The $59 Meghan Markle accessory you can buy right now

Julie Tong

Since the announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal engagement, the fashion world has been laser-focused on the Suits star’s style.

Fortunately, there’s still one fashion accessory worn by the future princess — not once, but twice — that’s still available: a skinny black leather belt from US label Aritzia.

While visiting a youth radio station in London this week, Meghan wore the belt as part of a jet-black outfit, along with a Marks & Spencer bell-sleeve blouse and Burberry wide-legged trousers.

Meghan Markle wore this belt on Monday. Photo: Getty

And the accessory, affordably priced at just AU$59, is a steal compared with elements of some of her past sartorial looks.

It turns out that Aritzia is a favourite of Meghan’s, who has worn the brand six times and counting.

For the fashion crowd, Aritzia is the go-to retailer for women seeking timeless wardrobe staples.

Meghan has shown us that she is not into frivolous, fussy, or over-the-top looks when it comes to her fashion choices, instead opting for simple, classic, elegant pieces.
Her aesthetic has already been compared to that of the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, whose signature minimalist style is revered to this day.

The belt retails for AU$59

And, similar to Kate Middleton, Meghan has proved her powerful fashion selling power, which some have already dubbed the “Meghan Markle effect.”

The $750 Line the Label white coat she wore during the couple’s engagement photo call created such a high demand, for example, that the brand’s site crashed; founders of the label then decided to name the coat “Meghan” in her honour.

Meanwhile in December, during one of the actress’ first public outings with Prince Harry in Nottingham, she wore a $790 navy military-style coat by Mackage and carried a $675 burgundy top handle bag by Strathberry — causing both items to sell out almost immediately.

She wore the same belt on her first official public engagement last year. Photo: Getty

On another occasion, she wore a lacy A-line dress by Self-Portrait that wound up the same way: Sold. Out.

We can't wait to see what designer she chooses for her wedding dress in May.

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