Sep 26, 2019

You Probably Have Everything You Need For A Meghan Markle Costume (But Here Are Some Suggestions, In Case You Don’t)

Even though it’s not even October, Halloween is somehow already everywhere. Costume shops are popping up on every other corner, candy aisles are invading our local convenience store, and, just like that, the pressure is on to cook up the perfect costume. But we're of the mindset that now is not the time to shell out a lot of money on something that will be relegated to the back of your closet the other 364 days of the year. So why not take this opportunity to pretend to be, say, royalty? But we're not talking about the Disney variety (as cute as they are). Instead, we're trading in the ball gowns and tiaras for something — nay, someone — more relatable. Yes, we're talking about Meghan Markle.

The best part about channeling the Duchess of Sussex is that Markle wears brands you likely already own. No, not the bespoke Givenchy. We're talking about the loyalty she shows to retailers we shop, like J.Crew and Everlane. Even in the case of Smythe coat she loves so much (which is pricey!), the silhouette is one that can be easily be replicated. And that's the beauty of Markle's style — it's accessible, even when it isn't.

Dressing up as Meghan Markle is the perfect Halloween costume because you can re-wear the pieces to work on Monday. Ahead, we've gathered the Duchess of Sussex's tried-and-true items you can mix-and-match for October 31 and beyond. But remember: Whatever you choose to wear, just don't add wedges.

Everlane Jumpsuit in South Africa

We’ll start with the most recent “Meghan: she’s just like us!” moment, when she stepped out for a day of charitable meetings wearing an Everlane jumpsuit and oversized filigree earrings — both of which you should probably own if you don’t already.

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Essential Jumpsuit, $, available at Everlane

Kendra Scott Addie Filigree Drop Earrings, $, available at Kendra ScottPhoto: Samir Hussein/WireImage.

Valentino Gown at Misha Nonoo’s Wedding

It was kind of a big deal when Meghan and Harry showed up at their friend Misha Nonoo’s wedding — it’s widely reported that the LA-based fashion designer played matchmaker for the pair. We found a pretty good $19 riff on the Duchess’ glitzy $13,500 frock.

SheIn Mock-Neck Flounce Sleeve Frill Trim Star Mesh Dress, $, available at SheInPhoto: Claudio Peri/AP/Shutterstock.

(Almost) All-White Look at Wimbledon

Tennis whites, but make it fashion: Meghan’s Wimbledon look kept it classic without veering into sterile territory. A splash of painterly color added sophistication and style to an otherwise stark palette.

J.Crew Cotton Poplin Boyfriend Shirt, $, available at J.Crew

Mango Tie-dye Pleated Skirt, $, available at MangoPhoto: Karwai Tang/Getty Images.

Jason Wu Dress at “The Lion King” premiere

Whether the royal couple is giggling over the irony of “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” as they walked the yellow carpet of the revised Disney classic’s premiere, you’ve got to admit that Meghan looked sleek and elegant in her Jason Wu frock and black stilettos — a look that you can channel with a few strategic purchases.

SheIn Keyhole Back Star Mesh Yoke Trim Flare Dress, $, available at SheIn

Chic Black Rhinestone Clutch, $, available at Amazon

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps, $, available at NordstromPhoto: Chris Jackson/Getty Images.

Navy Ensemble at Trooping The Colour

Meghan took her very first break from maternity leave, she stepped out in a navy ensemble, complete with tasteful fascinator.

Boohoo Cape Sleeve Bodycon Dress, $, available at Boohoo

A New Day Mixed Long Leather Tech Touch Gloves, $, available at Target

Fascinators by Charlie Beret Fascinator With Feather, $, available at EtsyPhoto: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images.

Belted Trench Dress At Archie’s First Look

Meghan chose a simple (and easy to replicate!) white look when she and Harry presented their newborn son to the world on May 8.

Banana Republic Double-Breasted Trench Dress, $, available at Banana Republic

Lulus Stormi D'Orsay Pumps, $, available at LulusPhoto: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images.
Carolina Herrera Gown in Morocco
Megan in a sweeping floral frock is one of our most-saved looks from the Duchess’ playbook of spot-on pregnancy style moments.

Anthropologie Bella Bow Clutch, $, available at Anthropologie

RahiCali Floral Puff Sleeve Midi, $, available at ASOSPhoto: Tim Rooke/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage.

Post-Baby Shower Airport Look

We’re throwing back to the early days of 2019 when Meghan departed New York after a star-studded baby shower in perfectly appointed casual attire. We’re pretty certain you already have the black leggings and zip-up that this look requires, so we’ve pointed you towards the crucial accessories that will drive the “off-duty gestating royal” ensemble home.

Amour Vert Irene Wool Coat, $, available at Amour Vert

Adidas Saturday Cap, $, available at Amazon

Adidas NMD_R1 W Sneaker, $, available at Zappos

Cuyana Classic Overnight Bag, $, available at CuyanaPhoto: Gotham/GC Images.
The Birthday Dress

Club Monaco Shoanah Dress, $, available at Club Monaco
The Beautiful Blue Coat

Harris Wharf London Oversized double-breasted wool-felt coat, $, available at Net-A-Porter
The J.Crew Coat She Wore On International Women’s Day

J.Crew Tipped wrap coat , $, available at J.Crew
The Invictus Games Outfit

Madewell White Cotton Courier Shirt, $, available at Madewell
...Including The Mother Jeans Markle Likes

Mother Denim Rascal Ankle Snippet, $, available at Mother Denim
The Infamous Everlane Tote

Everlane The Day Market Tote, $, available at Everlane
The $40 Replica Of Her Wedding Ring

Royal Collection Buckingham Palace Statement Ring, $, available at Buckingham Palace Gift Shop

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from Refinery29

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