21 July 2015

Royal Outfit of the Day: July 21

Each summer, the Danish royal family holds a family photocall at Gråsten Palace, their summer residence in the south of Denmark. The Crown Prince, Crown Princess, and their family are already in residence, holding down the fort while the Queen and Prince Consort are in Greenland, and Princess Josephine has already had time to break her arm falling from a horse and to show off her snazzy blue cast when the family emerged to watch an equestrian parade.

This year's photocall is on Saturday, and I've been thinking about one of my favorite ensembles Crown Princess Mary has worn to the gathering in recent years.
This is from 2012. The more I see it, the more I like it, and I couldn't particularly tell you why.

This Free People dress is not one I'd pick off the rack - the prints are great up close, but a bit muddled when put together. And pairing things with a mustard cardigan is not usually a move for which I'd typically advocate. But in this case, it all works.

Of course, it's entirely possible that I like this for one reason and one reason alone: potential for swooping about is HIGH in a maxi dress. (Clearly, that's my mindset for the week.)

Photos: via Getty Images, Lyst, Shopbop