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Meghan Markle's 7 summer style staples, from striped shirts to affordable shades

These are the key pieces in the Duchess of Sussex's wardrobe...

meghan markle summer style staples key pieces in her wardrobe
Fiona Ward
Acting Fashion and Beauty Editor
Updated: June 16, 2023
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The Duchess of Sussex has described herself as a classic California girl in the past, and we think summer is definitely her season.

With that in mind, Meghan has hot weather dressing nailed - and be it floaty dresses, summer sandals or chic sunglasses, she most definitely has some style staples that she always returns to.

Plus, being a busy mum to son Archie Harrison and daughter Lilibet Diana we bet Meghan is embracing comfort and ease more than ever! Here are seven of her tried-and-tested summer style staples...

  • meghan markle sleeveless trench dress looks

    A Sleeveless Trench Dress

    If there's anything Meghan loves as much as she loves a neutral palette, it's a great tailored sleeveless dress in a blazer or trench style.

  • H&M sleeveless trench dress

    Get The Look: H&M Trench Dress

    We think Meghan would love H&M's trench dress, which is fitted, falls just above the knee and features a tie belt as well as subtle shoulder pads.

  • meghan sunglasses

    A Crisp Button Down Shirt

    Meghan has long loved a classic shirt for both casual or formal occasions. She usually teams them with jeans while off-duty, and is partial to a striped piece.

  • Boden striped shirt

    Get The Look: Boden Oversized Striped Shirt

    The Duchess chose a blue and white striped Ralph Lauren shirt for Wimbledon in 2018, and this one from Boden is a great lookalike. 

  • meghan linen dress

    A Breezy Midi Dress

    In the hot weather, Meghan is often seen wearing something loose-fitting and relaxed, particularly since becoming a mother. The Duchess was pictured in a comfy-looking linen dress as she enjoyed a family day out at the polo with Archie, Kate and the Cambridge kids in July 2019. She was also spotted in a gingham shirt dress at another polo appearance in June 2018, and a popular Reformation number while on tour in Australia.

  • Reformation linen dress

    Get The Look: Reformation Tace Dress

    We could definitely see Meghan in Reformation's Tace midi dress. Made from linen, it features an open back and a breezy A-line skirt.

  • meghan markle everlane jumpsuit new season

    A Versatile Black Jumpsuit

    Meghan's key wardrobe looks include her simple black jumpsuit by Everlane, which she has dressed both up and down, depending on the occasion.

  • Nobody's Child jumpsuit

    Get The Look: Nobody's Child Halter Neck Jumpsuit

    We've found a very similar look in a comfy linen-blend at Nobody's Child.

  • meghan markle white blazer valentino

    A White Blazer

    Meghan can't resist a great tailored white blazer, whether worn as part of a suit - as she did recently, in Valentino - or as a single piece over a dress or pair of jeans.

  • White blazer

    Get The Look: Mango Suit Blazer

    Thankfully these days you can find well-made blazers that won't break the bank, like this gorgeous high street piece from Mango.

  • meghan markle le specs air heart sunglasses nordstrom rack

    On-Trend Sunglasses

    The Duchess has an extensive sunglasses collection, from round frames to aviators! She often opts for more modern frames than the styles we tend to see on the Duchess of Cambridge - like her Le Specs Air Heart frames.

  • le specs meghan markle nordstrom rack shades

    Get The Look: Le Specs Air Heart Sunglasses

    Despite being a favourite of Meghan's, her Le Specs sunglasses are very affordable. You can shop the bestselling frames for £55 at Net-a-Porter.

  • Meghan Markle sandals

    Boho Sandals

    Meghan's favourite strappy sandals are hands down her gladiator-style Sarah Flint 'Grear' flats, which have been a staple of hers since before she met Prince Harry. She teams them with everything from jeans to dresses and shorts, and even took them along with her for her first overseas tour in November 2018.

  • Free People boho sandals

    Get The Look: Free People Vacation Day Sandals

    Get the look with these boho strappy leather sandals from Free People. They feature wraparound ankle detail with a lace-up back.

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