From her affordable tote bag that caused a media frenzy (page 4) to the one budget-friendly brand Middleton and Markle swear by (page 6), we share Meghan Markle’s favorite affordable brands — plus her tips for styling lower-priced items.
1. She mixes high fashion with affordable pieces
Like Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle likes to style her outfits with a mix of high fashion and budget-friendly pieces. Mixing high and low prices is a great way to save money on trendier items that you may not wear as often as a designer coat or handbag.
In addition to mixing price points, Meghan and Kate have both repeated a few items, too. While this is a more normal thing for commoners to do, it’s rare that you see a celebrity — let alone, a member of royalty — do so.
Next: She sticks to a few affordable brands.
2. She is loyal to a few affordable brands
Meghan doesn’t have just one favorite affordable brand. She actually has quite a few. And she’s loyal to them. The brands she swears by have lower price points without sacrificing the quality — which is a must when styling with higher priced items.
Next: Her favorite jeans
3. Mother Denim
We’ve seen Meghan wear Mother Denim on several occasions, including two Invictus Games events. While the brand may have higher price points than Kate Middleton’s favorite Zara jeans, the price points are still rather low for a designer brand.
Next: Her must-have bag
When Meghan showed up to the Invictus Games 2017 with her then-boyfriend, Prince Harry, the internet went crazy for her Everland tote bag. At just $165 a pop, the affordable bag costs less than most celebrities go-to accessories.
Next: She swears by this affordable Canadian brand.
Meghan has supported a number of Canadian fashion brands, including budget-friendly Aritzia. The royal has been seen in an Aritzia piece a handful of times and was photographed at the UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games 2018 in an olive green trench coat by the brand.
Next: This is one of Kate Middleton’s favorite affordable brand, too.
6. J. Crew
Turns out, Meghan and Kate both love the same affordable fashion brand, J. Crew. On International Women’s Day 2018, Meghan stepped out in a navy and white coat by the preppy brand.
Next: Affordable accessories are a must for her.
One of our favorite things about Meghan Markle’s style is her handbags. We love how she uses them to add a pop of color, texture, and fun to her wardrobe. And get this: Like her Everland tote bag, many of Meghan’s purses are on the affordable side of the spectrum. Case in point: The Oroton crossbody she wore to a reception during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
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