The King and Queen of Spain started the working week at the closing ceremony of the Telefónica Foundation research project on "The economic value of Spanish". The extensive study set out to quantify the economical the cultural value of having the Spanish language spoken by 500 million people.
Queen Letizia arrived at the Foundation's headquarters in Madrid wrapped up in her black Carolina Herrera fur collar cape.
Once inside the building Queen Letizia showed off her fashion-forward style in an edgy black leather skirt and a feminine pussybow blouse.
The knee-length leather skirt features a high-waist and I think it has either a suede or satin band. The brand/designer is a mystery so please drop me a line if you recognise it! Letizia offset the pencil skirt with a flowing blouse featuring a black-and-white windowpane-print and bow neckline.
The new checked blouse with bow is by Spanish fashion brand, Roberto Verino. The top is from the designer's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection and it had a retail price of €140 before being reduced to €80.
The piece by Roberto Verino marks a designer debut in Letizia's closet. His designs are characterised by an urban and functional style. Verino strongly supports the use of natural materials and has always been one of the figures championing Spanish linen, wool and sheepskin in Europe.
Letizia accessorized the outfit with familiar supplements including her Hugo Boss 'Bespoke' handbag and Carolina Herrera patent and suede pumps.
She finished the look with subtle pink lip gloss and her black starburst drop earrings with diamond hoops.