5 Unexpected Style Lessons From Queen Elizabeth

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As Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 89th birthday, we have rounded up the style tips you really should be taking from this royal lady’s wonderful wardrobe. You might not think of her as a style icon, but having lived her whole life in the spotlight, she’s learnt a thing or two about how to make one heck of an entrance. Pens at the ready girls, here’s a few lessons to take with you on your next shopping trip…

1. Block Colour Is Key

From classic peach to a bold electric blue, Liz always gets it right when it comes to colour. Decked out in a fabulous, bright hued coat, she always matches up her accessories or dresses underneath to result in one serious statement-making colour block Queen!

 



 

 

2. Always Keep A Silk Scarf In Your Handbag

When you’ve got a perfect Royal ‘do to maintain, it helps to come prepared. The Queen relies on her trusty silk scarves when the Great British weather starts to do it worst, ensuring she always has the best curls in town.

 



 

 

3. Brooches Are Back

All over the AW15 catwalks, brooches officially made a comeback this season, but Queen Liz was way ahead of the times. Prada, Chanel and Balenciaga perhaps took their inspo from the royal who always has a gorgeous brooch adorning her brightly coloured coats. It’s the only way to finish off a look… 

 



 

 

4. Be Thrifty With Your Handbags

Just because you’re the Queen of England doesn’t mean you shouldn’t recycle outfits. This is particularly true when it comes to your handbags. Live by the rule of Liz and pick one classic tote that will go with everything and last you a lifetime, like this patent coin purse she’s hardly seen without!

 



 

 

5. Finish Every Look Off With An Amazing Hat

Whether it’s winter or summer, a wedding or a day at the races, there’s always room for a showstopping hat. 

 



 

 

Unless, of course, the opportunity calls for a crown…

 



 

 

Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth! When she’s done celebrating, we’re sure she’ll be checking out TheFashionDrop, as should you!

By Amy de Klerk