Princess Beatrice Royally Upgrades Closet Staples Including a White Shirt and Pleated Skirt

The royal's casual outfit is built with classics.

Princess Beatrice in a pink dress and headband contrasting with her casual outfit for work in London
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When Princess Beatrice is out in the public eye, she's usually in formalwear fitting her title and status. But every so often, she'll share a glimpse at her real-life, everyday wardrobe—and the ways she gives closet staples a royal upgrade.

On Tuesday, June 4, Princess Beatrice elevated a few eternal closet staples while out and about in London. For a quick phone call on-the-go, Beatrice tucked a classic white button-down shirt into a pleated gray maxi—two pieces you could see in any well-dressed woman's wardrobe. She rounded out the corporate-casual look with two-tone ballet flats and a top-handle bag with a detachable crossbody strap.

Princess Beatrice shops in London wearing a white button down and pleated skirt

Princess Beatrice ran errands in London wearing an outfit built around all-time classics: a white button-down shirt, a pleated gray shirt, and a black leather bag.

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While exact credits for her outfit haven't emerged quite yet, the pieces are all reminiscent of the structured officewear appearing everywhere from the Paris and Milan runways to the shelves of Mango and Aritzia this spring. Wardrobe staples and dressing to take care of business are major moments in fashion, manifesting in the form of strong-shouldered blazers, pleated skirts, and heavy-duty bags.

The last time Princess Beatrice made a public appearance, she was resplendent in a fuchsia dress for a royal garden party. Buttoned-up outfits like her pink dress and coordinating headband are typical of her formal engagements, but she also attends plenty of events in more low-key outfits. Take a May visit to New York City for example, where Beatrice dressed down a utility chore coat by Maje (which is sadly sold out) with a black slip dress and Veja sneakers.

Princess Beatrice in New York City wearing a utility jacket and slip dress

Princess Beatrice showed another side of her casual style in early May, wearing a slip dress and utility jacket for an appearance at New York City's Empire State Building.

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These days, royal watchers are more likely to see Princess Beatrice handling business for her day job (she's the vice president of a tech firm) than attending formal events. While rumors swirled in May that the royal would step up her royal duties, competing reports have said a working title for Princess Beatrice is "out of the question." Wherever she's working, we'll always have her outfits to copy.

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.