Hi-Low Tops Are Officially in, According to These Two Queens

As of this week, Oprah Winfrey and Queen Letizia of Spain have yet another thing in common. They’re both queens of course, one literal and one figurative, and both began their careers as journalists. But when both the 65-year-old media mogul and the 46-year-old royal stepped out wearing hi-low tops, we couldn’t help but draw a comparison.  

Winfrey kicked things off while speaking during the Apple TV+ streaming service product launch event on Monday at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. She was all business, both sartorially and professionally speaking, in a white pussy bow blouse that grazed the waist of her trousers in the front and her calves in the back.

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It was a fitting option for Winfrey, who attended the product launch to announce she’s releasing two documentaries via Apple TV + and reviving her highly popular book club. She pulled the look together with thick black frame glasses, black skinny jeans and black leather pointed-toe booties.

The next day, while on royal tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina, alongside her husband, King Felipe II, Queen Letizia went the more colorful route.

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She raised the hi-low top ante in a red-orange long-sleeve bias-cut number. The queen paired the top with matching slacks that featured a complementary asymmetrical tulip detail at the ankle. She added a colorful brooch and a pair of navy suede pointed-toe pumps and voila. Her vibrant look was just the thing to brighten up her meeting with members of the Spanish Community at the La Rural Convention & Exhibition center.  

There you have it: Two queens and one trend styled two different ways. Fashionistas, take note when building your spring wardrobe. 


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