With the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry (cue the breaking hearts of all the girls crushing on him) and Meghan Markle, attention on the royal personalities is at an all time high once again.
And with that—me, personally—ladies have been anticipating Meghan’s style choice lately, for inspiration.
I think it’s safe to say that everyone wants to become royalty. Or, at least, dress like one. Due to my sudden fascination with what the royal-to-be has been wearing, I’ve put up a collage of her latest style. But since not all of us can afford Alexander McQueen or Stella McCartney, here are some of the similar pieces you can wear for a much cheaper price. I’ve put in Kate Middleton’s as well since she’s the OG real-life Cinderella of England (minus the stepsisters and the bullying).
BLAZER, MANGO ; PANTS, DOROTHY PERKINS ; BLOUSE, MANGO ; HEELS, ADDICTS ANONYMOUS
Meghan recently wore this at the Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony. She played this style as a simple business suit but what makes it extraordinary is the name. This Alexander McQueen suit costs roughly PHP 130,000!
While I dream to wear designer clothing, sadly, the price is worth more than what I make in half a year…
COAT, KLEEAISONS ; HEELS, NINE WEST ; SCARF, SPRING FLING
Kate Middleton has recently worn this outfit for a charity visit in one of the schools in London. This isn’t the first time she’s worn this blue Sportmax coat, however. We first saw this on her in 2015 back when she was pregnant.
Now let’s move on to the scarf. Can you imagine spending PHP 6,000 for a scarf? So, this might not be the exact similar Shibani scarf by Beulah London, but it can pass into a dupe just nice.
DRESS, FOREVER 21 ; WHITE SKIRT, FOREVER 21 ; BLACK SKIRT, MANGO
When you think modern princess, isn’t this the type of dress you would imagine yourself wearing? This Ralph & Russo dress was released for the 2016 Autumn/Winter collection. It’s so high-end that it’s only available for custom order costing around PHP 3.9 million! Can you even imagine that?
The white skirt from Forever 21 may not be the same color, but what we’re trying to go for is the unique tulle ruffles Ralph & Russo created. But, if you’re aiming for the exact color combo, this lace skirt from Mango would just do fine.
Now, while it’s a dream to wear a three million dollar dress, I think I’ll stick with these dupes that would only cost me about PHP 4,000 combined, which is obviously much more cheaper.
COAT, WELL SUITED ; PANTS, FRESHGEAR ; SOCKBOOTS, FOREVER 21 ; SCARF, RUESALIDOU ; BAG, ZALORA
I really love this classic and simple coat-and-pants-look Meghan sported. Donning an all black outfit and adding a touch of color through this small Demellier London handbag was a really great style choice, as well.
Now, unless you’re planning a trip to anywhere other than a tropical country, it’s not really practical to wear a coat here in Manila, considering the hot and hotter climate we have. So, below are alternative pieces you can wear, which quite resembles Meghan’s outfit.
DRESS, FOREVER 21 ; BOOTS, ZALORA ; SCARF, RUESALIDOU ; BAG, ZALORA
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