Meghan Markle just showed us how to dress for work in the heatwave

So chic...

meghan markle pencil skirt
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So chic...

We don't know if anybody has mentioned it, but it's pretty hot in the UK right now. So hot in fact, that dressing for work seems almost impossible. Luckily, we've been getting lots of inspiration from the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle stepped out on Monday in a chic pencil skirt by one of her favourite fashion brands, Givenchy. The royal was joined by her husband, Prince Harry, to attend the 2020 UN Nelson Mandela Prize award ceremony at the United Nations in New York.

The Duchess paired the sophisticated skirt with a simple black, short sleeve top, matching suede pumps by Manolo Blahnik and a Mulberry Bayswater bag.

We can't help but think that Meghan's outfit is the perfect office attire for the warmer months.

meghan markle pencil skirt

Getty Images Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP 1241976191
(Image credit: Getty Images Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP 1241976191)

The royal finished off the look with a slicked back ponytail and natural makeup. If you're wondering what products she used, don't forget to check out our complete guide to Meghan's go-to beauty products.

Although the Duchess's exact skirt is no longer available online, we've scoured the internet and found lots of similar styles. Keep on scrolling and get ready to shop...

Get the look: Meghan Markle's pencil skirt:

£860 | MatchesFashion

Givenchy 4G Jacquard Pencil Skirt, £860 | MatchesFashion
If you fancy treating yourself to a Givenchy skirt, we love this stretch-knit number, complete with a side slit hem.

£19.99 | Mango

Opening Pencil Skirt, £19.99 | Mango
This Mango number is a great affordable option, with a midi length, a back slit hem and a zip fastening.

£118 | Reiss

Haisley Tailored Pencil Skirt, £118 | Reiss
Reiss always has lots of workwear staples. This style is high-waisted, with jetted pockets to each hip, a zip closure and a tailored fit.

£25 | M&S

Cotton Blend Ribbed Maxi Pencil Skirt, £25 | M&S
This skirt is crafted from a ribbed cotton-blend fabric for a sleek look and comfortable fit. It has an elegant maxi-length hem and the stretchy elasticated waist makes it easy to pull on.

We recommend styling yours with sandals and a loose-fitting blouse to help battle the heat while still looking smart.

Grace Lindsay

Grace Lindsay is currently Junior Beauty Editor at Who What Wear UK and previously was Marie Claire UK's E-Commerce Writer.  With over three years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, she covers everything from the best make-up and skincare deals to how to shop the stand out trends of the season. When she's not typing away at her laptop, Grace can be found shopping her favourite vintage markets IRL, or catching up on her never-ending list of books to read.