It’s almost hard to remember a time before Meghan Markle’s every outfit change was documented and tracked down, credit for credit. Up until this point, the best any royal fan could do was to shop the pieces she wore to channel the duchess’s refined, understated, small-business supporting style—which they did in a huge way, causing even the smallest business to rack up massive waitlists almost instantaneously. But nothing will compare to the responses to Markle’s personally curated fashion collection for charity, available for purchase today.
In partnership with Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Jigsaw, and personal friend and designer Misha Nonoo, Markle created a limited-edition capsule that follows a one-for-one model: For every piece sold, one will be donated to Smart Works to help underprivileged and unemployed women dress, prepare for, and ultimately ace job interviews. Which is wonderful news for anyone who appreciates a good cause as much as a work bag.
“Since moving to the UK, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact,” the Duchess said on the Sussex Royal Instagram. “It was just last September that we launched the ‘Together’ cookbook with the women of the Hubb Kitchen in Grenfell. Today, a year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good.”
“Thank you to the four brands who came together in supporting Smart Works on this special project—placing purpose over profit and community over competition,” she continued. “In convening several companies rather than one, we’ve demonstrated how we can work collectively to empower each other—another layer to this communal success story, that I am so proud to be a part of.”
A dress, pair of perfect work pants, a blazer, and a blouse also the fill out the Markle-approved line, priced reasonably. (Most pieces are under $250.) Markle unveiled the collection at a rooftop launch event in London and you can shop it right now.
There’s a chic work tote (available in brown and black):
… a versatile blazer:
… a slim fit work pant (available in black and navy):
… a day dress (available in black, blue, and pink):
… and a crisp white button down:
Fashion fit for a Duchess and that benefits a good cause? That’s shopping we can get behind.