Queen Letizia is the latest star in a long line of stylish royals — and one that is regularly spotted wearing head-to-toe white, even during fall and winter.
True, we’ve been hearing all our lives that one must transfer to darker hues come Sept., but fashion experts such as Karl Lagerfeld and Diane Lane have shown that some "rules" are simply outdated traditions. (We can’t think of a good reason to support an embargo on a color for 50 percent of the year.)
As we prep for our fall wardrobes, throw off the yoke of "no white after Labor Day" and take a few sartorial cues from Spain's effortlessly elegant queen:
You can’t go wrong with winter whites in a chic skirt suit — and we can’t get enough of this timeless look, whether it’s clean in crisp white or trimmed with embellishments.
Save: Le suit pleated-jacket skirt suit, $99.99, macys.com
Splurge: Tahari ASL beaded skirt suit, $192, belk.com
Nothing says power suit like a pair of sophisticated trousers. Queen Letizia sparks major closet envy and makes us re-examine the codes of fall fashion in this elegant head-to-toe white ensemble.
Save: Haolgen suiting, $29.90, nordstrom.com
Splurge: Double breasted pantsuit, $79.99, jessicalondon.com
There’s nothing we love more than getting the most bang for our buck and Letizia gave us a royal cue by pairing more casual separates with traditional office-wear. When the temperatures drop, we like mixing our favorite weekend shirts with a textured sweater skirt or a fitted underpinning with a mod pleat skirt.
One simple way to update your wardrobe? Fur! Get fuzzy in faux or snuggle up in a cozy sweater fabric like merino wool.
Save: Collarless long wool coat, $86, jollychic.com
Splurge: Faux furt coat, $169, zara.com
Having the right sheath dress is essential; it provides the calm in the "I-have-nothing-to-wear" storm. We love the simplicity and the ease of the queen’s 3/4-sleeve dress.
Save: White ponte knit dress, $59.99, bananarepublic.com
Splurge: Melanie Dress, $190, usonline.apc.fr