Power Woman: The Sartorial Taste of Theresa May

Theresa May

Theresa May isn’t one to be overlooked easily.  The second woman to hold office in Britain is a political powerhouse with a stylish side. A regular fixture in fashion magazines, she admits to watching Sex and the City and wants to have a subscription to Vogue on a stranded island. The Oxford graduate also shows strength in times of political turmoil and makes it clear that she is here to stay and move mountains, take what it may. More power to you!

Since her appointment as Prime Minister, May has been in the sartorial limelight. Be it her varied footwear choices, tailored suits, standout accessories, or a penchant for leopard print heels, this Oxford graduate is a fashion enthusiast and not in the least apologetic about it. Her most impactful looks—a chic Amanda Wakely coat worn during her first speech at 10 Downing Street and numerous appearances in her L.K Bennett print heels she seems to swear by.

“I am a woman and I like clothes. I like shoes and I like clothes…I think one of the challenges for women in politics and in business and working life is actually to be ourselves…you can be clever and like clothes. You can have a career and like clothes.”
~ Theresa May


What is more important is the fact that it’s not only her style that has been that has been making waves across the world. The 59-year-old has been a Member of the Parliament since 1997 and is one of the longest serving Home Secretaries in Britain, among other milestones in a long and fruitful political career. There are also lesser known facts about her, such as her support for same-sex marriage, the many important roles she has played during her long career and her strong stand on the drug ban in England.

To quote Thomas Jefferson, “On matters of style, swim with the current; on matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Theresa May seems to have taken a leaf out of his book, and rightly so.

Images: Courtesy Daily Mail; EU ObserverTelegraph UKVogue UK

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