Now that we are in the second week of August, stores are stocked up with fall fashion. Where I live it is so hot everyday it is really difficult to even imagine wearing a sweater or a coat, but August is the time to start planning your fall wardrobe! For some inspiration I have decided to start writing a series of posts called “Fall Fashion” with each post focusing on a different royal lady. I am going to look at Crown Princess Mary of Denmark first because she is one of my all time favorite fashionable royals.
I just absolutely LOVE this coat that Mary wore in September of 2010 during an official visit to Germany. Here is another picture that gives a better, close up few of the coat (she was visiting a zoo in Germany and got to feed penguins):
If you are like me you probably already have at least one black, brown, or neutral coat that you have worn for a couple of years in a row, but most people are afraid to buy a coat with a pattern on it. I say if you already have your neutral coat it’s fun to experiment with a coat that has a pattern or embroidery on it. Unfortunately I do not know who designed this coat, but I love that it has a pattern on it that almost looks like an illustration from a fairy tale, very appropriate for a princess. I especially like how she accessorized with gray shoes and a clutch bag that matches part of the design in the coat along with the red hair piece for a bit of color. She also seems to be wearing large black pearl earrings.
I really like this look that Mary is modeling in the picture above. Some people say you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day but I really like winter white. I especially like how this coat is belted and how Mary paired it with a really simple brown jersey dress. Very elegant.
Next I would like to talk about this simple outfit that Mary wore on an official trip to Canada last year. It’s a classic long sleeve white blouse with a black skirt. Very simple and chic.
But what I really love about this outfit is her shoes. Check out a close up pic:
This must be one of Mary’s favorite pairs of shoes because I noticed her wearing them on multiple occasions including Princess Isabella’s first day of school.
I think that Mary’s may be Jimmy Choo. Here are some similar (less expensive) shoes by Anne Klein.
This burnt orange dress that Mary wore in October a few years ago is such a perfect color for fall. I have seen this color in stores a lot lately so I think that it will be really fashionable this season. In general, royal women from around the world tend to favor bright or bold colors, not just black or white, so that they stand out more in a crowd so that people can see them easier. Bold colors also photograph better and Princess Mary had a career in public relations before becoming a princess so she is very aware of how she presents herself in public. She is always so poised and articulate when she speaks. She’s one of my favorite royal princesses. 🙂 Here are some clothes I found that are all in this same bold orange color like the one Mary wore above.
First, If you are looking for a business casual look, I found this white floral print Julian Taylor dress. This dress is nice because it has that great orange color like Mary’s dress, plus it is between $24-$58 (depending on what size you choose) so it’s pretty affordable. I also think it’s great that the dress comes in sizes 6-16. It has a cute bow on the front, too. If you click this picture you should see a cool 3D model that twirls around so you can see all angles of the dress, pretty nifty when you are shopping online.
Here is another pretty business casual dress. This time I chose it because it is a ‘petite’ size. I am only 5ft tall so I appreciate any designer who remembers to include us petite ladies when designing their clothes. This dress is Anne Klein and it has an amazing white fall leaf pattern on it that I really like. Very appropriate for fall. And if you wore it in the office or for a job interview you can put a white cardigan over it, too.
And finally, there is this tulip sleeve dress dress by London times in US sizes 14 to 22. I really like the sleeves. It has a retro 1960s feel to it.
And finally there is this evening look from November of last year when the Crown Princes and Princess of Denmark attended the Bambi awards.
Princess Mary looks so gorgeous in this dress! I have not read it for sure but I think I recognize this dress as an Elie Saab. Very expensive couture. Most Elie Saab eveing gowns costs about $7,000 (or more). Saab is a favorite designer of Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg as well. But I think I am probably the most in love with her gorgeous chandelier earrings. Sooo sparkly…
Here is a sparkly beaded navy blue Adriana Papell cap sleave evening gown in a similar style.
I hope that you have enjoyed taking a look at some of Princess Mary’s fall looks and that it inspired you as you shop. Have fun! 🙂
The Frugal Lady