What Meghan Markle wears, the world wants to buy. And the Duchess certainly knows her way around a really good shirt. One of her consistent combinations is a great, smart shirt worn with black jeans or trousers and it's proven time and again to be a winning formula. On a recent visit to the Luminary Bakery in North London – an organisation that helps to empower women who have a social or economic disadvantage – Meghan wore yet another brilliant shirt, this time from a brand she's championed in the past.
With Nothing Underneath is a British label founded in 2017 by Pip Durell, who had previously worked for both Vogue and Tatler. The idea was to make 'the perfect everyday boyfriend shirt,' according to the brand, resulting in a collection of 100% poplin cotton, sustainable wardrobe essentials that are all designed in London.
Meghan chose the WNU's Blue & White Stripe shirt when she helped style the photoshoot for her Smart Works campaign, as seen in behind-the-scenes videos released on Instagram. Now, she's worn the brand's White and Midnight Blue Stripe Shirt, which is a reasonable £80 and still in stock in all sizes.
Over the past couple of years, Meghan has worn an increasing amount of sustainable brands, becoming the unofficial ambassador for a more conscious approach to fashion. In many ways, she has inadvertently become a sustainable influencer of sorts, given that anything she wears is immediately sought out around the world. The fact that she is championing small, independent labels such as WNU means she's giving a platform to lesser known designers, too.
At the event held at the bakery, Meghan spoke openly and honestly with the women present. As The Telegraph reported, she worked to put everyone at their ease, saying: 'One of the things I have realised since being here [in the UK] is that people have an expectation when I’m coming somewhere, so I’m like, let’s just be really relaxed, keep everyone nice and chilled, because at the end of the day we’re all just women. We all have a story to tell, and I feel honoured that I am getting to hear yours.'