She is the reigning first lady of our country. The wife of our first African American president, Mr. Barack Obama. She is a humanitarian, down to earth and strikingly beautiful. Who doesn’t know Michelle Obama? That is the question. For seven years, in addition to all of her first lady duties, Mrs. Obama has taken on a new role or rather title that I like to call “the first lady of fashion”. She is a fashionista in her own right and has set many trends in motion. Her style is feminine, playful and edgy at times but she always demands attention and everyone knows she means business. Here are a few of her best outfit choices (All photos sourced on Instyle):
Worn in Cambodia at the historical Angkor Wat Temple | BCBG Max Azria dress and Converse shoes
Worn on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno | Michael Kors metallic gold crew neck top, J Crew skirt, House of Lavande Belt
Frills & Flare
Worn at the 2012 Democratic National Convention | Tracy Reese dress
Worn to Washington DC dinner event | Marchesa gown, Tom Binns necklaces.
Worn at the Mandela Washington fellowship for young African American leaders | Carolina Herrera shirt-dress
The Modern Suit
Look was worn at President Obama’s 6th state of the union address | Michael Kors suit
Here are two awesome looks inspired by the first lady:
The peplum trend is definitely one to look out for. It is fun, flirty and feminine. The short flared, gathered or pleated hem has been seen on tops, skirts and dresses such as Michelle Obama’s. This can also be a great look for accentuating curves when needed depending on where the peplum flare is. Keep this classy look simple and effortless just like the first lady did with minimal jewelry and a cute pair of pumps. Let the peplum speak for itself!
Who knew metallic and pastels went so well together? This is such a sweet spring look. Wear Michelle’s look to brunch or the office and my other two looks for an evening out. Pair subtle pumps and accessories to finish the ensemble. You will be sure to dazzle!
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