Fashion 9 Fashion Rules Meghan Markle Has Perfected The Duchess is doing it right. By Kristina Rutkowski and Amber Rambharose Updated on May 22, 2023 @ 02:39PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Getty Images Following fashion rules to the letter can be exhausting, but there are a few "rules" that really do stand the test of time when applied to your own unique aesthetic. One of those rules: Keep things simple. From simplicity stems chicness, as fashion icons Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, and everyone's favorite stateside Duchess Meghan Markle have all proven. The power of minimalism and simplicity can transform the most basic wardrobe staples into something magical. So, we took a page (or a few) from Meghan’s book of style to dissect the tips and tricks that create a wardrobe that will stand the test of time. Find our nine rules below that will guide you in creating your own fashion legacy, royal title or not. 01 of 09 STOCK UP ON WARDROBE BASICS Getty Images A turtleneck may seem basic, but it is a closet essential that pulls any outfit together in just the right way. Loading up on closet classics in neutrals is the modern-day dressing no-brainer. 02 of 09 THE LITTLE BLACK SUIT IS A CLOSET MUST-HAVE Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Look for a slim, tailored suit like Meghan’s. Add a silky white button-down and classic pointed pumps for the perfectly polished office to date-night look. 03 of 09 MATCH YOUR ACCESSORIES Getty Images Tonal accessories make for great outfit additions. A bag and heels in a luxurious shade of cream complement a white suit perfectly without being too on the nose. 04 of 09 KEEP IT CASUAL WITH A BUTTON DOWN AND JEANS Getty Images A simple white top and great-fitting blue jeans make a winning outfit combo that looks effortlessly pulled together. Add classic accessories like a simple flat and a chic twill blazer and you have the perfect go-to weekend outfit. 05 of 09 LOOK FOR STILETTOS THAT ADD POLISH Getty Images Meghan regularly rocks a closed toe pointy stiletto when out and about. Although black is always a fail-proof color choice, we love a variation in nude with an understated ankle strap that will dress up just about anything. 06 of 09 INVEST IN A LADYLIKE HANDBAG Getty Images Meghan regularly amps up a simple outfit with a great handbag. Look for structured silhouettes with modern accents that will stand the test of time to add a little extra to your everyday wardrobe. 07 of 09 OUTERWEAR MAKES OR BREAKS A WINTER OUTFIT Getty Images She may be a Cali girl again, but Meghan has no shortage of great coats in her closet. Consider this when shopping for the fall season as the perfect coat truly makes or breaks an outfit during the colder months. 08 of 09 DON'T BE AFRAID TO SHOW A LITTLE SKIN Getty Images Subtle hits of skin are A-OK in the fashion rule book. Look for an open neckline like Meghan's tailored halter top to keep things feminine but still appropriate for a work event or important meeting when worn with a cardigan or blazer. 09 of 09 PERFECT EASY STYLING TRICKS Chris Jackson/Getty Images No matter what outfit Meghan is wearing, every detail is thought out, no matter how (seemingly) small. For instance, the sash on her trench is perfectly tied, expertly pulling the look together.