This week, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry hosted local charities including Food Bank, Calm For Kids, and Heal The Ocean at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.
After watching Harry play in a polo match, Meghan and her husband were caught sharing a kiss – a rare sighting for royal couples, but a more regular occurrence for the Sussexes.
However, the Duchess of Sussex stole the show in arguably her most regal look since leaving the royal family.
To support her husband, Meghan styled long high-waist shorts from New York label Khaite with a long-sleeve black and white polka dot blouse, which she brought together with a black leather belt.
She elevated the preppy outfit with Aquazurra black heels, dark tinted classic sunglasses, and an oversized hat.
Since large hats are often worn by royal ladies at official events including the Ascot races and church services, it was a surprise to see Meghan don one in the Californian sun.
Meghan’s blouse certainly reminded us of the elegant Alessandra Rich polka-dot midi dress Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore to attend the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey in March.
The duchesses may be more likely to have designer polka dot pieces in their wardrobe, but it’s a classic print that anyone with any budget can wear.
A dotty blouse can be dressed up and down depending on the event and can see you through from school drop off to your first meeting at work.
Because Meghan’s outfit hit all the right sartorial notes, we have found some uncanny dupes so you can enjoy styling your own low-maintenance but high impact look.