From killin’ the Inauguration in Jason Wu to rocking J. Crew on the Tonight Show, Michelle Obama has a knack for wearing classic looks with a trendy flare, making every woman want to be her. On the eve of mid-term elections, what better time to channel your inner First Lady with a daytime Fall look inspired by Michelle Obama fashion.
Michelle Obama Fashion
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Back in 2012 on a campaign stop in Durham, North Carolina, Michelle wowed the crowd in what would become an iconic look: a black and green multi-stripe dress. It was the perfect combination of two popular trends – color blocking and multi-patterns. Bright green at top and hem for gorgeous pops of color while the stripes called attention to her curves in the most fashionable way. This look shows us that colors and patterns can play very well together. Get this look for yourself!
Stripe Envy. The Multi Stripe Fit & Flare Dress by Julia Jordan has the same high neckline as Michelle Obama’s and the complimentary stripe patterns put a trendy spin on the curve-friendly silhouette. And with a hem line hitting right above the knee, it’s appropriate for a casual brunch or a high profile daytime event – the kind of versatility we so love about Michelle Obama fashion.
Going Green. To snag the pop of glorious green from the First Lady’s look, try a blazer to add a level of sophistication to any daytime outfit. For a budget steal, try Target’s Merona Ponte Collarless Jacket in the same bright and beautiful shade. It’s slightly flared outline flatters curves without taking away from the dress underneath. You can leave it open for a relaxed look or button it up if your daytime plans call for a first-lady type of appearance. And, with Fall in full swing, it’s great to have pieces for chic, warm layers.
Heel Around. In a page straight out of the First Lady book, you’ve got to finish off this look with a pair of sling back pumps – a splurge like Manolo Blahnik’s Carolyne Patent Low-Heel Pumps will work with tons of different looks all year ’round.