Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Royal Wardrobe, full of surprises

Mette-Marit with the world at her feet in a red coat that wowed in the week
(photo Norway in Canada Twitter)

We live in surprising times and this week has been full of make you sit up and listen moments. Amidst the debate about weighty issues that has affected just about everyone in the past seven days, we all need some fun. As if on cue, the Royal Wardrobe has arrived and in keeping with that whole surprise vibe thing, it's packed with things we weren't expecting. Egg yolk yellow, leather effect and cord skirts are among four outfits that take us from the fifties to the eighties in one fashion sweep. Enjoy, review, enjoy some more and don't forget to vote in the poll (to the right of this post and on the main page as well). Here's this week's Royal Wardrobe, packed with surprises.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was in Canada this week and pulled plenty of surprises on us with a style statement wardrobe filled with stand out chicness and effortless elegance. While there were plenty of hello, that's rather nice moments, it was her red coat worn for the first full day of engagements in Ottawa that got everyone talking. We've got a cowl collar, flared skirt and double breasted top in a fifties style coat that looked super smart and then some. One of Mette-Marit's best looks of 2016.

Straight to the sixties now with Queen Maxima who wore this standout coat during her State Visit to New Zealand this week. What's not to love about this egg yolk yellow coat with its swing skirt? We've got three quarter length sleeves, big pockets and a neat round collar and that's before we get to the rather fabulous hat with matching earrings and shoes. The whole Sixties vibe matches the surprise of the colour and we get an outfit that is already arguing for a place in the end of year run downs. Much like huge chunks of Maxima's wardrobe this year.

Get ready for the Seventies as Crown Princess Mary of Denmark does the whole courderoy skirt thing. Yep, the decade that style forgot was turned into a chic and stylish statement by this fashion forward royal for an event with her Mary Foundation this week. We got a crochet high neck top with tiered cord skirt and a string belt in an homage to the 70s that won all the way for Mary.

Which other royal could do the eighties for the evening with a 21st century twist other than Queen Letizia? For a journalism awards ceremony in Madrid, the style icon consort did peplums and studs to take us back to the future by thirty years. A simple pair of black trousers got the wow factor from a leather effect top with stud detailing and a neat peplum that Letizia rocked. Another bounce back from this royal fashion queen.

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