The Power Suit

Week six of lockdown and I still can’t quite believe the situation we find ourselves in. The past two months have been a bizarre/hectic/sad yet very productive time for me. The time I’ve spent at home – although still working – has allowed me to get into a routine I only ever dreamed of before. I’m running more, completing workouts every day and I’m actually blogging and creating content!

And whilst I admit, I spend most of my days makeup free, hair on top of my head varying between pyjamas and gym wear, once a week I make the effort to dress up, create some content and feel fab about myself. That’s where the power suit comes in.

The phrase ‘power dressing’ derives from the movement in fashion that saw women being empowered through the art of dress. We can see from the 1920s onwards the decrease of corsets and heavy decoration with couturiers such as Chanel paving the way for a new generation of the way in which women dressed. The introduction of women’s trousers was a controversial move in the fashion world, but one which any modern woman would follow.

These changes in fashion linked arms with the movements in history, as women became little by little more respected in society. We could now vote and it was becoming more common for a woman to work. The eighties in particular saw a boom in power dressing with trouser suits and androgynous styles becoming the norm of the era. We could attend a meeting as a corporate lawyer, meet our girlfriends for lunch all before picking up the kids from school. We could do it all and the power suit symbolised that.

I love styling a full trouser suit with plenty of feminine touches for an ultra sexy look. Layering a lace bodysuit under the jacket, allowing it to peek through with accents of delicate jewellery to finish the look. I’ve been obsessing over suits at the minute whether it’s a trouser suit or a shorts and blazer combo, I’m all for the professional look at the minute.

PS you might also like The Only Trousers You Need This Autumn and The Linen Dress

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New In My Wardrobe

Black Leather Wooden Heel Sandals
Gingham Cigarette Trousers
Gemma Collins T-Shirt
T-Shirt in Charcoal Grey
Shirt Jacket
Pearl Double Ring Drop Earrings
Leather Black Crocodile Boots
Starfish Chain Bracelet Gold
Lemon Print Linen-Blend Dress
Light Green Paper Bag Shorts
Light Green Jersey Jacket
Peach Structured Knitted Bralet
White Poplin Smock Dress
Grey Marl 90s Oversized Joggers
Orange Single Breasted Blazer
Stacked T Bar Necklace
Faux Leather Oversized Blazer
Satin Detail Black Blazer
Satin Detail Black Pants
Sand Raw Hem Straight Jeans
Khaki Slouch Peg Trousers
Mustard Leather Clog Shoes
Shell Sage Wicker Cross Body Bag
Sage Peg Suit Trousers
Weave Stone Tote Bag
Leather Buttermilk Toe Loop Sandals
Satin Headband
Cream Button Shacket
Leather White Boots
Gemini Zodiac Sign Gold Colour Necklace
Heeled Ankle Boots in Natural Snake
Heeled Hiking Boots
Long-Sleeved Black/Beige Patterned Blouse
Sage Leather Wedge Mules
Snake Shoulder Bag
Dark Beige Long Cardigan
Carvela Fizz Bucket Bag
Stone Paperbag Utility Trousers
White Forever Wild Floral Slogan T-Shirt
Black Daisy Wrap Midi Skirt
White Leopard Print Shirt
Midi Skirt with bUTTON front
Floaty Shorts in Coral Print
White Cord Belted Safari Short
Buttermilk Slim Suit Trousers
Tea Dress in Dalmatian Print
Midi Skirt in Yellow Geometric Print
Tiger T-Shirt
Stripe Button Wrap Cami
Linen Blend Jumpsuit
Stripe Button Mini Slip Dress
Sand Basic Cycle Shorts
Grey Jersey Double Strap Crop Top
Charcoal Grey Cycling Shorts
Leopard Print Wide Leg Beach Trousers
Khaki Wide Leg Beach Trousers
Green Cropped Balloon Sleeve Jumper
Wooden Design Heeled Ankle Boots
Leopard Print Bikini Brief
Leopard Print Bikini Top
Polo Neck Top in Retro Stripe
Checked Trucker Jacket
High Neck Black Swimsuit
SKI Leopard Print Trousers
Cat Eye Sunglasses
Reusable Fruit String Shopper
Mini Suede and Leather Backpack
Animal Print Pleated Midi Skirt
Studded Leather Ankle Boots
Snake Print Court Shoes
Leopard Print Trousers
Black Caged Sandals
Oversized Corduroy Shirt
Oversized Wool Blend Sweater
Oversized Alpaca Blend Coat
Beige Knitted Roll Neck Jumper
Snake Effect Hobo Bag
Jamie Jeans
Ciara Chunky trainers
Hybrid Borg Denim Jacket
Straight Leg Jeans
Rue Saint Honoré Slogan Tee
White Faux Suede Heel Peep Toe Mules
High Crown Wool Baker Boy Hat
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