Duchess Meghan Takes On Business Casual in Cozy Knits, Uncharacteristically Laid-Back Jeans

Duchess Meghan is in her business mogul era, and taking a laid-back approach to dressing the part.

On Thursday night, the Duchess of Sussex headed out for a dinner meeting at Studio City’s Asanebo, with Terry Wood, executive vice president at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. Wood was an executive producer on Winfrey and Prince Harry’s 2021 Apple TV+ miniseries on mental health, The Me You Can’t See, as well as on Winfrey’s Emmy-nominated interview with the Sussexes that same year.

For the evening out, Meghan swapped her typical uniform of wide-leg trousers and a tailored blazer for something more relaxed and casual. The easygoing dinner look consisted of a speckled gray knit sweater tucked into black high-rise skinny jeans. She topped off the look with a pair of grayish-mauve Chanel ballet flats, complete with a dainty bow attached to the toe, and a spacious gray tote bag bearing a geometric pattern. Over one arm, she slung a long navy blue coat, which she slipped into while exiting the restaurant after dinner.

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Though we don’t know yet what will come of the duchess’s meeting with Wood, we do know Meghan has been busy making moves in the new year. She and Harry relaunched their official Sussex.com website earlier this month, and soon after, she announced a deal with Lemonada Media to create a brand-new podcast series.

“I’m proud to now be able to share that I am joining the brilliant team at Lemonada to continue my love of podcasting,” Meghan said in a statement. “Being able to support a female-founded company with a roster of thought-provoking and highly entertaining podcasts is a fantastic way to kick off 2024. Our plans to rerelease Archetypes, so that more people can now have access to it, as well as launching a dynamic new podcast are well in the works. I’m so eager to be able to share it soon, and am overjoyed to be joining the Lemonada family.”

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As an associate editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com, Chelsey keeps a finger on the pulse on all things celeb news. She also writes on social movements, connecting with activists leading the fight on workers’ rights, climate justice, and more. Offline, she’s probably spending too much time on TikTok, rewatching Emma (the 2020 version, of course), or buying yet another corset.