Summer might be one of the hardest seasons to dress for, with the ever-shifting temperature extremes from heat to air-conditioning, but doing so with ease isn't entirely impossible. Allow Queen Letizia of Spain to show you how. On a recent holiday to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the queen has been a model for how to stay free and cool amid a heatwave. Lesson one: Stick to lighter colors.
While heading to take their annual summer garden royal family photo at Marivent Palace, she did so in a pair of crisp, white pants, espadrilles, and a cropped, striped blouse with a pop of yellow by Mango. (The top, which retails for $50, is currently sold out but should it become available again you can find it here While matching looks for a family portrait can easily veer on cheesy, Queen Letizia, King Felipe and their two daughters Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia coordinated their looks in a subtle, preppy way. The family stuck to a color palette of mostly white and blue.
While bold patterns aren't Queen Letizia's norm — as, Vogue notes, she usually opts for monochromatic looks — she's taken a stylistic turn as of late. When hosting the annual Balearic Islands reception at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Mallorca, she stunned in an embroidered floral dress, reportedly by Juan Duyos. She paired the look with a pair of red statement heels in snakeskin.
Most recently, Queen Letizia and family repeated their white and blue aesthetic while out and about in Palma de Mallorca, where they once again put forward picture-perfect coordinated looks. The Queen wore a simple, timeless white eyelet dress by Adolfo Dominguez with strappy sandals and one of the summer's most Instagram-worthy accessories, a basket bag. Meanwhile her daughters wore perfectly mismatched striped dresses — of the horizontal and vertical print varieties — and King Felipe opted for a low-key blue look.
Luckily for us non-royals, Queen Letizia's looks are all fairly easy to repeat. What might not come as easy is walking around in the Spanish summer heat like it's no sweat, quite literally.
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