Queen Mathilde awarded prizes yesterday for vocal winners of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. For this event, she repeated her pale tan cotton lace dress and matching layered calot hat in banana fiber.
I suppose all royal wardrobes need a few neutral pieces for days when one doesn’t want to make a statement and Mathilde certainly has enough bright hues in her wardrobe to prevent it ever from being described as boring. As far as neutrals go, the different textures on this ensemble (and those wonderful gold button earrings) mix well to create a look that is certainly not one note. That being said, any hat that blends with one’s hair always gets a raised eyebrow from me (what’s the point?!) and I can’t resist re-quoting one of my favourite ever reader descriptions of a hat- ‘it’s all rather biscuit.” It is Indeed.