Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Letizia's Looks: July

Queen Letizia of Spain has had a busy July 2016
(photo @FEDEPE Twitter)

Queen Letizia of Spain has her last official engagement of July today according to her agenda so it feels like a good time to reflect on this particular royal wardrobe. Letizia had a quiet start to the year, partly due to the ongoing political situation in Spain, but the summer has been a busy one for this consort. So to start a summer of looking back at what's been in the royal wardrobe during 2016, here's a round up of Letizia's Looks during July.

Queen Letizia started the month in a simple black dress we've seen before which is all about cut out on the collar and the ruching it gives way to.

Add in a pair of strappy sandals and an elegant updo and this look, for the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards on July 1st in Girona is a pretty good beginning to what turned out to be a long month for Letizia.


Moving on four days and Letizia was in Madrid to help King Felipe VI present the Iberdrola scholarships at a ceremony at the company's headquarters in a new dress.


The jury is still out on this dress which is on trend (of course, this is Letizia) but on the verge of being a nightie rather than a day outfit. The fact that the bag and shoes don't seem to match it or each other is another reason to put this July 5th effort on the less successful list.

Later that day, Letizia went back to black as she chose a vest top and trousers and very strappy shoes for a night out at the Rod Stewart concert in Madrid with her husband. Pretty spot on for a big night out with the new knight of music.

Queen Letizia was matched to perfection for her next appearance in Paris on July 7th. She was attending the conference on health and climate being held in the French capital.

The Queen of Spain chose a navy ruched sleeveless top with fitted white knee length skirt. There was a white clutch bag and navy forties style shoes as well as dark blue and mother of pearl effect earrings to add to the sense of total co-ordination. This was pure class from Letizia and an easy contender for her best outfit of the month.

The following day saw Letizia present awards for those in the field of disability at a ceremony at the Pardo Palace in Madrid.

For the Queen Letizia Awards, she chose a cream skirt with a pale blue tweed jacket with navy trim. Letizia needs to still to the navy and white, it suits her and then some.

There were more awards for Letizia to hand out on July 12th when she headed to the Archaeological Museum of Madrid for the Spain India Foundation Prizes.

For this event, she chose a white shift dress with statement earrings and snakeskin effect shoes. Summer style at its best.

Letizia faced one of her regular style dilemmas on July 14th when she accompanied King Felipe VI to Zaragoza to take part in a ceremony presenting offices to the Spanish Army.

In the past, she's been criticised for being too informal at major military events and this time round she rewore a Hugh Boss flower print dress which has already worked evening and daytime events. With a rather severe updo and neutral bag and shoes this was a solid if slightly underwhelming appearance this time round.

Letizia and Felipe already had an a series of audiences in their diary for July 15th when other events took hold. Following the terrorist attack in Nice, the royal couple also had a visit to the French Embassy in Spain that day so Letizia's look was sombre and appropriate, based around black trousers and a black mix top.

When you're a royal style icon and you're presenting fashion awards, you're going to need your A game and that's precisely what Letizia brought with her to the Museo del Traje in Madrid on July 21st.

What's not to love about this bright print shift dress? From the tropical pattern to the half length sleeves to the forties shoes to the pink bag actually working with something, this is a dream of a look and one already staking  a claim to a place in the top ten for 2016.

Letizia went for pale and interesting for a visit to Oviedo on July 22nd where she opened the summer school of the International School of Music.

The white trousers and flesh coloured vest top have been seen before but even in the hot summer sun they verge on the bland and the cream shoes just didn't work this time round. Not the best we've seen in July 2016.

The Queen of Spain was at the Cecilio Rodriguez Gardens in Madrid on July 26th to present the FEDEPE awards in another look that won mixed reviews.

Letizia chose a white  Fifties style dress with cut away neck and flared skirt. But the snakeskin shoes seem slightly out of time with the dress and the almost 18th century style adornments on the bag. Overall, a winner though.

For what is currently her final scheduled engagement for July, Queen Letizia reminded us all just how fashion forward she is with a nod to a big autumn winter trend as she donned a big print with a hint of brown and navy.

Add in a pair of so now they were here last week shoes and this outfit, chosen for a meeting with the directors of the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, is a reminder - should you need one - that Letizia reigns as a royal style icon.

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