Queen Letizia Wears the Perfect Red Leather Pants

It’s easy to assume a royal wardrobe can consist only of custom designer pieces, quality vintage artifacts, and luxury items passed down for generations—but every time we get dizzy imagining the unattainable lifestyles of the world’s ruling families, Spain’s Queen Letizia brings us back down to earth.

The glamorous wife of King Felipe VI is constantly proving that royal fashion is what you make it; and if you don’t believe us, just take a look at some of her past outfits made up of affordable pieces from Mango, Zara, and most recently, Hugo Boss.

Today, the king and queen held a ceremony at the Royal Palace El Pardo, in Madrid, to present the National Sports Awards. For the occasion, Letizia chose a business-casual ensemble that championed the current pop-of-red trend in the most elegant way. It was composed of a breezy ivory bow blouse by Carolina Herrera tucked into the most perfect high-waisted leather pants in a smoky red hue, by Hugo Boss. The biker-esque straight-leg trousers ended just above the queen’s ankles, lending the spotlight then to her pointy leather kitten-heel pumps from Spanish brand Magrit in the same tone.

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As readers know, red—in all its deep and bright shades—is having a big moment, even among royalty. Last year, England’s Princess Catherine debuted various incredible candy-apple red ensembles, and now Letizia is giving her signature high-low treatment to merlot red.

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Letizia finished her look today with a white leather belt with a sleek silver buckle, small gold teardrop earrings from PDPaola, and a gold ring from Coreterno. She further embraced her look’s rouge theme with her makeup, which included a maroon smoky eye, blush, and a glossy pink lip. Her brown hair was styled in a straight, side-parted ’do.

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Rosa Sanchez is the senior news editor at Harper’s Bazaar, working on news as it relates to entertainment, fashion, and culture. Previously, she was a news editor at ABC News and, prior to that, a managing editor of celebrity news at American Media. She has also written features for Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Forbes, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets.