37-year-old mother-of-one is clearly on a fashionable roll with the royal reportedly sharing in a Fashion Magazine that she is launching a capsule collection of workwear that will benefit one of her patronages, Smart Works. According to a statement from the palace, the charity supports “long-term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the skills, confidence and tools to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.”
Royal reporter Omid Scobie, had the details Markle revealed about the collection and took to Twitter to share them, announcing that Markle has partnered with quintessential British retailers Marks and Spencer (M&S), Jigsaw, John Lewis & Partners, and Markle’s friend, US-based fashion designer Misha Nonoo, on the fashion line.
The capsule collection will benefit the Smart Works charity, of which Meghan is patron. “For each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to charity,” Meghan wrote in the magazine. “Not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together.”
Smart Works offers support to help vulnerable and unemployed women get back to work, including providing interview outfits.
Meghan visited the organisation last year and was seen selecting items for an interviewee to wear.
So what can we expect in terms of the clothing? Images haven’t yet been revealed, but given Meghan’s own style involves a lot of workwear classics (but worn in a chic, modern way) we’ve got high hopes for the M&S range.
Here are five pieces we hope to see in Meghan’s forthcoming collection…
- Trench coat
Meghan has a seemingly endless supply of trench coats in a variety of shapes, from classic straight cut to roomy swing style (a favourite during her pregnancy).
We wouldn’t be surprised if a lightweight beige trench made it into the collection.
- Blazer dress
Giving a smart edge to a cocktail frock, the blazer dress has become a Meghan signature – and it’s ideal for work or play. She favours a sharp-shoulder double-breasted style teamed with matching accessories.
- Midi dress
While most of Meghan’s wardrobe is neutral toned, on the rare occasions she opts for a bright hue, she always looks amazing.
- Pencil skirt
A pencil skirt is a workwear classic and Meghan has worn some gorgeous styles, usually paired with a loose blouse and her favourite nude heels.
- Court heels
She may have a constant supply of new clothes, but Meghan regularly goes back to her favourite shoes, many of them from Italian luxury brand Aquazzura.