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Meghan Markle's J Crew cardigan is on sale & it's the most affordable royal buy I've spotted this week

The Duchess of Sussex's Invictus Games contrast trim sweater blazer can be yours for less

 meghan markle j crew sweater jacket
Karen Silas
Senior Lifestyle Editor
7 March 2024
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If you’re a royal style fan you’ll definitely recall Meghan Markle's appearances at the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf alongside husband Prince Harry last September. 

I certainly remember… It was a head-spinning week for the HELLO! Shopping team. Tracking each and every outfit the Duchess of Sussex wore, and figuring out exactly where to buy them was a full-time job… literally!

Meghan's exact J Crew cardigan - and some great lookalikes

One of the Duchess’ most-talked about casual looks that week was her expensive-looking white knit cardigan with black trim that she wore when she attended a wheelchair basketball match during Day Four.

meghan markle at the invictus games wearing a white J Crew knit jacket cardigan© Samir Hussein
At the September 2023 Invictus Games in Germany, Duchess Meghan wore a stylish knit jacket from one of her go-to fashion brands, J Crew

And when it was revealed that the jacket was incredibly not designer, but actually from J Crew, fans rushed to buy it and soon it was exclusively on pre-order. 

So here's the best news - not only is Meghan’s jacket back in stock now, it’s also on sale for a limited time. (Meghan’s black cashmere J Crew top, which she wore during the games, has long sold out but is still available in white.)

The J Crew Giselle V-neck sweater blazer (now 21% off, $124.50 / £177) is made from a cotton, merino wool and polyester blend, and has very chic details that make it look more expensive than it is, from the contrast piping to the polished gold buttons. Plus, it has pockets!

meghan markle j crew white contrast trim cardigan jacket.

J Crew Giselle V-neck sweater blazer

Meghan’s black and white version has been reduced to $124.50, but you can get other colorways for even less. The sweater blazer comes in brown, khaki and black too - and while it doesn't have the eye-catching trim, it does have an eye-catching price: just $89.99 on sale.

The cardigan in Meghan's Ivory/Black colorway is unfortunately not on sale in the UK, but I’ve also found pretty great dupes, some for even less, if you want to get the look elsewhere.

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    REISS Carly Wool Blend Contrast Trim Cardigan

    reiss lookalike for meghan markle j crew contrast trim cardigan

    Reiss lookalike

    The Reiss lookalike, made from wool and cashmere, is one of my favorites because it has the additional tan trim for an even more elevated look. I love how it's styled on the model with tailored linen trousers that have a similar vibe to Duchess Meghan's pleated Staud shorts.

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    Mango Contrast Trim Cardigan

    mango cardigan like meghan markle j crew contrast jacket

    Mango lookalike

    If oversized or longline cardigans aren't your thing, this chic Mango knit has similar contrast piping to the J Crew look, but with a silhouette that just hits your waist. Designed in Barcelona, the cute 1950s-inspired look also comes in red and black.

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    Miss Selfridge Varsity Longline Cardigan

    miss selfridge longline constrast trim white cardigan at asos

    ASOS lookalike

    Attention UK HELLO readers - you can get this style that's so similar to the J Crew contrast trim jacket for just over £30! The cable knit longline varsity cardie is has a much more relaxed fit and look, but still will add a sophisticated touch to your outfit.

Meanwhile, if you’re wondering how to style it, take a page out of the Duchess’ book and team the look with a t-shirt, tailored shorts – Meghan’s are the Luisa style by her go-to brand Staud –  and cap-toe ballet flats. 

meghan markle invictus games germany 2023 wearing j crew© Samir Hussein
The Duchess completed her look with a pair of tailored shorts by another of her faves, Staud

With spring on the horizon, the knit jacket is the perfect piece for transitioning to warmer weather. It would look great at the office or on the weekend, and I can see it being worn with anything from a skirt to jeans.

Meghan's a fan of Frame Jeans - she wore two pairs of Frame skinny jeans, one in black, one in white, during the Invictus Games - and I have to say either of her choices would be an amazing match with the J Crew jacket.

WATCH: Duchess Meghan makes a stylish appearance at the Invictus Games

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