As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle settle into domesticity in the serenity of their Santa Barbara compound — one thing is abundantly clear — the Sussexes superstardom is as alive and well as ever. Meghan in particular remains one of the most talked about public figures with a glamorous roster of Hollywood friends and a new identity as an investor, philanthropist and business woman. Still, as Harry and Meghan have found new freedom across the pond with big changes in their work and personal lives — it’s Meghan’s wardrobe which has seen the most dramatic overhaul.
Meghan has transitioned from formal boat neck dresses with modest hems and long sleeves in favor of denim shirts, cargo sweatpants and smocked maxi dresses. Gone are the severe updos and fussy fascinators in favor of casual messy buns and relaxed waves.
Meghan has even embraced her love of royally forbidden cargo — donning James Perse joggers for a charity food delivery in LA and opting for moss green utility shorts for a volunteer baby supply handout.
The duchess has also been spotted in casual Lululemon Align leggings for a hike in her home state. Plus, she has returned to her roots and made sure to incorporate button down chambray shirts, low top lace sneakers and boyfriend jeans into her chic Cali closet.
And while Meghan may be in full-time mom mode in Montecito — her dazzling duchess days aren’t entirely behind her. The 40-year-old still shines in her fashion forward business attire — including monochromatic pant suits, wrap coats and wide leg pants. Plus, the former Suits star has a knack for making any streetwear moment #fashiongoals — like her recent outing in a Cuyana dolman dress for boutique Christmas shopping and her memorable JCrew parka moment on a sunny Beverly Hills afternoon.
A royally radical departure from her prim and proper English styles — Meghan has pivoted back to the wardrobe favorites which were a mainstay in her fame free days. Forever pledging her allegiance to all things cotton button down, cargo jackets and jersey dresses — the duchess is a masterclass in the art of West Coast Wear.