Meghan Markle Just Wore the Skinny-Jeans-and-Flats Outfit I Always See in Paris

Taking inspiration from the French fashion set, Meghan Markle stepped out in a quintessentially Parisian outfit this week, styling a pair of grey skinny jeans with tonal ballet flats for an evening out. Referencing an outfit combination much loved in the early 00s, Markle put a decidedly modern spin on her outfit with her chosen colour palette. Opting to style a head-to-toe look in the enduring grey colour trend, she leant into the shade for her casual night-out look.

Meghan Markle styles skinny jeans and ballet flats

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Whilst the popularity of skinny jeans peaked in the 00s and 10s, fashion people are embracing them again in 2024. Although I'm personally still coming around to the idea of wearing them again, the French have never let this classic jeans style fall out of favour. Styling them with roomy knits, smart blazers and most importantly, ballet flats, the French style set has long made the case for these divisive jeans.

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Lorna (@symphonyofsilk) styles skinny jeans and ballet flats in Paris.

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Capable of adding a streamlined finish to an outfit in ways other denim styles simply can't, skinny jeans are working their way back into the wardrobes of those in the know. For a spring styling twist, the French-loved ballet-flat pairing complements the polished nature of skinny jeans, culminating in a casual outfit that you could wear to a myriad of occasions.

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Read on to shop Meghan Markle's simple look along with our favourite skinny jeans and ballet flats below.



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Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.