I know, I know it’s been a few weeks since our last post but we have been super busy! If you follow us on Instagram (@tamara_harvey_official) and Facebook (CLICK HERE), you’ll know we had some VERY EXCITING NEWS this week… Yes! We are now stocked on Wolf & Badger! It’s been a long time coming and we couldn’t be happier. If you want to take a look at the brand and our collection then click HERE!
what’s today’s blog post about? Well, glad you asked! Today we’re focusing on
the world’s most fashionable royal. Nope, it’s not you Megan Markle. Nor you
Kate Middleton, although your style is fabulous… It’s Queen Rania of Jordan.
If you haven’t heard of her before, she’s the Honorary Global Chair of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative, gained a degree in business administration, speaks several languages fluently and even, before marrying King Abdullah, worked for Apple and Citibank – not many other royals can add that to their resumé. She’s praised as being a down to earth royal with her ear to the ground, modern and approachable; ready to listen to her people’s views. Let’s chart some of her best looks and what style tips we can all take from them. Onwards!
She’s not afraid of colour. If you’ve seen our products, you’ll know I love all things bright and bold, and Queen Rania’s outfit here ticks all the boxes. It shows us how to colour block properly without looking like a headache or a packet of melted crayons. The key to colour blocking is proportions. If you want to make your waist look thinner then you have to emphasise its smallest point by drawing the eye to it. Just like with Queen Rania’s skirt. The change of colour occurs at her smallest part. Whatever you want to emphasise this is where you colour block. Remember to always put the colour that suits your complexion most closest to your face, it’s a simple trick but many women forget about it.
Too many women are afraid of colour and it’s so sad. There’s nothing better to brighten your skin, hide a lack of sleep and give yourself some youthful energy than injecting a bit of colour into your wardrobe. If you don’t have the confidence to match baby pink with red then make sure the secondary colour is white, black, olive or camel. Having an earthy / neutral colour will make your outfit less striking but not less chic. Of course, don’t forget to finish your outfit with matching accessories.
In this photo she’s playing with colour again, teaming a bright, yellow blouse with tailored navy trousers. This would look is perfect for any office and equally good for after work drinks too. Many women prefer to wear trousers than skirts and dresses at work these days because of the hassle of long, uncomfortable commutes which is understandable. Investing in a good tailored pair of trousers is paramount and will allow you to can mix and match with any bold blouse or jumper. For example, I would pair these trousers with Queen Rania’s baby pink jumper from the above image in the autumn. Of course, dressing well is easier when you’re a royal; there’s plethora of international designers lining up to dress you in their collections but taste can never be bought. If you have an eye for style, budget is to a point superfluous.
I was unable to find the brand of this red dress but no one
with eyeballs in their head could deny that this dress would be flattering on
every frame. The belt cinches in the waist, perfect to showcase your hourglass
figure if you have one. The bell fluted sleeves help to balance out those with
an inverted triangle body shape. The modest but interesting neckline is suitable
for every bust size. Whilst its midi length hem is ideal for those of us who
aren’t overjoyed with their legs. It’s modest but definitely not boring. It’s
fashion forward without being in your face. This dress is the epitome of understated
elegance. Perhaps a bit too swish for the office, this is the sort of dress you
can rely on for weddings, cocktail parties and events. In the summer, I’d team
it with a pair of strappy nude or silver sandals and our metallic cross body
bag, and you’d have the perfect outfit for dinner at a beachfront restaurant in
Greece or Italy. In the winter, throw on a pair of opaque black tights and
black leather boots.
It’s timeless ladies. Investing in dresses like this will always be worth it. If you are going to spend more money then you have to know you’re going to wear it more than a couple of times.
She’s not designer obsessed.
It’s not often that royals wear high street brands, ok Kate Middleton has been spotted in LK Bennet and Karen Millen before but for most of her engagements she likes her stick to her circle of British, luxury designers – there’s nothing wrong with that, she’s royal of course. Queen Rania has been photographed mixing high street and designer with ease and subtlety. Royals have many engagements and as ambassadors for their countries they can’t rock up to an event or photo call looking shabby. In this photo Queen Rania is wearing a statement Zara midi dress.
She gives a modern twist to classic silhouettes.
I’ve always loved the hourglass dresses championed by the designers of the 50s but recreating that nowadays without looking fuddy-duddy and naff isn’t easy. It’s not just getting the magical algorithm of proportions correct, it’s choosing the right fabrics and perfect tailoring. If you want to wear a full skirt like this pale pink one then it has to sit on your waist perfectly. It has to be snug. Whack on a belt if you must. The mix of the full skirt with a structured, almost masculine shirt is very modern.
She knows how to accessorise.
Sunglasses are undeniably chic, especially if you invest in a timeless black pair like these. Let’s face it, if you live in Jordan where the average summer temperature is 33°C you’re going to have a stellar collection of sunglasses.
I just love the colour yellow. It’s my ultimate summer colour because, although hues change, it works well on every skin tone. If you’re pale like me, wearing yellow in the summer can make you look more tanned. Matching your bag to your shoes is undeniably chic but who says as a royal you can’t play with colour and have fun. If you’re equally enamoured with yellow accessories then click HERE to view our daffodil yellow tote bag.
She plays with prints.
As you would have seen with the ‘it’ dress from Zara, Queen Rania doesn’t shy away from bold prints. The old notion that royals had to be meek and mild; so conservative to the point of fashionably dull has gone. She has a sartorial flare and a love for prints that few other royals showcase so well. As an ambassador for Jordanian designers, she clearly takes time to choose her outfits.
That's all from me today I'm afraid!
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