When a staunch ally suddenly turns volatile and sexist, it’s best to let everyone know who wears the pants. That’s exactly what German Chancellor Angela Merkel did at the Women in Culture and Media round table in Berlin, wearing versatile beige slacks and a bright red blazer with sensible flats.
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Nothing says “I’m here to divorce my people from our economic allies” quite like showing up to the state visit of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto dressed like the kind of woman who leads men to divorce their wives.
Theresa May’s red boucle tweed coat takes textural contrast from knee-high reptile boots for style that perfectly captures “minx” and “market volatility.” Find a similar floral printed take on May’s jacket here.
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Kamala Harris of California showed up to cabinet confirmation votes for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Ben Carson ready to resist, with her fist raised. A houndstooth blouse under her navy blue suit demonstrates that you can always show off your personal style, even in business attire.
You don’t need to hold elected office–or be married to someone who does–to be a world leader. When Donald Trump nixed America’s participation in the Paris Climate Accord, the former mayor of New York stepped up, along with business, state and local leaders across the country to show the administration what real leadership is all about. Here he is arriving to the Met Gala in a black tuxedo and red bow tie.