Channeling The Queen: 60 Years Of Regal Style

No matter which corner of the globe you call home, it’s hard to ignore the ongoing celebrations taking place in and around Buckingham Palace, and around the world.The Diamond Jubilee is putting Queen Elizabeth II in the spotlight, marking the 60th anniversary of her coronation. And, as today marks the beginning of Great Britain’s Central Weekend festivities, we at can’t let the celebration pass without at least raising our glass. So, we’re marking this momentous occasion with the kind of fashionable pomp and circumstance fit for a king queen.While we could all benefit from taking a page out of Elizabeth’s book — specifically the one which mentions the approximately 600 charities with which the Queen is involved — we’re recognizing the elegance and grace that has made her a monarch of style as well as substance.Between the extravagant jewels (where does one wear a tiara?), the classic ladylike accessories, the woodsy, heritage moments, and regal pieces that pack a powerful punch, Queen Elizabeth has inspired us to welcome an element of majesty into our own wardrobe. Join in on the royal festivities as we round up 12 Queen Elizabeth-approved (well, we can only hope) sartorial ideas to channel 60 years of timeless style. Here’s to many, many more.

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Queen Elizabeth II looked incredibly lovely during this visit to the U.S. in 1976, decked out in femme florals and dainty details, like a chain of pearls and structured handbag. Of course, she topped it all off with a charming hat — our favorite accessory synonymous with U.K. style.

Creatures Of The Wind Floral Jacquard Dress, $1290, available at Net-a-Porter.

John Lewis Medium Bow Occasion Hat, $148.23, available at John Lewis.

Fallon Jewelry Classique Triple Gold Pearl Necklace, $200, available at Shopbop.

Marni Two Tone Leather Tote, $1227, available at My Theresa.

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Even royally dressed down at a Windsor polo final in 1985, Elizabeth still presents her sense of chic and classic style. Streamlined shapes, fresh — but never blaring — colors, and an elegant headscarf that was a staple piece in the Queen’s closet. 

Hermès Etriers, $1125, available at Hermès.

Topshop Scalloped Edge Lace Coat, $136, available at Topshop.

Prada Patent Bow Pump, $450.95, available at DSW.

Tory Burch Marion Ribbon Tweed Jacket, $315; Curtis Ribbon Tweed Dress, $270, available at Tory Burch.

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What would Her Majesty, seen here in 1972, be without the royal jewels? Okay, everyday tiaras are not necessarily athing, but glamourous capes, sparking chandelier earrings, and a natural pink lip can make any lady feel a little more regal.

Miu Miu Coat, $2490, available at Miu Miu

Bella Tiara Royal Crystal Wedding Tiara, $79.99, available at Bella Tiara.

Genevive by CZC CZ Swirled Chandelier Earrings, $65, available at Max & Chloe.

Dolce & Gabanna Voluptuous Lipstick, $32, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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