Oh, America. The thing I love most about you is the ability to put politics aside and agree on this one thing: that Michelle Obama is certainly the most stylish and pulled together First Lady to grace the White House since 1963.
In case US history isn’t your thing, I’m referring to the previous century’s trend setting FLOTUS, Jacqueline Kennedy.
Let’s recap our FLOTUS’ (or Michelle, as I call her because we’re cool like that) Inaugural outfits, one by one, shall we?
At the official swearing-in at the Oval Office on Sunday, Michelle wore a custom made royal blue dress and cardi by Reed Krakoff and debuted some cute new fringe (which has become the talk of the nation). Malia and Sasha both also look adorable and age appropriate.
Later that day, Michelle rocked this super cute Alexander McQueen. I love this so much that words cannot even express the depth of emotion I feel for this outfit. The top, the perfect pants, the belt. Lord, I have no words. I covet all of it.
(Side note: the FLOTUS wore this same top with a different belt at Oxford University in 2011. I would like to publicly thank both Mrs. Obama and Duchess Kate for rewearing your favorite clothes!)
And Malia and Sasha again look fabulous. Stylish moms breed stylish daughters. Fact. (I would know.)
At Sunday’s Inaugural Reception, Michelle kept things simple and chic with a Michael Kors sequined dress that she originally wore back in 2009. And it appears as if our fair FLOTUS loves an arm party just as much as we do!
Now fast forward to Monday. MO is in a custom made Thom Browne coat which was inspired by one of Mr. Browne’s men’s neckties. She paired the coat with a Cathy Waterman necklace and J. Crew pumps as seen below with her daughters in gorgeous coats as well. (Sasha’s coat is by Kate Spade and Malia’s is J. Crew).
Come outdoor ceremony and parade time Michelle swapped out her heels for some fab Reed Krakoff boots, slipped on a pair of brightly colored J. Crew gloves (which offset the navy coat perfectly), and belted her coat (belt by J. Crew). If belts over coats weren’t so impractical I would wear something similar to this every day of winter.
I sat on the edge of my seat waiting to see who the First Lady would choose to wear to the Inaugural Balls. Flashback to 2009 for Jason Wu! I love that Michelle chose to do a bright red chiffon gown with velvet details. It fell beautifully on her. Her shoes (which I couldn’t get a good look at) were Jimmy Choo. The FLOTUS accessorized with a custom made ring by Kimberly McDonald and another arm party! (I’m giving you two images of this so you can see the details on the dress.)
That was an exhilarating fashion inauguration, wasn’t it guys? I have no gripes, other than that a teeny part of me wishes the First Lady choose a new designer for her ball gown. But that’s just a teeny tiny part. The rest of me is jumping up and down screaming in excitement about the pretty red gown.