True blue; conservative power dressing


Admittedly, she's an unlikely style icon, but with Meryl Streep's recent representation of Maggie Thatcher in The Iron Lady, we've been feeling rather inspired by her power dressing panache.

With a penchant for silky blouses, snappy pencils and bold shades of conservative blue, we wouldn't don Maggie's look top-to-toe, but elements of her style can be adopted to work your way between the seasons.

Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady

- Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

Trixie jacket

- Maggie was never without the sharp lines of a tailored jacket, the shape-enhancing Trixie fits and flares in all the right places.

Kamille blouse

- Silky blouses are a Maggie T must-have, but forget those prissy pussy bows, the Kamille blouse with gold bamboo buttons is a more contemporary choice.

Tara skirt

- Pencil power is never to be underestimated, the Tara skirt with a kick flare back offers shape and forces a sexy wiggle.

Romeo bag

- Maggie was famed for always storing a handbag in the crook of her arm, the quilted leather Romeo bag does just the job.

Scarlet shoes

- Ok, so these aren't strictly Mags, but we love them, the Scarlet snake peeptoes ensure your look isn't conservative at all.