In her first year as the Queen of Spain, Letizia has cemented her status as a royal style icon. She has shown she is not afraid to experiment with her fashion choices, successfully wearing every style from bohemian chic to regal elegance.
Throughout the year, Queen Letizia predominantly turned to Felipe Varela to outfit her for stately engagements, including the historic Proclamation of her husband, King Felipe VI. In total, Letizia debuted 23 ensembles from the chief Spanish designer in her first year as queen consort:
However, Felipe Verla was not the only haute couture designer worn by the new queen. Letizia branched out and incorporated ready-to-wear pieces from Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera,
and Italian-born French designer, Nina Ricci:
In her maiden year as queen, Letizia continued her fashion love affair with Hugo Boss, relying on the German brand for both her professional and casual outfits.
In the past 12 months, Queen Letizia debuted dozens of new outfits, but the thrifty royal also recycled countless pieces from previous years, keeping in line with Spain's tone of austerity. She confidently mixed high-end fashion with budget-friendly garments, particularly from fast-fashion giant, Mango.
I have thoroughly enjoyed documenting Queen Letitia's sartorial choices over the past year. While it's difficult to pick a favorite outfit, I do have a few standouts from the year:
What is your favorite outfit? View them all here.