||Simple and chic. These seem to be the key elements of Mary's ensembles as she embarks on her official affairs. Her classic-yet-modern taste, leaning toward well-cut suits in a fresh, soft palette, has royal watchers drawing comparisons to icons Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn.
Her outfits always feature an individual twist – the leather detailing on the mushroom-toned suit she wore for her official engagement announcement, for example – but not too much. "She has been wise not to start off wearing very avant garde designs," said one local fashion editor. "There will be many other opportunities to test the boundaries, which at times will feel like a straightjacket to this young royal. She can experiment more when the years go by."