Some people are flashy dressers: loud prints, vivid color, sparkling texture. For others it's all in the details.
Princess Letizia caught our eyes for being one of the latter. The Spanish royal likes beige pantsuits and gray blazers, but she punches up her classy looks with bold extras: Ray Ban aviator shades, high snakeskin heels, a bright orange clutch, blue python pumps and, of course, the occasional diamonds.
She even rivaled Beyonce in a sparkly sequined tux.
Whether she was meeting the Pope with hubby Prince Felipe and her daughters, hobnobbing at the royal wedding or schmoozing with Queen Rania, the 39-year-old princess totally aced royal dressing this year.
Check out our slideshow below of Princess Letizia's most noteworthy looks of 2011!