From a neutral-nail-polish-only protocol to a strict pantyhose rule, royal style isn’t exactly what we’d call free-spirited. So how do Meg, Kate and the rest of the noble set get away with wearing (gasp!) jeans? Here are five tried-and-true denim outfit formulas that make the cut—and how to recreate each.
*This* Is How You Wear Denim Like a Royal
Ripped Skinnies + White Button-front + Tortoiseshell Frames
Skinnies + Stripes + Wedges
Boyfriend Jeans + Trench Coat + Loafers
If you thought cuffed boyfriend jeans weren’t, well, royal enough for the Royals, Lady Violet Manners is here to prove you wrong. She shows us how it’s done by upping the polish with a long trench and leather loafers.
Denim Dress + Heels + Clutch
Think outside of the jeans box and switch things up like Meghan by wearing denim head to toe as a belted midi dress. The dark wash keeps it sleek and regal, and the contrasting accessories are a stylish finishing touch.