Ever since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the world's eyes have been fixed on Meghan Markle — and her style. We'll be following the Meghan Markle Effect™ with our column, "Meghan Markle Wore a Thing."
Now that the "Meghan Markle Effect" is officially A Thing, we get to witness the sartorial phenomenon in real time during Markle's first outing with Prince Harry since they announced their engagement. On Friday, the couple visited Nottingham, north of London in England, to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and youth crime prevention.
While greeting a slew of crowds at the National Justice Museum, Markle kept warm in a double-breasted wool coat in navy by Mackage, which happens to be on sale but with only two sizes left in stock. Her handbag of choice, a tote in burgundy, navy and white by Scottish luxury brand Strathberry, is currently out of stock but will made available again soon. And if you can't wait, the tote, which starts at $625, comes in plenty of other colors to choose from.
Markle and her fiancé also attended a Terrence Higgins Trust event for World Aids Day. To meet volunteers and staff, Markle did away with her coat and tote to show off a classic black-and-khaki look. (Thus, inspiring us to reintroduce every black and khaki garment in our wardrobe.) We love how polished this layered look is, comprised of a Wolford turtleneck (sold out, duh) and a khaki midi skirt by Joseph (on sale with very few sizes left) paired with a skinny black belt and slouchy boots by Kurt Geiger. The British footwear brand claims that Markle is wearing its "Violet" over-the-knee boots, but we prefer the "Scrunch" style to achieve the future princess's effortless slouchy look.
Like Kate Middleton, we're excited to see how Markle will continue to define her personal style in the months to come, as well as at the royal wedding (!) in May. And just like her soon-to-be-sister-in-law, we'll be coveting each and every outfit, too.