Let’s face it. We’re in the depths of winter. It’s cold, it’s dreary and it’s sometimes hard to find the inspiration to look as put together as our fashion muse, Meghan Markle. With the Tig having shut down, we were saddened that several years of archives – including amazing tips & IDs from Meghan herself on her fashion choices – would be lost to the depths of the internet. Luckily, we were able to track down the archives and today we’re sharing some of Meghan’s winter style tips with you in a the next instalment of the Tig Throwback Thursdays series to cover even more Meghan style & fashion.
Meghan is a veteran of cold weather dressing having lived in Toronto for the filming of Suits for years. We have seen several of her winter outfits catalogued on the blog before, including her winter shopping outfit with Jessica Mulroney or her parka style while walking her dogs.
But what trends did Meghan share exclusively on the Tig about her winter style?
Pull out the Shearling
Shearling is a timeless classic and Meghan fully approves of the faux shearling look in her winter style, saying:
We tend to associate shearling with a rugged man’s leather jacket (think WWII flight jackets). If you can’t dig one of these classics out of your father’s closet, we are seeing this cozy, plush lining in a range of silhouettes this season, and not just as an inner lining! Faux shearling is generally thicker, warmer and softer than other synthetic furs, which is key in this frigid weather. Shearling isn’t just for your flight crew, velvet isn’t just for a holiday dress.
Florals are often seen as a summer print, but not in Meghan’s book! She shares:
Winter florals are always a favorite and a great way for the monochromatic and all-black lovers to experiment with subtle patterns. They are also safer to wear professionally as the prints tend to be much more melancholy than the bright floral prints we see in spring and summer seasons.
Meghan shared this dress as being a great example of a winter floral.
It’s no secret that Meghan has pulled out a few high shine looks in the past (that Misha Nonoo Liquid Metal Dress, anyone?) but she recommends others check it out as well:
For those less likely to stick to an all-black ensemble, high-shine and luxe embellishments are a must. Perhaps it was the Star Wars or disco fever. This shimmering trend can be subtly peppered into a casual look, or completed with a head-to-toe evening/cocktail look.
Meghan recommended a fun sequin skirt – at budget approved prices from H&M – to complete the high shine look.
Some of us might throw on a casual sweater to get out the door on the weekend because it’s comfortable and cozy when the weather is cool, and Meghan Markle is no exception. BUT, she does still say that you can one comfortable while being put together:
Comfort is key, but keeping it feminine and polished is also important. The sweater skirt is [one of] the best way[s] to achieve the slouchy, comfy look while remaining fashion forward, chic and put together! Pair it with an equally cozy sweater, pom-pom hat, and flat for an off-duty, elevated weekend look.
Meghan recommended this sweater skirt from Halogen as one of her top picks.
We’d love to know what else you’d like for us to unearth from the Tig archives! Leave us a comment below.