Inside Meghan Markle's Unconventional Look for Her Second Official Royal Engagement
By Liz Calvario
Meghan Markle is doing things her way!
The 36-year-old actress stepped out for her first royal engagement of 2018 on Tuesday, surprising many with her unconventional, yet chic, look.
The bride-to-be has previously stated that she defines her style as "relaxed California girl" and "effortless" -- and her look for her second official appearance with Prince Harry at London radio station Reprezent was no different.
Markle was stylishly clad in a light camel-colored Brando Smythe coat which featured a bold shoulder and hourglass silhouette, retailing for $995. She outfitted the coat with a matching Jigsaw scarf, a now-sold out $60 black Autograph wool sweater from Marks & Spencer and timeless black wide-leg Burberry trousers. Markle also wore $395 Sarah Flint black pumps with a tortoise heel.
The Suits actress generated beauty in the simplest of ways with minimal makeup and rosy cheeks. Yet it was her messy bun that had everyone talking. Most are accustomed to seeing female royals, like Kate Middleton, with polished blowouts or sophisticated updos. Meanwhile, Markle nailed the casual hairstyle, which isn't a typical choice for royals.
Meanwhile, Markle's dark ensemble is also unlike typical British royal fashion protocol, as all-black is intended for more somber occasions. Her flared pants are also unusual for royalty and are rarely seen on the Duchess of Cambridge.
There's no doubt that Markle is reinventing royal fashion and continues to impress fashionistas with her refreshing ensembles, including her Christmas Day outfit, which saw Harry's wife-to-be in a camel-colored Sentaler wrap coat with tan over-the-knee Stuart Weitzman boots.
Markle also wowed in her stunning engagement photos, where she indulged in her inner princess by wearing a black tulle Ralph and Russo gown featuring a silk organza skirt, hand appliqué with silk tulle ruffles and embroidered with gold feather thread work.