By now, we’re all fairly certain that Michelle Obama’s style will go down in the annals of fashion (and U.S.) history as that of one of America’s most glamorous and fashion forward First Ladies. From Alexander McQueen to Jason Wu, the First Lady really knows how to pick ‘em when it comes to gowns, day dresses, and basically anything else. At the second inauguration, and as the First African American First Lady, Michelle was decked out in Thom Browne, J Crew, and layers of pearls. Very (first) lady like and very chic.
The Thom Browne dress coat, from the designer’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection, was a gray-blue color with a delicate navy blue pattern. The pale gray J Crew Valentina heels were a good compliment, while the purple J Crew gloves added a pop of contrasting color. I love how she didn’t go for the obvious red, white, and blue color choices. Her grayish blue coat and purple gloves were a great take on the typically patriotic colors, but still allowed her to wear some very stylish and in-season shades.
Daughters Malia and Sasha were styling as well for the occasion. Malia wore a bright plum colored J Crew day coat paired with red tights and red patent leather flats. Sasha was wearing a beautiful purple Kate Spade coat paired with black tights and metallic blue flats. These girls’ fashion choices are becoming more mature and sophisticated and we do have to say that we’re totally digging their classy, teen trendy style.
After the inauguration ceremony, Michelle changed into some more comfortable (and warmer) Reed Krakoff leather and suede boots. Nothing says fashion-forward diva like a quick outfit change. In a good way, of course