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Meghan Markle’s sold-out high street outfit broke the internet – these are the alternatives to shop

The Duchess of Sussex looked chic in a cream ensemble

Eva Waite-Taylor,Daisy Lester
Thursday 14 September 2023 11:41 BST
<p>The entire outfit cost just £250 – get your hands on the look while you can  </p>

The entire outfit cost just £250 – get your hands on the look while you can

Whether it’s a laidback striped shirt, a Soho House candle or a lash lengthening serum, if Meghan Markle plumps for something, the world wants it. Case in point: a sweater blazer the Duchess of Sussex wore today (13 September) to a game of wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games in Germany.

Hailing from the cool-girl American label JCrew, the off-white piece is elevated by black contrast trims and gold buttons. The picture of polished chic, Meghan’s appearance in the blazer almost immediately caused the site to crash (naturally).

Though JCrew’s website is back up and running, the blazer is now out of stock – but you can still buy the similarly preppy pair of Bermuda-style pleated shorts from Staud. Better still, they’re reduced by 50 per cent.

If you’re looking to replicate Meghan Markle’s transitional style, here are some high street alternatives to shop while we wait for the JCrew sweater blazer and staple Staud Shorts to come back in stock (you’re welcome).

J Crew Giselle V-neck sweater blazer with contrast trim: £177,

A blazer is a wardrobe must-have – and Meghan Markle has just introduced us to a design that we didn’t know we needed. The cardigan hybrid offers a chic way to wear knitwear, and the oversized cut is the silhouette this season. Featuring deep pockets and gold hardware, it’s bound to elevate even the dowdiest of outfits. If you’re unsure how to style it, the options are endless. Take inspiration from Meghan’s outfit and pair it with a cream pair of tailored shorts (more on those later), or wear with wide leg jeans and a crisp white tee. Owing to the number of people trying to get their hands on Meghan’s signature piece, the J Crew blazer is sold out in the off-white finish but four other hues are still available.

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Staud luisa oat milk shorts: Was £141.35, now £75.52,

While it may feel like the time to opt for colder weather gear, Meghan Markle’s shorts will make for a lovely addition to your wardrobe. Staud specialises in timeless, classic designs that you’ll want to wear on repeat – and this pair of shorts is no different. With a tailored fit, they can be dressed up or down. Even better, they’re reduced by nearly 50 per cent.

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Varley decker dropped-shoulder cardigan: £125,

Varley’s decker cardigan offers a similarly sophisticated look thanks to the dropped shoulder silhouette, contrast navy piping, V-neckline and button down design.

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Cos knitted blazer: £135,

Leaning into this season’s trend for Eighties excess, Cos’s knitted blazer is characterised by smart notch lapels, patch pockets and chain-stich strims. Single breasted and made from a Milano wool blend, it’s a staple piece for autumn.

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& Other Stories voluminous wool jacket: £135,

The long-sleeved wool jacket from & Other Stories features decorative gold trim buttons, a minimalist off-white finish and patch pockets. Cut into a loose fitting silhouette, it’s cratfted from responsibly sourced wool.

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