Score a Duchess-worthy look with a commoner’s budget

February 05, 2019 10:22 AM
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When we say the “Markle Sparkle” and “Princess Kate Effect” are real, we mean it — brands are itching to be worn by them, whatever they do end up wearing sells out, and when a piece they’ve worn comes back in stock, it’s a big deal. Since becoming royalty, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have become two of today’s biggest fashion icons.

With so many designers at their disposal, more often than not, they’re wearing an outfit that we can’t fathom affording. But the pricey labels shouldn’t scare you aways from trying to replicate their super relatable looks. For those of us who don’t have a Duchess budget, take note: There are tons of affordable near-perfect lookalikes for Meghan and Kate’s style on Amazon.

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Believe it or not, Amazon is becoming our go-to place to shop for all things fashion! Not only can we stock up on our favorite luxe beauty products, but we can also make a few fashion impulse buys at the same time and get everything in two days thanks to Amazon Prime. And because we know you’re obsessed with looking like royalty, we rounded up some of Meghan and Kate’s favorite wardrobe staples that you can score on Amazon. Keep scrolling to see how easy (and affordable) it is to add Duchess-worthy styles to your closet from the retail giant.

Meghan Markle Style Staples on Amazon

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A Wool Wrap Coat 

If there’s one thing you need to invest in to get Meghan Markle’s style, it’s a neutral-hued wool wrap coat — and there’s tons of chic options on Amazon, including this wool blend black wrap coat that looks nearly identical to her favorite Stella McCartney coat.

Buy It! Escalier Women’s Wool Trench Coat Winter Double-Breasted Jacket with Belt, $84.14–$110.49;; Carmonoudi 2017 New Female Pure Hand Cashmere Overcoat, $119.99;; Romwe Women’s Raw Cut Hem Waterfall Collar Long Sleeve Wrap Trench Coat, $21.99–$38.99;

A Cute LBD

Meghan knows that you can never go wrong with a little black dress — and it’s clear she’s a big fan, as we’ve seen her in everything from an elegant cap sleeve black sheath dress to a casual black maternity dress from Hatch. A classic LBD is a timeless staple that will remain in your closet for years to come.

Buy It! T Tahari Women’s Julianne Dress, $34.98–$98;; Muxxn Women’s Retro 1950s Style Sleeveless Slim Business Pencil Dress, $29.99–$32.99;; Sarin Mathews Women’s Off the Shoulder Short Sleeve High Low Cocktail Skaters Dress, $12.99–$25.99;

A Versatile Handbag

When it comes to the Duchess of Sussex’s favorite handbags, we’ve noticed a major trend among her collection. More often than not, she carries a versatile handbag, meaning one that can be carried by its top handle or slung across the shoulder. We love this because we’re always on the hunt for a bag we can wear in multiple ways to create new looks.

Buy It! Dasein Women’s Tote Shoulder Bag Top Handle Satchel, $42.99;; ECOSUSI Saddle Shoulder Vintage Crossbody Bag for Women with Tassels, $29.99;; Kasqo Faux Leather Shoulder Bag Purse with Top Handle, $27.89;

A Pair of Strappy Shoes 

From lace-up sandals and espadrille wedges to strappy stilettos and tie-front pumps, the Duchess of Sussex loves to crank it up a notch with her heels. Meghan proves it’s always a good idea to keep a pair of fun pumps, like these strappy faux suede heels, at the ready in your closet.

Buy It! Viscata Handmade in Spain Escala 2.5-Inch Wedge Soft Ankle-Tie Closed Toe Classic Espadrilles Heels, $69.95–$89.95;; Ollio Women Shoes Cross Strap Back Zipper Stiletto High Heel Faux Suede Pumps, $31.99;; Dream Paris Oppointed-Ankle Women’s Pointed Toe Ankle Strap D’Orsay High Heel Stiletto Pumps, $21.99–$35.99;

Kate Middleton Style Staples on Amazon 

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A Colorful Coat 

Unlike her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton is always sporting a colorful coat during her public appearances. Like Queen Elizabeth, who wears neon colors so fans can easily spot her in a crowd, it seems Kate wants to stand out, too. After all, she will be Queen one day. If your wardrobe is in need of a pop of color to get your though this dreary winter, take a page out of Kate’s style book and scoop up a vibrant coat on Amazon.

Buy It! ForeMode Women’s Swing Double Breasted Wool Peacoat with Belt Buckle, $69.99;; Chickle Women’s Double Breasted Lapel Walker Long Wool Coat, $139.99;; APTRO Women’s Winter Trench Coat Long Lapel Double Breasted Wool Pea Coat, $92.99–$95.99;

A Sharp Blazer

She may not sit in a cubicle all day, but the Duchess of Cambridge’s tailored blazers are always inspiring our workwear. It seems that Kate has a blazer in just about every color imaginable. If you’re tired of your regular black blazer, opt for this casual olive green blazer cardigan instead, courtesy of Kate’s closet.

Buy It! Luyeess Women Casual Long Sleeve Open Front Cardigan Office Work Zip Blazer Suit, $27.99–$34.99;; SheIn Women’s Lapel Collar Coat Long Sleeve Plaid Blazer Outerwear, $41.99;; Clovery Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Lightweight Office Cardigan Open Front Blazer, $21.99–$23.99;

A Tiny Clutch 

Kate has an affinity for teeny tiny clutches which are perfect for the days when you don’t have much to carry. From boxy patent leather handhelds to suede envelope clutches, you’ll almost always spot the Duchess of Cambridge carrying her handbags, well, by hand (never across her shoulder).

Buy It! Faux Patent Leather Candy Clutch with Top Clasp & Chain Strap, $27.99; amazon.comDSUK Faux Suede Evening Bag Simple Fashion Envelope Clutch for Women, $18.98;; Women’s Evening Clutch Bag Stain Fabric Bridal Purse, $22.99;

A Pair of Classic Stilettos 

Every woman needs a pair of classic stiletto pumps in her closet — which is why we’re turning to Kate for shoe inspo. No matter the occasion, she’s always wearing the cutest black velvet pumps or nude suede stilettos (including wearing a pair just hours after giving birth!). While we can’t all afford her favorite made-to-order Jimmy Choo Romy heels, we’ll definitely be scooping up these lookalikes on Amazon that are a fraction of the cost.

Buy It! Maiernisi Jessi Women’s Classic Pointed Toe Stiletto High Heel Dress Pumps, $23.60–$25.99;; Ollio Women’s Faux Suede Point Toe Shoe Shoe High Heel, $27.99–$28.99;; Sam Edelman Women’s Dana Pump, $75–$246.91;

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