The King and Queen of Spain showed support for a group of elite athletes on one of the first days of activity since coronavirus confinement at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento del Consejo Superior de Deportes (High-Performance Center of the Higher Sports Council) in Madrid.
Their Majesties were received by the Minister of Culture and Sports and by the President of the Superior Council of Sports with whom they held a meeting on the current situation and challenges of the Higher Sports Council.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia toured part of the sports facilities of the High-Performance Center, they witnessed the training exercises of Carolina Marin, Lidia Valentín, Rey Zapata, Sara Andrés, Mohamed Enhamed, Desirée Vilas, among other athletes, Olympic and Paralympic athletes and male and female teams from different disciplines. Concluding, Their Majesties visited the Joaquin Blume Residence, a boarding school, which has reopened its doors, welcoming back young athletes.
Queen Letizia stepped out in a partly new white trouser suit, consisting of a single-breasted blazer with flap pockets, and cropped wide-leg sailor pants.
The coordinating separates by Carolina Herrera are made from gabardine fabric and are decorated with metallic buttons.
The jacket silhouette looks identical to the Carolina Herrera suit jacket she wore in May of 2018 with a longer pair of wide-leg trousers. I think the only difference are the buttons. The jacket below appears to have covered buttons.
The Spanish queen complemented the pale suit with a beige polka-dot print cami by Mango. The $29.99 Mango 'Lula' top is made from a flowy fabric and designed with thin straps, a square neckline, and button fastening at back.
Letizia kept the look cool and casual with her Mint&Rose 'Sardinia' espadrille wedges.
9/6/2020 07:09:36 pm
I thought we may start to see some colour once the official mourning finished in Spain, I'm very happy It seems to be true. I really like this summery outfit
9/6/2020 09:27:27 pm
Good observation Ana. Bring on the colour I say!
11/6/2020 06:25:22 pm
That's right!! She has been wearing mourning bacause it was declared a "mourning time" in Spain, the longest since democracy.
10/6/2020 03:49:38 am
It's so refreshing to see Letizia in some bright colours for a change. The blazer looks great with the polka dot top inside but I don't like the short cropped pants. They would look better in a slim fit rather than flared IMHO. It looks like summer has arrived in Spain.
10/6/2020 06:21:20 am
I'm afraid this outfit hasn't worked for me so I hope others are fully paid-up fans of it, I feel I'm letting the side down! But again I suffer from not being a fan of wide crops and I find the combination with wedge espadrilles only contributes to an element of clunkiness. I'm no fan of wedge heels either, so this is not my day.
10/6/2020 01:01:58 pm
I agree with what you say, Bertie. The wide crops and wedge shoes makes for a very chunky/clunky look. If these pants were longer and more tapered this would be a great outfit. The brighter colours, although white is hardly bright, are a nice relief.
11/6/2020 01:16:43 am
I suppose it must just be a fashion thing and one I'm unable to get on board with! Letizia looks great in slim-leg crops.
10/6/2020 06:25:10 am
10/6/2020 02:09:59 pm
I just noticed that she's wearing her gold Karen Hallem ring . I have the ring in silver and wore it today at a socially distant lunch with my friends! I love this ring and it is extremely comfortable and stylish.
10/6/2020 02:39:41 pm
She never takes it off! The design is so unique and contemporary. It's lovely to hear you were able to show it off today :)
10/6/2020 09:28:56 pm
I am thrilled to see her out of black! And I adore the top. Unlike everyone else though, I really like the pants and shoes and think the jacket doesn't work! It's so nice seeing her outfit looking less severe, and the jacket seems too formal and long and big for the rest of the outfit. Sorry!!!
12/6/2020 05:59:26 am
I think you're right to focus on the jacket, I think the problem is the jacket doesn't seem to belong with these trousers on this outing at least. Jennifer may have identified the problem by pointing out the difficulty of wearing the jacket open where the model shows it buttoned. Never apologise for having a different opinion, it puts you in a special class of your own!
11/6/2020 07:06:32 am
On the model, this suit is streamlined, neat, and long, a beautiful outfit embodying European City style. However, on the Queen, it doesn't quite work. I think this was the wrong event to debut this elegant two-piece, for the strongest result, strict styling similar to the Carolina Herrera lookbook was needed. The undone blazer, untucked top, and alpargatas add bulk and heaviness to the look, I also agree with Catherine that the trousers are a smidgen too long. I was shocked that the top retailed at $29.00, it's 100% viscose and there is no shape... Without darts at the bust line or tapering at the side seams, I'm unsure as to how comfortably it would sit under a waistband. I hope we see this suit repeated for the opening of an exhibition or conference where it can be confidently presented with sleeker styling. Inspired by the lookbook I would team it with white sandals or pumps, matching in colour - a fitted crew neck top and handbag, the blazer worn closed and silver jewellery to complement the trimmings on the suit. For this occasion, I think Letizia would have fared better with white slim-fit trousers and her Castaner alpargatas, an ensemble resembling the impeccable white outfit worn in Honduras in 2015.
11/6/2020 06:12:01 pm
I would have worn this one, I prefer those trousers. Designers say that crop pants make you come across as taller...I do not agree though. However they might be confortable.
11/6/2020 10:01:54 pm
Oh sorry!! This one!!
12/6/2020 05:52:07 am
Hi Wendy, I loved that outfit! It was so fresh and crisp, it would have worked brilliantly for yesterday's event! It's hard to say whether cropped trousers make people look taller, but I think the right pair is irresistibly chic when paired with harmonious styling, reminding me of Audrey Hepburn's aesthetic.
12/6/2020 07:21:28 pm
Agree Jennifer, Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of the elegance, but as Grace Kelly, I think it was themselves more than the clothes...their tiny moves, the softness...
12/6/2020 05:56:17 am
Great to have you back commenting again, it begins to feel like we could really start having some royal fashion fun again :) Thanks so much for all your work in helping keep our favourite royal page going during lockdown.
12/6/2020 10:32:43 am
I'm so excited to see our community coming back to life! I'm so grateful Jennifer was there through the low times. She has sustained this blog and kept me motivated to keep posting! I'm hoping for brighter days ahead where we can indulge in some royal fashion fun!
12/6/2020 10:43:18 pm
This has proved our most lively post since trouble started - we are resilient!
13/6/2020 07:14:01 am
Hi Bertie, Elizabeth, and Sandy, it's a pleasure. During months of lockdown, it's given my evenings a purpose and routine to look forward to, having felt so helpless. Hoping for brighter days ahead :o) and enjoying this wonderful community, I've missed you all!
12/6/2020 08:38:59 pm
Welcome back, Jennifer. I missed your comments!
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