Thursday 21 June 2018

Spain's Queen Letizia recycles power suit and adds some edge with killer boots

Queen Letizia of Spain is seen arriving at a meeting at Fundeu BBVA on January 10, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Queen Letizia of Spain is seen arriving at a meeting at Fundeu BBVA on January 10, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Queen Letizia of Spain attends a meeting at the Fundeu BBVA Foundation on January 10, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/GC Images)
Former King of Spain Juan Carlos I, Former Queen of Spain Sofia, their son Spain's King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia attend the Epiphany Day celebrations (Pascua Militar) at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool
Former King of Spain Juan Carlos I and his wife, former queen Sofia, follow their son Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia during the Epiphany Day celebrations (Pascua Militar) at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool
Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrive to attend the Epiphany Day celebrations (Pascua Militar) at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool
Queen Letizia of Spain attends 'Accion Magistral 2017' awards on December 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Queen Letizia of Spain attends 'Accion Magistral 2017' awards on December 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Former King of Spain Juan Carlos I, Former Queen of Spain Sofia, their son Spain's King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia welcome their guests during the Epiphany Day celebrations (Pascua Militar) at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain January 6,2018. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

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.

Queen Letizia of Spain attends a meeting at the Fundeu BBVA Foundation on January 10, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/GC Images)
Queen Letizia of Spain attends a meeting at the Fundeu BBVA Foundation on January 10, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/GC Images)

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.

Former King of Spain Juan Carlos I and his wife, former queen Sofia, follow their son Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia during the Epiphany Day celebrations (Pascua Militar) at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool
Former King of Spain Juan Carlos I and his wife, former queen Sofia, follow their son Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia during the Epiphany Day celebrations (Pascua Militar) at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool

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