fashionable bang following the release of her cookbook, Together: Our Community Kitchen, at Kensington Palace on Sept. 20. She turned to one of her favourite Canadian labels SMYTHE for her stunning blue coat, pairing the look with a pleated Misha Nonoo skirt, turtleneck bodysuit by Tuxe Bodywear and Sarah Flint pumps.

Don't miss a beat with HELLO! Canada's Daily Hits newsletter, your daily dose of royal and celebrity news, fashion, weddings and more. CLICK HERE to sign up for free!