Royal couple king Felipe VI of Spain and queen Letizia welcomed president Xi Jinping of China and first lady Peng Liyuan, who are on a three-day state visit in Spain, at the Royal Palace of Madrid, this week. For the occasion, Queen Letizia – who is one to break royal protocol with her fashion choices from time to time, albeit in ways that are still elegant and polished – wore a surprising affordable label.
Letizia wore a long-sleeved, floral and bird-embroidered midi dress by the British fast-fashion brand Asos, which retails for £93. She continued the style’s muted palette – all beige, mossy green and dusty pink – by accessorising with a matching nude Magrit clutch, and simple pointed pumps. Meanwhile, two-toned earrings by Coolok in emerald and pink lent just the right amount of colour.
This isn’t the first time Letizia has veered toward accessible pieces: in the past, she’s also worn a denim Hugo Boss wrap dress on multiple occasions, as well as a pair of affordable Spanish espadrilles. And then there are the Steve Madden Lucite mules she’s stepped out in on multiple occasions.
This article was originally published on Vogue.com