5 Basics Meghan Markle Wears on Repeat

The Basics Meghan Markle Wears on Repeat

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What would we do without a handful of trusty staples to keep us in sartorial check? From the perfect white button-down to a dependable little black dress, these essentials are the building blocks of a well-rounded wardrobe that make day-to-day dressing infinitely easier. Undoubtedly, there are certain celebrities who are on top of it in terms of styling their basics—Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to name a few. But today, we’re taking a deeper dive into Meghan Markle’s enviable staple closet. While statement pieces are a big part of her wardrobe as a royal on duty, she tends to anchor these pieces with dependable basics—think nude pointed-toe pumps and neutral overcoats. Her off-duty looks are likewise made up of timeless classics—skinny black jeans and white button-down shirts. She certainly has a knack for styling simple staples for maximum impact. If you want to emulate her steadfast closet of basics, then scroll below for the go-to pieces that anchor her closet.

Nude Pointed-Toe Pumps

Definitely one of the hardest-working items in Meghan's closet, neutral pumps are her preferred shoe of choice for almost every outfit, from dresses to pants. She loves them in black too.

Meghan Markle in Nude Pointed-Toe Pumps

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On Meghan Markle: Brandon Maxwell dress; Manolo Blahnik BB Nude Pump ($625)

White Button-Down Shirts

She wears them dressed down with skinny jeans and dressed up for red carpet events. Meghan knows the dependably chic power of a staple white button-down.

Meghan Markle Dresses Up a White Button-Down Shirt

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On Meghan Markle: Givenchy white button-down shirt and black high-waisted skirt

Black Pants

Whether a tapered cut, wide-leg trousers, or, more recently, black skinny jeans, Meghan keeps her look polished in trusty black pants.

Meghan Markle Wears Black Suits on Repeat

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On Meghan Markle: Givenchy black trousers and blazer

The Staple Items Meghan Markle Loves

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On Meghan Markle: Givenchy black pantsuit

Meghan Markle's Staple Closet

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On Meghan Markle: William Vintage Courrèges Haute Couture black trapeze coat in matelassé silk circa 1965; Manolo Blahnik BB Nude Pump ($625); Le Specs Sunglasses; Hatch Skinny Maternity Jeans ($248)

Neutral-Color Overcoats

Whether beige, camel, white, or black, Meghan loves a beautiful staple overcoat to make her whole outfit infinitely more refined.

All the Coats Meghan Markle Swears By

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On Meghan Markle: Calvin Klein turtleneck dress; Amanda Wakely Crombie Coat ($1190)

Staple Coats Meghan Lives In

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On Meghan Markle: Brock Collection Odilia Floral-Print Dress Midi Dress ($1044); Soia and Kyo Adelaida Wool Coat ($695)

Meghan Markle's Best Overcoats

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On Meghan Markle: Victoria Beckham Deep Navy Tailored Slim Coat; Victoria Beckham Black Powder Box Bag ($2125)

All the Chic Coats Meghan Markle Has Worn

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On Meghan Markle: H&M MAMA Fine-Knit Dress ($50); Emporio Armani Beige Single Breasted Cashmere Coat ($1699); Aquazurra Deneuve Taupe Suede Pump ($750)

Leggings

While we don't see the duchess wearing these too often, on a recent trip to New York, she stepped out in chic black staple leggings, topped off with a camel coat to keep the look sophisticated. We're convinced she wears them behind closed doors when hanging out at the palace!

Meghan Markle in Staple Leggings

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On Meghan Markle: Adidas UltraBoost Running Shoe ($180); Black leggings; Cuyana Le Sud Weekender ($395); Camel Coat

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