I couldn't let the occasion of HRH The Queen's Diamond Jubilee pass without thanking her wholeheartedly for being such a wonderful ambassador for colours.
She never fails to wear colourful outfits to ensure that the stands out in any crowd.
The May edition of Vogue UK did a fantastic piece of research by analysing how often The Queen wore each colour. One cannot be sure whether HRH has been 'done' (i.e. colour-analysed), but it is to be noted that the colours she chooses are so often just perfect for her Cool colouring. (I'll let that little bit of Orange and Yellow slide, Ma'am).
The Queen with her white hair and pale blue eyes is now a Cool; however as a young woman with dark hair and bright blue eyes she was a Clear. Indeed, most women as they age will find that their skin tone and their hair colours change, and also their eyes. So, it is worth revising the palette of colours that you wear from time to time. This is what The Queen has been doing for the past 60 years of her reign - whilst of course taking note of colour fashion trends.
The colour trends for this spring are bold, bright colours, and The Queen is right there showing us how to wear colour at any age.
Rain or shine, town or country, home or abroad, The Queen keeps to a style she knows works for her - and every single occasion is marked by an appropriate outfit.
Over the years, we have seen her wearing cinched waist skirts, peplum jackets and many more trends that are still followed these days, and which now make all the trends in vintage shops.
In Colour me Beautiful Style Personality speak, The Queen is a Classic. Her winning combination of dress + coat or jacket with matching hat has become her uniform for successful outfits. Her jackets and coats are always buttoned down neatly; the hemline has remained just below the knee for all these years and together with a shift dress, the whole outfit is beautifully coordinated.
Hints and tips to follow The Queen's style
Hats: aim for a style with an uplifted brim so that the crowd can see you smile.
Coats/jackets: a 3/4 sleeve (also known as bracelet sleeve) is best if you wear gloves or own magnificent... bracelets.
Evening wear: Stick to your whites and pale shades but make them sparkly with diamante embellishments. The more luxurious the fabric, the better.
Lipstick: make sure it is in your right pink, just like HRH The Queen does with her sugary to fuchsia pink shades.
Jewels: don't shy away from dazzling the crowds, even if yours are not the real thing. Mix pearls and diamonds for great effects.
Country style: Barbour is the way to go with brogues on your feet, and a versatile twin-set.
So a big BRAVO to Her Majesty and HURRAY for her enduring style.