Looking over Michelle Obama's fashionable first four years in the White House.
Her fashion picks are modern classics that have revitalized the American fashion industry. Yes, she's worn Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci and Lanvin. However, she lives in Tracy Reese, J.Crew, Jason Wu, Isabel Toledo, Naeem Khan, Michael Kors...the list of American and American based designers that she has in her closet can go on and on. Like many women she's also fond of J. Crew, White House Black Market and other clothing companies that make well tailored items for incredibly busy women.
Michelle has also brought back pearl necklaces, big brooches (often in the shape of flowers) and statement necklaces, wide belts and cardis. You could say that it's a sartorial tie between Michelle and Kate Middleton on who brought back "Lady-like fashion."
Over the past four years, she's worn many, many stunning outfits. Here's my 10 favorite looks.
January 2009 Inauguration
I adore the combination of sunny yellow and olive green. For the inauguration, Michelle wore a yellow embroidered sheath dress and matching coat by Isabel Toledo, cardigan by Nina Ricci, J. Crew gloves and Jimmy Choo flats. Yes, Jimmy Choo does make flats.
Getting down and dirty
Lucky 5th grade students from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, D.C. came to the White House to work on the vegetable garden. In a wrap shawl sweater, leggings (yes, I wrote leggings) and short boots, Michelle plays in the dirt with the kids.
How many FLOTUS's have you seen in workout gear? Here's Michelle at a youth soccer clinic in D.C. promoting her Let's Move initiative.
First Visit to England
Democratic National Convention
The Second Presidential Debate