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Meghan Merkel hosted her daughter Lilibet “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor’s first birthday party this week. For the occasion, she chose an outfit that immediately enchanted the images of Princess Diana’s holiday outfit. Merkel, who welcomed close friends and family to an intimate backyard picnic with husband Harry at their Frogmore cottage home in Windsor, was quite naturally present. Photo series Published by photographer Misan Harriman. The Duchess wore a fitted, lightweight sweater with pinstripe linen trousers, which perfectly complemented the powdery-blue dress with lily flounces, floater sleeves. Opting for minimal accessories and makeup, Merkel wore her updated engagement ring and timeless wedding band.
The 40-year-old activist, philanthropist and author maintains a dress full of sophisticated basics that doubles as a workwear staple, but with her signature “Merkel Sparkle” she styles them in a calm, modern way reminiscent of California, her home state. Often completes her look with delicate, everyday jewelry or reveals cool inconsistencies with a casual untuck. No matter what style she wears, her outfits are reliable but still luxurious. Familiar words? Merkel’s satire combinations are often drawn to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, in the 80’s. Dianao was known for caping her paddle pusher with fashion-forward sunglasses or boat shoes and a chic timepiece in polo matches, with sporty pinstripe, casual blouses, and sharecro pants.
Lately, we’ve seen the Merkel Channel Diana in different ways in public. Most recently, she opted for the Platinum Jubilee Weekend at Trooping the Color with a belted coat dress and elegant gloves from Dior Haute Couture and a late royal signature color palette on a navy-and-white wide-collar hat.
In front, look for the Princess of Wales in pinstripe pants reminiscent of Merkel, then shop for a classic summer look yourself.