Dress Like Meghan Markle: The Art of a Good Button-Down Shirt
The combination of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping away from royal duties and the global pandemic has left us seriously craving Meghan Markle style moments. However, one of her go-to style essentials is perfect for times like these: her classic button-down. This wardrobe staple checks a lot of boxes. It can lend an air of professionalism, which is why it was a main feature in her Smart Works collection, but it also has a cool-girl, borrowed-from-the-boys look. Meghan has worn the white button-down everywhere from outdoorsy royal duties to charity galas. She has worn a sporty striped option to Wimbledon, as well as a classic design on a virtual call, just like many of us! Easy on, easy off, no fuss, no messing up your hair, and super comfortable — we've realized a button-down can be the perfect work-from-home look!
One of our favorite retailers, Gap, is great for a variety of button-downs, from a crisp white pick to Wimbledon-worthy stripes. We've selected some great pieces for you, all on sale, for you to be dressing like the duchess in no time.
The Boyfriend Shirt
This was Meghan's first official outing with Prince Harry, and she clearly chose a look that was stylish and she'd feel like her best self! We also found out later that she and Prince Harry might have been already engaged at this point. Was this oversize boyfriend shirt perhaps a cheeky nod to her relationship status?
A Button-Down and Blazer
We love this more fitted button-down under a blazer that Meghan wore on her 2018 Australia tour with Prince Harry. Pairing this with a menswear-style sports jacket, both she and Prince Harry looked put together yet cool.
Elegant Tie-Front Style
Duchess Meghan looked elegant in this tie-front white blouse that was a very ladylike approach to her go-to.
A Classic Striped Look
Meghan seemed to be channeling Katharine Hepburn's chic menswear influences with this standout striped look at Wimbledon 2018.
The Perfect Zoom Top
We all hope to look as polished as the duchess during her virtual chat with Fortune magazine in this striped button-down.
The Stylist's Button-Down
From being on a lot of sets, Meghan might have picked up a thing or two from stylists, and she looked every bit the part in her striped button-down.
Meghan's Got Talent
Is it just us, or is Meghan matching her decor? We love the classic camel and black look of this silk button-down with leather pants.
The Cool Mom Shirt
Who could forget the adorable video of Meghan reading to Archie on his first birthday for Save the Children UK? While Archie certainly did steal the show, we couldn't help but notice his mom's style.