Spain's Queen Letizia is kicking off 2018 with her signature no nonsense approach to power dressing.
The 45-year-old royal, considered a workwear inspiration for royal fashion followers throughout the world, wore one of her favourite designers for her first solo appearance of the year. Letizia was at a meeting at Fundéu BBVA, a non-profit which aims which aims to maintain the "unity" of the Spanish language, in Madrid on Wednesday, opting for a grey wool suit by Hugo Boss and a black patent leather clutch by the same designer.
But perhaps the real piece de resistance is her black woven ankle boots, adding some edge to an otherwise conservative ensemble. And no one does jewellery better than a queen as her diamond earrings by Spanish brand Gold & Roses proves.
While other European royals have enjoyed a slow return to their duties, it's been a busy start to the year for the former tv jounralist.
Earlier in the week, she joined her husband King Felipe and in-laws former king Juan Carlos and former queen Sofia for a glamorous turn at the Epiphany Day celebrations. The dress code requires her to wear something full length and she opted for a navy velvet gown with collar and button detail by Felipe Varela, her go-to designer for the occasion.
Last week, she celebrated her father-in-law's 80th birthday at their residence in Palace of Zarzuela.