We can't blame her.
Meghan Markle has one of the most sought-after wardrobes. From Veja trainers, initial necklaces and wedged espadrilles - many of the pieces she wears reach sell-out status after just one wear, with fans clamouring to get in on the so-called “Meghan effect”.
So it makes absolute sense that the same is true of the royal’s preferred winter coat, too.
This week marked the first week back at work for many of us, and the same was true of the Duchess of Sussex. That’s right: Meghan is back on royal duty, which means she’s made a point of visiting Canada House to meet with Janice Charette, the High Commissioner in Canada to the UK.
And what did she wear for the occasion? Well, in an outfit choice that shocked absolutely nobody, Meghan opted for a woollen camel coat. A coat style that is synonymous with the Duchess has proven its versatility time and time again. However, what was shocking was learning that this woollen camel coat was from none other than the high-street.
The coat in question has been confirmed to be the Sabel design and is on sale for a mere €270. Disappointingly, within moments of Meghan’s coat being identified by the press, the camel version of the SABEL coat positively flew off the virtual shelves on the Reiss website. In fact, there’s now a waiting list in place for all those shoppers desperate to get their mitts on the royally approved fashion item.
Sabel Wool Blend Overcoat, Was €495 Now €270, Reiss
And it makes sense. According to the Reiss website, the coat is crafted from a luxurious wool blend and cut to a slim fit for a contemporary silhouette, making it a cold-weather must-have. While they advise wearing it with a fine-knit jumper, jeans and boots for an “effortless weekend look”, though, Meghan had other ideas. She paired the coat with two clashing hues from Massimo Dutti: the first, a roll-neck chestnut sweater, and the second, a satin midi skirt (that is, indeed, still available for purchase) in cocoa. To top it all off, she accessorized with a Kismet by Milka bracelet and velvet Jimmy Choo pumps. Even her lipstick — a subtle shade of nude — fit the colour scheme.
Satin Midi Skirt, €106, Massimo Dutti
So while we’ll never tire of the Duchess’s affinity toward royal blues and purples, after seeing this more neutral side to Meghan, we wouldn’t be mad if she traded them in for a monochrome wardrobe for 2020.
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