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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has been extremely busy on zoom this year. If she is not appearing on TIME 100’s most influential people, she is appearing on a podcast addressing mental health. Last week, the former actress made a special appearance on the SmartWorks roundtable.
SmartWorks is a charity that holds a very special place in Meghan Markle’s heart as she often works with them. In fact, Meghan Markle collaborated with SmartkWorks to launch The Smart Set Capsule Collection, a clothing collection designed by Meghan Markle to raise funds for SmartWorks. SmartWorks provides interview clothing and interview training to unemployed women in need. During their online discussion, Meghan Markle along with some women who have benefited from SmartWorks, discussed how the charity has transformed each of their lives. The new video not only gives us a glimpse into Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new home but also into Meghan’s new California-chich wardrobe.
During the video call, the Duchess of Sussex rocks a simple white blazer over a mauve-colored silk top. The former actress sits in front of a massive fireplace in her new home in Montecito, California. The look was complemented by a low, slick-back pony with a middle part. The Duchess finishes the outfit with an all-natural makeup look using a gloss and some eye-shadow. Meghan truly redefines the idea of power-dressing with the ultimate combination of professionalism and glamour.
This look in particular caught our eye because it is so simple to recreate. Not only that, but it is a great outfit to have handy when you need to jump on a last-minute video call (or just any video call). We are not sure about you, but our life seems to revolve entirely around zoom nowadays. And although the entire world may be working from home, that does not mean professionalism goes out of the window.
So, the DuchessLA editorial team searched far and wide to find you these awesome dupes to help you recreate this Meghan Markle look – and at an affordable price!
Although a designer for both, the blazer and top, have yet to be confirmed, we’re sure they would set you back a couple hundred dollars. Instead, check out these affordable copy-cats that you can keep rock on your next zoom call. And while we have you, to learn more about SmartWorks or to learn how you can get involved, be sure to visit them here.
Classic White Blazer
A white blazer is always a good idea to have in your closet. This one item can brighten up any professional look as well as take it from fall to spring in a snap. Get Meghan Markle-inspired blazers at a fraction of the cost, check out these super cute dupes below.
BCBGeneration Women’s Tuxedo Blazer – $68.53 – $94.89
BCBG is one of those brands that just doesn’t disappoint. They have been around a long time, for good reason. If you are looking to invest in a classic piece that you will use for a while, look no further. The BCBG Tuxedo Blazer is essential for every working-girls’ closet with one reviewer saying, “Love, love, love this blazer! I have it in black, white, and red because I love it so much. It’s got the perfect amount of stretch to it and a cute cut. “
UrbanCoCo Women’s Office Blazer – $36.86 + FREE shipping for prime members
If you are looking for something a bit more affordable, we’ve got you covered. This blazer by UrbanCoco is amazingly affordable at only $36 bucks and comes in a variety of colors including white, black, red and even a stunning rose color. Shop this piece HERE.
If you are accident-prone like some of us, you may be intimidated by a white blazer. Check out this alternative. After our research, our editorial team agrees this blazer has the most slimming fit. One customer agrees, writing in her review, “This jacket is worth every penny. It appears to be substantial and good quality, and the fit is slimming and flattering.”
A simple tank, whether silk or satin always adds a level of sexy sophistication to any look. Contrasting the blazer with this simple tank is a way to keep your outfit effortlessly chic. Here are a couple affordable tanks, and some that we think you should consider if you are going to treat yourself.
Vince Women’s Satin Tank – starting at $67.50
Vince is always a crowd favorite. Known for their simple, timeless designs, Vince is always a great investment. This satin cami in particular comes in 4 equally amazing colors. We recommend pairing a white blazer with the ‘sand dollar’ color. Shop all styles HERE.
Wantschun Women’s Satin Camisole – $$13.99 – $33.99
The Wantschun cami caught our attention not only for its’ affordable price but also because its’ got well over 1,500 reviews! It also comes in all sizes including XXS- 4XL. They’ve got a ton of colors and even some pretty sweet animal prints. Check them out HERE.
To get that Meghan Markle slick back pony-look, you should consider these highly-rated products. Be sure to check out testimonials and get tips on how to use them as well.
It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Styling Serum, 4 fl. oz. – ON SALE $19.16
The best part about this serum is that you can use it before and after you style your hair. Use this before using any hot tools to prep your hair and protect it from the heat. Combine with It’s a 10 Miracle Shine Spray after styling to protect from humidity and to give it that extra shine.
Use this magic serum after styling with your preferred hot tools. To get Meghan’s look simply pin back a low pony after doing a half-part and use this to smooth out your ends.
This Amazon review pretty much sums up why you need this: “It’s amazing, I have thick, wavy, slightly coarse hair, and this serum prevents frizz without ever making it greasy or limp. As a bonus, it smells lightly floral. The price is a little high, but this serum really goes a long way. My little trial size bottle lasted about a year, and I have very long, thick hair.”
Loreal Studio Spritz Mega Max Hold (Pack of 2) – ON SALE $9.99
Finish off your look with the Loreal Studio Spritz- this hairspray helps hold your hair in place and gives it that slick-back look. Get it ON SALE HERE while supplies last.
And as always, may you conquer that next zoom call with confidence and style!