Queen Letizia Of Spain’s Best Style Moments Are So Easy To Recreate
When you think of the Queen's style, Elizabeth II's rainbow-colored coat dresses might be the first things that come to mind. However, the 46-year-old Queen of Spain is much more — shall we say — up to date. Look no further than Queen Letizia of Spain's style for the perfect holiday outfit inspiration.
Even the most royal-obsessed might not recognize Letizia Oritz Rocasolano's name. A former journalist, she married into Spanish royalty in 2004 and instantly became quite possibly the best-dressed Queen of our time. Her personal style is elegant yet timeless, and she isn't afraid to test out the latest trends, either. Take, for example, her recent appearance at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia on Nov. 7, when she sported a sleek sleeveless, V-neck jumpsuit, or the floral-print coat dress she wore on Armed Forces Day earlier in the spring. It's safe to say that Letizia gives "dressing like a queen" a whole new meaning.
From glittery skirts to velvet trousers and tartan sweaters, the trendsetter's outfits are the only inspiration you need for putting together your own holiday party ensembles this season. Ahead, three Queen Letizia-inspired combinations that are fit for royalty (literally).
Metallic & Menswear
On Nov. 12, the royal paired a pretty, pleated maxi skirt in sparkly metallic gold with a long menswear-inspired wool coat. Her ultra-sleek suede ankle boots peeked out below the hem of her skirt and she carried a simple black clutch with gold embellishments. The look balanced super feminine pieces with contrasting menswear, a formula that you can apply to your glitzy New Year's Eve ensemble with an oversized blazer or coat.
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Verlano Pleated Satin Midi Skirt
By Malene Birger
This metallic satin skirt was made for holiday parties, designed with deep-creased pleats allowing for optimal movement on the dance floor.
Pleated Metallic Skirt
Every holiday-ready wardrobe needs a touch of glitter and this silver midi skirt is the most elegant way to add sparkle.
This slightly oversized black blazer will add a necessary touch of masculinity to your ultra-feminine outfits this winter, and its gold embellishments are the perfect match for a metallic skirt.
Whether paired over a glam skirt or not, your winter wardrobe isn't complete without an oversized, menswear-inspired wool trench.
Velvet & Leather
The fashion-forward outfit Letizia wore to Valladolid's SEMINCI Film Festival in Oct. is proof that she's the most stylish Queen. She paired the trendiest velvet wide-leg trousers with a sophisticated leather jacket that zipped up the front and tied around the waist for added definition. Her soft velvet bottoms softened the look of edgy leather, leaving the commoners to wonder why nobody had thought of that combination before.
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The Tommy Velvet Wide-Leg Pants
Copy Queen Letizia's velvet pants with these similar trousers, which feature a sleek and flowy wide-leg fit.
Velvet Pajama Pants
A different variation of the velvet pant, these pajama-style bottoms feature a cozy drawstring waist. Who said you can't wear sleepwear to a holiday party anyway?
Flare Sleeve Tie Waist Faux Leather Top
Pair your velvet trousers with this tie-waist top with a sophisticated faux-leather front and knit back.
Faux Leather Jacket
This cropped faux-leather jacket is a super-affordable version of Queen Letizia's, and it's going to look so fabulous over your fuzzy velvet pants.
Queen Letizia loves her tartan sweater so much she's worn it to more than one publicized event. On the most recent occasion, in Sept., she paired her favorite boxy wide-checked knit with the classiest off-white wide-leg trousers and pointed-toe pumps. A winter-ready sweater like this is versatile — you can dress it up with a maxi skirt or dress it down with a pair of jeans — but the Queen's white pants are super on-trend.
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Checked Linen-Blend Sweater
McQ by Alexander McQueen
This super-soft mohair-blend knit is so winter-ready, and its boxy silhouette is similar to Queen Letizia's, too.
John Paul Richard
Snag this fuzzy sweater while it's on sale. Its wide-check print is super similar to the Queen's.
Plaid Knit Sweater
This short-sleeve sweater has an extra-wide neck and an A-line silhouette designed for a loose and flowy fit.