Amanda Wakeley admires British PM's style
Amanda Wakeley admires British Prime Minister Theresa May’s refusal to be overtaken by fashion.
The politician, who became leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative party after former Prime Minister David Cameron stepped down over the summer (16), has been winning fashion points with her wardrobe choices since coming to power.
Designer Wakeley has been on hand to dress May for her many of her recent engagements, and has been thoroughly impressed by her style credentials.
“It’s wonderful that she embraces fashion. I love that,” Wakeley smiled to The Telegraph. “But she’s also very conscious about not letting fashion overtake her. The most important thing is the job she’s doing. Her wardrobe should embrace and support that - it should make her feel great in her skin, and confident in her ability to go out and speak as brilliantly as she does, and with the amazing presence that she has.”
May has become particularly well known for her use of colour blocking and her bold leopard print kitten heels by L.K. Bennett.
Wakeley recently showed off her Spring/ Summer 17 at London Fashion Week, mixing together work-appropriate clothes with flowing feminine dresses. On the subject of dressing for work, British designer Wakeley explains that there are no longer any rules for what ladies can wear to the office.
“What’s wonderful now is that there’s no workplace uniform. Women don’t have to dress like men to be taken seriously in the office. They have to be themselves,” she pointed out. “The key to modern workwear is to wear what makes you feel appropriate and strong in your environment.”