Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s chic duchess style is all kind of wardrobe inspo, but Queen Letizia of Spain is quietly making the case that she is, in fact, the most fashionable royal around. For the opening of the International Seminar on Language and Journalism in San Millan de la Cogolla on Tuesday, May 29, the 45-year-old former journalist stepped out in leather leggings, a pink printed coat and black pumps — and we can’t get enough of the unexpected look!
Redefining both royal and professional wear, the mom of two was modern and elegant in her fitted ankle-length pants by Spanish high street brand Uterque, Astos Lombardini day coat and Carolina Herrera stilettos. And it’s not the first time we’ve seen the nappa leather design on the monarch. She looked equally chic in April when she paired them with a crisp white Massimo Dutti sleeveless blazer and black mules for an event.
Clearly a fan of adding some edge to her sophisticated stye with leather, Letizia opted for a trendy zip-front cropped culotte by the same brand while on official business in Madrid in February 2016. She completed that look with a tailored Hugo Boss button-down, pink Carolina Herrera coat and Magrit lace-up sandals that, all told, was simply stunning. Who knew leather could be so versatile?
Since you clearly cannot go wrong with a pair of leather pants, we are taking fashion cues from the Spanish Queen and investing in a pair ASAP. Whether you are looking to splurge on a genuine design or are all about the faux-effect, we’ve rounded up the best legging styles. Keep scrolling to see our favorites!