Meghan makes a subtle statement with her monochrome capsule wardrobe

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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

This Easter weekend saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex return to the spotlight, both appearing at multiple events during the Invictus Games, a sporting spectacle for wounded servicemen and women, which was launched by Harry. This year saw the event take place in The Hague, and Meghan chose a completely monochrome capsule wardrobe for the occasion.

Embracing everything she is known best for in the wardrobe department, including expert tailoring, dainty jewellery and great smart-casual separates, Meghan looked perfectly put-together the entire weekend, and made a real case for embracing capsule classics, particularly in neutral hues, proving that you can make a statement without any colour at all.

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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

The duchess started the weekend off with a white Valentino trouser suit, one which featured wide-legged trousers and a slightly oversized double-breasted blazer. Later, she wore a Khaite bodysuit with tailored trousers as she spoke on stage, while she also teamed a black boucle Celine jacket with jeans and Chanel ballet pumps as she watched some of the competition. She also nailed the smart-casual dress code again with a belted Brandon Maxwell blazer, which she paired with jeans and heels – and later slipped into a white, sleeved mini dress by Valentino.

Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
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Photo credit: Patrick van Katwijk - Getty Images

All in all, it was the perfect comeback wardrobe for the royal – chic, sophisticated but as relaxed as the occasion called for. And, as usual, she stuck to her tried-and-tested fashion formula, embracing the uniform that she has become known for, proving yet again why we should all find those pieces that work for us, and wear them again and again.

If you cast your mind back to Meghan's very first public appearance alongside Prince Harry – which was at the Invictus Games in 2017 – the then-actress' fashion formula was very much the same. At the time, she teamed a crisp white shirt with skinny jeans and ballet pumps, not dissimilar to some of her ensembles this weekend. She knows what works for her, and she rarely steps away from this blueprint.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

If we can take any tips from Meghan's 2022 Invictus Games' wardrobe – and of her fashion ethos more generally – it's that, sometimes, embracing simplicity makes the chicest statement of all.

Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

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