With a wardrobe full of practical clothing, the First Lady is always elegantly dressed for state dinners or talks. Here’s the best of Michelle Obama’s style!
Soon enough, it’ll be time to bid farewell to Barack and Michelle Obama from the White House. And soon enough, they won’t be the President and First Lady of the United States. And we’ll be missing their class, kindness, style and grace.
So I can think of no better time than now to take a look back at the best of Michelle Obama’s style moments. The First Lady is all about comfortable fashion and practical clothing. With a muted color palette and a selection of elegant staples, she manages to reveal so much about her personality – strength, intellect, and a respect for traditions.
Mrs. Obama is hardly new to being scrutinized for fashion, In July 2007, Vanity Fair listed her among “10 of the World’s Best Dressed People.” She has worn designs by Michael Kors, Christian Louboutin and Jason Wu, amongst others. The FLOTUS has also been featured in many fashion magazines – Glamour, Vogue and most recently, on the Vogue US cover, and now, of course on ShilpaAhuja.com!
But styling for state dinners and fashion magazine covers is different than styling for the everyday talks and First Lady duties. We all may not have the same stuff to do, but if you’re a working woman who thinks that runway fashion is too high-maintenance for your lifestyle, or that celebrity street style is always too striking for your personality, this one’s for you!
Our personal style plays a great role in how others perceive us subconsciously, and how our presence is felt to them, whether or not they realize it. It also plays a great role in setting our mood, whether or not we realize it. As women, we all know too well that we sometimes need to just tone it down and look grown-up to be taken seriously.
So if you sometimes feel that the latest trends are, well, too fashionable to work for you, or if you just need some style inspiration for your busy lives, here are my top picks for Michelle Obama’s fashion.
Best of Michelle Obama’s Style Moments
Michelle Obama’s Style: Casual Outfits
Michelle Obama’s Style: Formal Outfits
Image Credits: White House
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]