Fashion 30 Times Sweden's Princess Sofia Had Us Convinced That She Was the World's Best-Dressed Royal Three words: flared velvet pants. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 2, 2020 @ 06:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/Getty Images Being a royal and a fashion lover definitely can't be easy. On top of the public forming opinions on every little thing you wear, there are certain *official* rules that come with those special titles. It's why people were shocked when Meghan Markle didn't wear nude stockings. It's why Kate Middleton is always spotted in a structured shift dress. It's also why we're constantly impressed with nearly everything Princess Sofia of Sweden wears. Somehow, some way, she's managed to find the best of both worlds. While Sofia's outfits definitely meet a certain regal standard (they're typically modest and always elegant), she isn't afraid to incorporate the latest trends, bright colors, or statement-making accessories. And, it's not just other royals that should be taking notes. We, too, have been learning a little something from these looks as well. Ahead, we've rounded up 30 photos of Princess Sofia that have left us in awe, convincing us she owns the closet of our dreams — and that she might be the best dressed royal in the world. Early On, It Was All In the Details Danny Martindale Sofia's full-finger ring — which she wore to the 2013 wedding of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill — is definitely worth a zoom. She's a Pro at Packing For a Beach Vacation Europa Press Entertainment/Getty Images You can't go wrong with a neutral pair of shorts, a white tank, and a beach-ready hat. But She Also Rules the Red Carpet Gisela Schober/Getty Images We're still in love with the short-sleeved, sparkly blue dress that she wore to her pre-wedding dinner. She Knows the Power of a Good Puffer Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images Technically, this was at the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 2015 and everyone wore the same coat. But Sofia made it look pretty darn cute. And, Who Can Forget the Royal's Gorgeous Wedding Dress? PONTUS LUNDAHL/Getty Images The lace! That veil! The train! It was a true princess moment. She's Been Known to Wear Classic Color Combos Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images Like when she topped off her black and white outfit with a bold red coat. Her Gowns Are Always Breathtaking Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images And always include a little something special, such as sheer and embellished details on top. The One Rule That Style Icons Always Break We Must Talk About Her Coats Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images Draping it over her shoulders instead of putting her arms through the sleeves? This princess is ready for Fashion Week! And Her Headbands Luca Teuchmann/WireImage It's entirely possible she pioneered the statement-making, pearl-inclusive trend way back in 2016. She's Up to Date on the Latest Styles Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images We see that ruffled top, Sofia! She Keeps a Handful of Staples In Her Rotation Michael Campanella/Getty Images The royal does enjoy wearing fitted black pants, which have proven to be just as versatile as a pair of jeans. She Isn't Above Coordinating With Her Husband Julian Parker/Getty Images Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip went with a black and white theme at a Gala Banquet in 2017. Sometimes, She'll Keep It Simple Andreas Rentz/Getty Images When in doubt, do as Sofia does and throw on a light, printed, long-sleeved dress with a pair of beige heels. It works for a variety of occasions (even royal ones). She Likes to Incorporate Color Into Her Outfits Michael Campanella/Getty Images Rather than wear all black, Sofia slipped on teal heels and carried a multi-colored clutch at UNDP's 2018 Spring Gala. She's a Layering Pro MICHAEL CAMPANELLA Finally — a solution for what to wear over a fancy gown. Sofia bundled up in a collar-less black coat for a formal gathering at the Swedish Academy. She's Gone Monochromatic Michael Campanella/Getty Images Forget fussing over footwear — the royal's heels were similar in color to her suit, giving things an on-trend twist. And She's Gone Full Disney Princess, Too Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images We'd watch a whole movie dedicated to Sofia's beige ballgown. It's Also Worth Mentioning All of Her Fun Hats Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images Somehow, a big bow looks sophisticated instead of cheesy on this royal. 10 Outfits That Prove Kate Middleton’s Style Icon Is Actually Her Mom She Loves a Fun Print Michael Campanella/Getty Images And no, that doesn't just mean classic florals and polka dots. Check Out Her Platform Sneakers! Michael Campanella/Getty Images And that untucked shirt! Such a cool, casual ensemble. She's Reminded Us Not to Overthink Things Michael Campanella/Getty Images Sometimes, it's as simple as matching your sweater to your skirt. Sofia looked so sleek in this baby blue pairing. And Convinced Us That a Pair of White Pants Are Timeless Michael Campanella/Getty Images Slightly more eye-catching and summer-appropriate than basic black. Dramatic Sleeve? She's Down Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images The sleeves of her red gown swept the floor at the Nobel Prize Banquet in 2018, no doubt stealing the spotlight when she entered the room. Hoop Earrings? She Has a Pair Michael Campanella/Getty Images She used them to punch up her neutral outfit while at the Entrepreneurship Forum conference. She's Gone Bright and Bold Michael Campanella/Getty Images In 2019, Sofia mixed baby blue and orange when she styled this fitted pencil skirt with her plaid coat. But She Knows How Elegant Darker Shades Can Be, Too Michael Campanella/Getty Images Her wine-colored accessories gave her all-black outfit a little something extra. Just Look at Those Velvet Flares! Michael Campanella/Getty Images Quite the daring fashion choice for a royal. We need these in our closet, Sofia! She Loves a Work Bag Michael Campanella/Getty Images Much like Meghan Markle, this princess is a fan of a large tote. She Knows There's No Such Thing as Overdoing It Michael Campanella/Getty Images Headband, drop earrings, and a colorful floral dress? Check, check, and check. She Might Just Be the Best Dressed Royal Out There JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/Getty Images Sofia isn't afraid to experiment with style, wear color, and mix it up from time to time. Plus, these balloon sleeves sure are dreamy!