Theresa May A-Z: W is for Workwear

27.5.17


Thanks to Theresa May, your working wardrobe never needs to be boring! Redefining what is acceptable to be worn in the workplace, the Prime Minister shows that you shouldn’t be afraid to throw your personality into your outfit.

Much has been made of Theresa May’s work wear look. Some say her skirts are too short, others say she needs tone down her love of block colours. But there is general consensus that the Prime Minister shows that you can have a career and like clothes. Gone are the days where our MPs dressed in a formal manner. I’ll always remember seeing the pictures of Margaret Thatcher in the Commons chamber wearing a hat and gloves- we’ll never see this level of formal dressing ever again!

Instead, May has fun with her look. Reinventing the classic suit, May opts for bright colours, structured cuts and cute details like oversized buttons and frayed cuffs. She’ll wear a structured shift dress, and pick a matching coat with bright neon banding. Similarly, she’ll clash colours with prints, never missing an opportunity to wear a spot of leopard. And for accessories, she’ll choose a necklace or bracelet as big as possible, owning the mantra, ‘go big or go home.’

May shows she is not afraid to make a statement, and is inspiring women to do the same. Sales of kitten heels have risen for the first time in decades, and supersized jewels in every high street store. The May effect is clearly powerful, and empowering women across all professions to wear pieces that they love.

I’ve never been one to conform to a dress code, but May’s boldness has inspired my own professional look. My leopard flats have become my chosen shoe for new business pitches, and I’ll always try and include a bit of sparkle in my everyday look.

For May is redefining what it means to be a professional woman – and a stylish one at that.

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