This super easy styling trick has just been approved by Meghan Markle

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It’s the trick that’s just been legitimised as one of autumn’s key trends. Spotted on the catwalk, street style stars and now The Duchess of Sussex - we guarantee you’ll want to do it, too. 

We can always rely on Meghan Markle to step out in a look that’ll cause instant outfit FOMO, and subsequently make everyone buy exactly what she’s wearing. Yep, this is the ‘Meghan Effect’ and it usually takes hold pretty quickly, causing sell-out pieces within minutes – maximum, hours – of the Duchess wearing them.

Her most recent royal visit – a trip to Sussex – is no different: we saw Meghan wearing a green leather pencil skirt, so we all rushed out to buy a green leather pencil skirt. However, on this occasion, it’s less about what she’s wearing (that £69 & Other Stories blouse is actually still in stock, FYI), but it’s all about how she’s wearing it. 

Confused? Let us break it down for you: when Meghan was in Sussex, she looked to a styling trick that’s already been spotted all over the autumn/winter18 catwalks, not to mention on every cool-girl going. 

We’re talking, of course, about the two-tone colour combo. It’s the effortless way to wear colour this season, and now you’ve clocked it, you’ll realise it’s an instant win in the style department. 

Meghan Markle wearing &Other Stories and Hugo Boss

So, how do you do it? 

Well, just like Meghan, you need to team two separates together in the same colour but a different shade. In Meghan’s case, it’s a forest green shirt (which you can shop below), paired with a slightly lighter pencil skirt from Hugo Boss.

Straight fit silk shirt, £69, & Other Stories

Annoyingly, the skirt in mention has already flown off the virtual shelves and sold out. However, we have found a very similar version from Sosander.

Check it out:

Green leather pencil skirt, £139, Sosander

As mentioned, this colour combo styling trick made an appearance on the Tibi and Jasper Conran catwalks this season, and it’s also been shown on the runway at Agnona: think top-toe-toe yellow shades for spring/summer 19, proving this is one trend that’s sticking around for this season, and beyond.

Still need convincing? The street style set have already cottoned on to the Crayola-cool look and have been wearing every shade from mint, to purple, to rust. 

Here are a few of our favourite two-tone trends in action:

Tibi AW18

Agnona SS19

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand crepe blazer, £724,

Diane Von Furstenburg flared trousers, £297,

Lisa Aiken wears Joseph jumper and skirt

Joseph draped wool and cashmere knit, £545,

Ronley bonded leather skirt, £995, Joseph

Lilac pocket front longline shirt, £19.99, New Look

Flared trousers, £49.99, Mango

Just see this as your simple step to entering autumn/winter in serious style.

Pictures: Getty

Words: Harriet Davey