6 Outfit Tips I Learned From Writing 49 Meghan Markle Stories Last Year

I follow Meghan Markle’s style like it’s my job—because it is. While I cover a wide range of celebrities here at Who What Wear, I’ve become something of a royal expert through my near-daily coverage of Markle’s and Kate Middleton’s outfit choices (and plenty of royals from other countries as well). Last year alone, I wrote 49 different stories on Markle, spanning everything from her wedding to her two-week tour of Australia.

While the average person might casually skim through Markle photos, I put in the legwork to find out every single brand she’s wearing and where to buy it, so I’m more than a bit familiar with her style. The payoff from analyzing her outfits so closely? I’ve come away with some royalty-approved outfit tips that are extremely easy to emulate IRL. Scroll down for the best styling suggestions I gleaned from Meghan Markle’s wardrobe and shop the trends for yourself.

On Meghan Markle: Altuzarra pantsuit; Deitas tank top; Stella McCartney clutch
On Meghan Markle: Givenchy pantsuit; Sarah Flint shoes
On Meghan Markle: Ralph Lauren shirt and trousers; Maison Michel hat; Altuzarra bag; Illesteva sunglasses
On Meghan Markle: Serena blazer; Outland Denim Isabel Jeans in Black ($195); J.Crew ankle boots
On Meghan Markle: Custom Givenchy shirt and skirt; Aquazzura Rendez Vous Mules ($750); Givenchy clutch
On Meghan Markle: Custom Calvin Klein dress; Amanda Wakeley Cream Sculpted Tailoring Crombie Coat ($1190); Ralph Lauren shoes and bag
On Meghan Markle: Brandon Maxwell blazer and dress; Aquazzura shoes
On Meghan Markle: Club Monaco coat and dress; Givenchy boots
On Meghan Markle: Club Monaco dress; Aquazzura Deneuve Pumps ($750)
On Meghan Markle: Maggie Marilyn blazer dress; Manolo Blahnik pumps 
On Meghan Markle: Judith & Charles dress
On Meghan Markle: Givenchy dress and pumps; Aquazzura Deneuve Pumps ($750)
On Meghan Markle: Carolina Herrera dress; Aquazzura Deneuve Pumps ($750); J.Crew clutch

Next, find out how to master Meghan Markle’s red carpet styling trick.

These Celebrity Date-Night Outfits Are Straight Fire

Ah, the elusive perfect date-night outfit. What really is the perfect thing to wear that will have you leaving the house feeling confident and your very best self? Honestly, it depends on your personal style and what you feel comfortable wearing. But if you want some surefire ways to make an entrance on any date, might I suggest taking a look at some celebrity-approved date-night looks that recently caught this editor’s eye? I’m always looking for fresh ideas myself, so I can’t resist the chance to share them.

From Kendall Jenner’s low-cut blazer and trousers to Rihanna’s shiny gold minidress to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s perfect modern-meets-minimal all-black look, there are plenty of celebrity date-night outfits to look to for inspiration. Ahead, see eight celebrity date outfit ideas, and shop my edit of pieces to re-create the looks for yourself.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can do no wrong in my book, and this outfit is one I’m repeating ASAP.
Rihanna really delivers in this gold frothy dress—proof that metallics are always a good idea for a date night.
A wrap silhouette is always a great standby for a night out. Make like Hailey Baldwin, and pair yours with tall leather boots.
Headed to a casual date? Bella Hadid’s cool day-to-night outfit in tones of pink and white is the perfect solution.
Jacquemus is an excellent option for a date—something Kendall is clearly tuned into. The brand’s interesting blazer cuts are a chic place to start.
An LBD is good, but a cool twist on an LDB feels super modern. Look for a dress with cutouts like Priyanka Chopra.
No one does easy, sophisticated elegance quite like Victoria Beckham. Her leopard dress–and-mule look is exactly what I’d wear for a polished date outfit.
If you want something that’s a little extra, look no further than this head-to-toe silver date-night look from Gigi Hadid.

The Bag It Girls Carried 10 Years Ago Is in High-Demand Again

If you were to think back to some of the most iconic fashion items between 10 and 15 years ago, a few items would probably flash through your mind: Von Dutch caps, Ugg boots (worn with denim miniskirts, obviously), and the iconic Balenciaga Motorcycle “City” bag.

The latter style (designed in 2000 by Nicolas Ghesquière) hung on the wrist of every It girl from Paris Hilton to Lauren Conrad in the early and mid-2000s. Flash-forward to 2016 and the silhouette began resurfacing when Mary-Kate Olsen stepped out with it. Now it’s reclaiming its place as a certified must-have thanks to its inherently cool slouchy silhouette.

We actually caught up with Charles Gorra, CEO and found of Rebag, to back us up on the rise in the bag’s popularity. “This bag has been around for 18 years; it became a classic and then somewhat plateaued,” Gorra explains. “But since the graffiti print launched a few seasons ago, clients have been clamoring for it again.” That’s right: The City bag is now proving to be a best seller in 2019.

Keep scrolling to take a trip down memory lane with a few throwback snaps of celebs with the Balenciaga stunner. See see how fashion girls of today are styling the bag, and shop it for yourself along with other designer-handbag staples.

Next, check out more It handbag styles to shop now.

5 Cool Outfit Ideas That You Don’t See Everywhere

We all have those go-to ensembles we wear on repeat. While there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the uniforms that make you feel comfortable, switching it up may be just what you need to reinvigorate your wardrobe. Sure, we turn to the runway and celeb world for inspiration, but the street style scene during fashion week is often the best bet for new outfit ideas. Naturally, this set did not disappoint during NYFW, churning out a range of forward ‘fits that feel anything but standard. Here, we’re talking about everything from chill athleisure vibes to kick it on the weekends to more polished ideas that could work for your 9-to-5 life. To highlight further, we’re showcasing six A+ ensembles we pulled from Instagram that all feature inspired items you can actually scoop up at one of our favorite retailers, Shopbop. Keep scrolling for more and find your new go-to look.

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