Michelle Obama Has Sweet Fashion Sense

So to preface this post, I want to make sure to convey that a woman’s style (or man’s style for that matter) or lack there of, should never be a topic covered by political pundits. It was mega annoying to hear Chris Matthews and the gang analyze Hillary Clinton’s blazers in the same breath that they discussed her health care policy. Though Michelle Obama isn’t running for office, we couldn’t help but notice she’s got some serious style that definitely brings to mind Jackie Kennedy’s fierceness. When she fist-bumped Barack on Tuesday (a moment which made me think these two probably have a vibrant sex life and frankly also made me salivate a little), I was like, “Damn, is she wearing a studded belt?” I’m sorry, but that is just cool. So, with that in mind, I decided to see what other fashion inspirations come courtesy of the possible future First Lady. Three looks, and how to get them, after the jump…


This is what they call in the Fashion Biz, “mixing tough with ladylike” — pearls and a studded belt, not to mention a purple sheath dress. Rad. [Alexander Wang dress, Hayden Hartnett studded belt, Kenneth Jay Lane pearls]


Catherine and I agree that Michelle looks best when she’s taking fashion risks, like pairing a ruffled halter (majorly ruffled, actually) with a high-waisted (daring!) pencil skirt and wide belt. Honestly, if I was housekeeping at whatever hotel the Obamas stay at, I would totally steal this from her closet. [J. Crew halter, Built By Wendy skirt, Elegantly Waisted belt]


Michelle is doing the monochromatic thing, which is kind of typical of campaign rallies of yore, but I like the fact that it’s really her “fashion forward” (sorry, every time I use fashion biz language, I feel the need to quote it so that you don’t think I invented this stuff) red, puffy sleeved jacket that’s the star. I couldn’t find one exactly like it, but I like the length on this one, and the fact that non-potential-First Ladies can wear it with jeans. [Tucker Mirabel]