Fall is nearing, and the signs of its official arrival are very clear. The PSL has officially dropped at a Starbucks near you (yes, really); the leaves are starting to crunch; and the temperatures are slowly but surely dropping into those cozy digits. Another sign that it's starting to feel a lot like autumn? The sheer influx of plaid staples on the street-style scene. That's right, the checked pattern is synonymous with the cold-weather season, and celebs and royalty alike clearly can't wait to dive right in. Queen Letizia's plaid pants are the latest piece of fashion proof.
It's true: The Queen of Spain can pull off just about any old wardrobe essential and make it look 10-times chicer than the average person. She plays favorites with red dresses (bonus if they have a belted waistline), she's tried her hand at the neon-pink trend, and she's been fully on board the jumpsuit train this season. Her attire is the work-to-play inspiration you need in your life, and her most recent ensemble is right in line with her trend-savvy but refined sensibilities.
On Aug. 27, Letizia and her family were spotted at the Quiron Hospital in Spain, where they visited King Juan Carlos after his successful heart surgery. Off-duty chic was the overall style theme for the royals (think: cool denim, comfy white sneakers, and laid-back frocks), which is good news for you, because that means you can easily work said sartorial moment into your own day-to-day, too.
Queen Letizia kept it casual for the outing, but don't expect to see her in a pair of jeans. No, rather than reaching for denim, the royal opted for a pair of plaid trousers that were equal parts easygoing but still refined. Plus, her decision to cuff the hem added to the bottom's nonchalant vibe.
She teamed the pants with a white, long-sleeve button-down, a black crossbody bag, and a pair of crisp white sneakers (wait, what?) Yep, on Tues., Letizia swapped out her signature stilettos for the ultimate comfort shoes. Her daughters opted for similar styles, as well.
So, get in the fall spirit by shopping The Zoe Report's roundup of plaid trousers, all inspired by Queen Letizia's, below.