Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has done what I once considered to be the impossible—she has convinced me that I need to buy and wear a pair of shorts this summer. Attending a polo match in Santa Barbara, the royal was clearly keen to flex her fashion muscles, as she wore what I would say is one of her chicest ensembles to date. A bold claim considering her solid sartorial track record, but the way in which she styled her shorts is nothing less than a masterclass in looking elevated and polished.
The shorts in question are no tatty denim cut-offs, either. Instead, Markle opted for a pair of now-sold-out loose-fitting, tailored shorts by Khaite, a brand she and countless other celebrities, including Katie Holmes and Dakota Johnson, are firm fans of. Pairing them with a timeless Celine polka-dot blouse, statement sunglasses, her fail-safe Aquazzura heels and a black wide-brim hat, Markle understood (and aced) the assignment with her glamorous attire.