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Queen Letizia’s pre-royal journalist wardrobe exudes serious Carrie Bradshaw vibes

By MrSmith Mar1,2024
Queen Letizia’s pre-royal journalist wardrobe exudes serious Carrie Bradshaw vibes

Before Queen Letizia of Spain entered the royal spotlight, she was a journalist with a wardrobe that exuded serious Carrie Bradshaw energy. Letizia’s style was bold, trendy, and always ahead of the curve, much like the iconic fashionista from Sex and the City.

Letizia’s pre-royal wardrobe was a mix of high fashion pieces and affordable, on-trend items that captured the attention of the public and the media. She was often seen in statement-making outfits that showcased her love for bold colors, modern silhouettes, and daring accessories.

One of Letizia’s signature looks was the power suit, which she wore with confidence and sophistication. From tailored blazers to sleek trousers, she knew how to rock a suit like no other. Letizia often paired her suits with stilettos and statement jewelry, creating a powerful and fashionable ensemble.

In addition to her love for suiting, Letizia also had a penchant for statement coats. Whether it was a vibrant trench coat or a chic leather jacket, she always found a way to elevate her outfit with a stylish outerwear piece. Letizia was never afraid to experiment with different textures and patterns, making her outerwear game truly stand out.

Letizia’s shoe collection was also a sight to behold. She was often seen in strappy heels, pointy-toe pumps, and sleek ankle boots that added an extra touch of glam to her outfits. Letizia’s shoe game was undeniably Carrie Bradshaw-approved, as she never shied away from bold colors or eye-catching designs.

Overall, Queen Letizia’s journalist wardrobe before she became royalty was a true fashion treasure trove. Her fearless approach to style and her love for all things trendy and chic made her a true fashion icon. Just like Carrie Bradshaw, Letizia knew how to turn heads and inspire with her sartorial choices.

Queen Letizia is one to watch when it comes to the royal style set. The Spanish royal, 52, can be relied upon to take it up a notch whenever she has a public engagement to attend or if she is hosting an important event at the Royal Palace in Madrid alongside her husband King Felipe.

But long before she was the stylish Queen of Spain, Letizia was a perfectly preened news anchor who kept up sartorially with our favourite rom-com journos of the noughties from Sex and the City‘s Carrie Bradshaw and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days character Andie Anderson through to Shopaholic‘s Becky Bloomwood and The Devil Wears Prada‘s Andy Sachs, or even the modern-day Jane Sloan of The Bold Type.

Crown Prince Felipe Of Spain in suit and Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano in white suit© Getty
Crown Prince Felipe Of Spain and Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano officially announced their engagement on 1 November 2003

The royal reported under her maiden name Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano as a journalist for ABC and EFE before becoming a news anchor at CNN+ and Televisión Española in an array of sensational looks that proved that you don’t have to work for the fabulous fictional Runway, Scarlet or Composure magazines to look good. 

Letizia in white engagement suit with young felipe© Getty
Letizia even wore a suit to announce her engagement

Part of the curse of being a fashionable news anchor is that you have to allow the items worn on the top half to do the talking. Luckily, Letizia has worn some incredible suit jackets over the years which provide endless inspiration for those on the hunt for the perfect blazer.

Take a look back in time with us at Letizia’s finest workwear fits… 

Grey marl

Queen Letizia was formerly a Spanish television journalist called Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano© Getty Images

Those who spotted the Queen on her most recent outing may find her grey suit and newly transformed long bob familiar. The news anchor wore a single-breasted blazer co-ord with a caramel-hued bob that was styled straight.  

Pink and girly

letizia in early 2000s on TV in pink jacket © Getty

Letizia was seen on Spanish television before her 2003 engagement to the then-Prince Felipe of Asturias wearing a pink smart jacket with the same high neckline as her white Carolina Herrera engagement suit.

A leather moment

letizia in early 2000s on TV in pink leather jacket holding mic© Getty

The royal rocked a noughties vibe to its full advantage when she was spotted presenting in a candy pink leather jacket and matching skinny striped scarf that would be at home in the wardrobe of a rom-com lead.

A midnight blue moment

letizia smiling on tv in dark blue jacket© Getty

The news anchor took it up a notch when she sported this midnight blue tweed look with the chic collar. Her hair had been cut even shorter by this point to create a true bob style and her makeup was more glamorous with a black eyeliner and brown-toned nude lip.  

A pared-back look

letizia in 2000s in neutral jacket © Getty

King Felipe’s bride proved she could rock it all when she debuted this more simple look. Her neutral woven jacket with the high collar looked effortless against her subtly highlighted hair which was worn in a flicky blowdry. Letizia’s makeup looked more simplistic than ever, bar the subtle blue eyeshadow in her waterline.

A fabric that is trendy in 2024

Letizia on tv in boucle jacket with black slip© Getty

Letizia was years before her time in a white boucle jacket that could easily fit in with her 2024 wardrobe. The royal paired the collarless piece with a slim-fit black top and a glossy pink lip.

An evening look

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano presenting TV show in plunging black dress © Getty

Letizia was spotted presenting an evening TV slot where she stunned in a movie star-worthy plunging V-neck dress with choppy hair that a 90s Jennifer Aniston would admire.

DISCOVER: Queen Letizia stuns in teal power suit to debut edgy new hair 


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