Meghan Markle Wore the Chic Shorts Trend Fashion People Prefer to Cutoffs

Meghan Markle's visit to New York continues, and her latest look is quite a departure from her previous two (check those out here and here), although all are characteristically polished. One of Markle's outings this week was for lunch with legendary feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem. Markle opted for a seasonally appropriate shorts outfit that reflected both the weather and the current trends. (NYC isn't spared from the heatwave—it's been in the 90s this week.)

While denim shorts (specifically cutoffs) are likely to always be a summer wardrobe staple, fashion people have been favoring another shorts style as of late: longer, tailored shorts that look 10 times more polished than denim ones. Markle certainly got the memo and opted for front-pleat navy shorts neatened even further with a tan belt, which she paired with a white shirt, a brown clutch, and matching suede pumps.

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This story was originally published on Who What Wear US and has since been updated.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.