Meghan has always had an intense fondness for menswear styles and specifically, androgynous button downs, loose and slouchy boyfriend jeans as well as two piece short sets. Perhaps, being the star of a series called Suits has made Meghan a fan of these office ensembles. In fact, Meghan was captured wearing these sleek blazer and matching short sets on more than one occasion. Offsetting the harsh masculinity of these business blazers and cuffed bottoms, Markle always adds a punch of color with a cute bright bag in a fun color like fuchsia. In addition, she styles her hair to counter the masculine notes in her outfit–her Veronica Lake waves are styled neatly to one side. In addition, she opts for a plain and unfussy white t-shirt shirt or basic button down so as not to distract from the tone of the style.
Other tips for pulling off a #mimicmeghan with a menswear inspired short suit?
1. Aim for Preppy Chic
Stripes, faded blues and pale gray looks best when done in a short set. Avoid anything too floral or colorful as it will end up looking a bit juvenile.
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Here Meghan Wears a Sold Out Veronica Beard Orchid Chambray Upcollar Jacket with Matching Jacket, Ironically the sleek topper boasts a flap pockets at the waist, a notched upcollar and Princess seams! (Yes, Princess seams).
2. Add a Pop of Color
A menswear-inspired look with a tomboy twinge can end up looking drab–make sure to liven up the look with a bright bag, bold lip or a fun handbag.
3. Don’t Forget the Heels
The interplay of male and female elements gives this chic short set its star power. Don’t neglect to add a pair of pointy pumps or sexy stilletos for a bit of girly gusto.
4. Coordinate Carefully
It’s easy to look sloppy or silly in a matchy-matchy outfit–but tailored pieces in coordinating colors will keep this look from veering too far into toddler territory.
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