Today marks Meghan Markle's first day back to work after maternity leave. (Yes, royals have it too.) Her first engagement? It's all about fashion. More precisely, it's about the launch of a work capsule wardrobe range for the not-for-profit organization Smart Works. At the event today, which is her first public appearance since giving birth to her son, Archie, she wore two pieces from the collection—a white shirt and a pair of black trousers.
The Duchess of Sussex collaborated with Smart Works, which helps vulnerable women get back into the workforce, to create a capsule work wardrobe from some of the biggest high-street retailers. John Lewis & Partners, Marks & Spencer, and Jigsaw are all involved. The collection, called Smart Set, comprises five pieces: a white shirt, a blazer, classic black trousers, a perfect work dress, and the perfect tote. The really great bit, however, is that for every item bought, one will be donated to Smart Works, helping women get back to work with confidence.
Meghan decided she wanted to create this collection after visiting Smart Works on several occasions and spotting a lack of clothing that would really give confidence to the women trying to get back into work. As the royal is often spotted in classic workwear pieces such as chic blouses, pencil skirts, and shift dresses, it makes sense that this range is a bit like an extension of her own wardrobe. Ready to see which pieces Meghan recommends? Keep scrolling for the items that we have no doubt will sell out pronto.