Carrie Johnson put on a striking display in a £59.99 recycled red Zara blazer and kitten heels and a coordinating skirt hired from Ibiza label De La Vali as she arrived to visit Rome’s ancient Colosseum in Italy today.
The 33-year-old, who is expecting her second child with the Prime Minister, joined spouses of world leaders attending the G20 summit a day before the start of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow that will be hosted by Boris Johnson, 57.
Opting once again for a powerful red ensemble, Carrie, who wore the blazer in Mannchester earlier this month before choosing a red dress from sustainable label Cabbages & Roses the following week, waved as she arrived to the historical landmark, wearing a black facemask.
It is thought that Boris will use his ‘secret weapon’ Carrie, who has been championing sustainable fashion ahead of his bid to charm world leaders into taking action to stop climate change tomorrow.
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Sustainable fashion: Carrie Johnson put on a striking display as she arrived to visit Rome’s ancient Colosseum in Italy today. This is the second time she has worn the blazer this month
Pictrured with French first lady Brigitte Macron, Carrie looked chic in a £59.99 recycled red Zara blazer and kitten heels and a coordinating skirt hired from Ibiza label De La Vali
Carrie is seen with Brigitte Macron and the wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Begona Sanchez, looked stunning in a plaid cropped blazer, matching flared pleated skirt and nude sock boots
In line with Covid regulations, Carrie was seen sporting a facemask as she arrived to the venue in Rome earlier in the day
Opting once again for a powerful red ensemble, Carrie waved as she arrived to the historical landmark, wearing a black facemask
Carrie looked stylish in the red blazer emblazoned with gold buttons, matching it with a floral skirt and low red slingback heels.
Wearing her hair in loose waves, she appeared in good spirits as she kept her masks on while making her way into the ancient amphitheatre.
Carrie, who shares son Wilfred, 1, was pictured alongside the spouses of leaders as British Johnson arrived to be welcomed by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi to the G20 summit.
Colour psychologist Lee Chambers recently told FEMAIL that Carrie donned the vibrant red garments to ‘convey energy and a message that the future is bright’ while ‘building her personal brand’.
Lee said: ‘When it comes to a Conservative conference, wearing red is a political statement in itself.
Carrie looked stylish in the red blazer emblazoned with gold buttons, matching it with a floral skirt and low red slingback heels
Carrie Johnson, the wife of the Prime Minister visits the Colosseum alongside partners of world leaders. Far left: The wife of Italian’s Prime minister Mario Draghi, Maria Serenella Cappello
Far left: The wife of Italian’s Prime minister Mario Draghi, Maria Serenella Cappello. Centre: Carrie Johnson. Far right: The wife of South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, Kim Jeong-suk, looked elegant in a nude blazer and statement pearl earrings
Ruffling their hair: Carrie and Begona Sanchez were seen laughing as they chatted at the event (left) before Carrie mingled with Maria Serenella Cappello (right)
‘As a colour, it conveys passion and energy, and can certainly be used to showcase feelings of power and assertiveness in being in the position of the wife of the Prime Minister.’
He continued: ‘It also draws attention and catches the eye, and this will be important to her as she continues to build her own status and personal brand.
‘It is a really strong colour, and with this comes portraying that you are part of the strength needed to navigate these challenging times, and as a timeless colour brings a real intensity to the message that the future can be bright.
As for the message she will be conferring, it is one of boldness and courage in the face of adversity. She will be feeling she can and is willing to draw attention and not feel that she has to pale into the shadows even during pregnancy.
‘It is certainly a fiery message to her husband that she is right by his side and may even take some of the heat off Boris himself.’
The colour red appears to be Carrie’s preferred hue of the moment, with Britain’s first lady wearing four scarlet ensembles in recent months.
Earlier this month, Carrie opted for a £360 red dress from sustainable British brand Cabbages & Roses as she supported husband Boris at his keynote speech at the Tory Party conference.
This is the second time Carrie has worn the red Zara blazer, after attending the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the blazer and a £27.99 white collared shirt with a bow, both from Zara.
And in June the then-newlywed cut an elegant figure in a scarlet £325 LK Bennett gown as she joined President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden for a meeting at Carbis Bay in Cornwall ahead of the G7 summitx, making a rare appearance with son Wilfred.
The first lady loves red: Earlier this month Carrie covered up her baby bump in a £360 red dress from a sustainable British brand as she supported husband Boris at his keynote speech at the Tory Party conference. Pictured, arriving at the venue
This month Carrie brought a splash of colour to the Manchester Central Convention Complex on Tuesday in a £59.99 red blazer and a £27.99 white collared shirt with a bow, both from Zara
In June the then-newlywed cut an elegant figure in a scarlet £325 LK Bennett gown as she joined President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden for a meeting at Carbis Bay in Cornwall ahead of the G7 summitx, making a rare appearance with son Wilfred
COP26 begins on Sunday at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and will welcome 30,000 delegates, 10,000 police and as many as 200,000 protesters for the 13-day conference.
It is the first face-to-face summit of the G20 since Covid struck, and has faced various complications.
Last week the Queen announced she would be unable to attend in person, taking advice from medical professionals to rest.
Additionally, flooding caused major delays for world leaders heading to the summit today – with one train firm urging passengers ‘not to travel’ across the border due to disruption after two road bridges were ‘washed away’ amid torrential rain.
Avanti West Coast – which runs services between London Euston and Glasgow, where the climate conference begins on Sunday – said Network Rail had imposed a series of speed restrictions for safety at several locations.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to be welcomed by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi to the G20 summit