Hail To The Chief of Chic: Michelle Obama’s Top 10 Style Statements

Fashion Trends Daily celebrates Presidents’ Day with Michelle Obama’s Top 10 style statements. From the right to bare arms to embracing red, white, blue and every other color under the rainbow, she’s not only the First Lady of the country but the First Lady of fashion, too. Whether she’s appearing on the cover of Vogue or at a state dinner, she looks stylish from sea to shining sea.

michelle obama in tracy feith

Wearing Tracy Feith

1. Fit to Print

Michelle’s penchant for prints is no breaking news, but we love how she wears patterns, whether they’re geometric, floral, colorful or monochromatic. And why not? She’s got the height and the confidence to pull off a head-to-toe print.

michelle obama in calvin kein

Wearing Calvin Kein

2. Statement Stones

From J.Crew to vintage, Michelle has a necklace for every occasion. She’s ushered in the statement necklace the way Carrie Bradshaw did for a big flower, and when the public sees her rocking her rocks, you can be sure they’re out in droves looking for something similar.

3. International Celebrity

While she’s a fan–and ardent supporter–of American designers

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Wearing Alexander McQueen

(she wore Jason Wu to her husband’s inauguration, after all) she’s no stranger to hopping the pond for a look or two. From Alexander McQueen to Alaia, her closet is a veritable United Nations.

Michelle Obama in a Moschino Coat

Wearing a Moschino Coat

4. Brace Yourself

While the East Coast gets battered by storm after storm, the First Lady cozies up in great coats that all leave a little peek of wrist. The bracelet-sleeve length is feminine, fashionable and practical, leaving her ready for whatever comes her way.

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Wearing Moschino

5. Here, Kitty Kitty

While the runways are showing nothing but skyscraper heels, Mrs. Obama’s kept to her favorite kitten heels. She favors this throwback to Mid-Century footwear trends (hot again this spring, we wonder why…?) and is often spotted with them everywhere from causal events to more formal ones. And don’t think that these low heels aren’t high fashion: Just look at her in this molten metal dress and matching metallic kitten heel sandals for proof!

6. Sparks Fly

The sheath is her silhouette of choice, but that doesn’t mean that

michelle obama in marc jacobs

Wearing Marc Jacobs

she’s wearing boring, boxy ones – whether she adds brooches, fitted jackets or, in this case, a major dose of sparkle. Michelle knows that the flattering length and simple cut of the sheath show off her best assets.

michelle obama jean paul gaultier

Wearing Jean Paul Gaultier

7. Taking it Easy

While most of us schlep to vacations in shorts and go native in flip flops, the First Lady puts on a one-shouldered Jean Paul Gaultier number for a tour of the Spanish countryside. Resort made easy? It doesn’t get better than this relaxed look.

8. Take the Plunge

Dare we say that a First Lady is sexy? We just did. In a deep

michelle obama naeem khan

Wearing Naeem Khan

v-neck and a body skimming sequined stunner, she’s looking ready for the red carpet (just check out those earrings). But don’t expect a wardrobe malfunction; she’s keeping it tame while still giving us little fire.

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Wearing Thakoon

9. Fresh Faced

With beachy hair and a fresh face, there’s no way you could call her high maintenance. Says Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics, “Michelle Obama makes ‘casual’ look so elegant. Her look is extremely fresh, clean and crisp and not overly done. We all know that Michelle Obama is our nation’s cover girl. I think she is exactly that with graceful elegance mixed in.”

10. Pledge Allegiance

Like the rest of us, Michelle Obama has her go-to designers.

Michelle Obama Wearing Moschino

Wearing Moschino

Moschino, for one, which she’s been frequently pictured wearing, and Jason Wu, her inauguration sweetheart. Whether she’s out and about or celebrating, she goes back to her staples just like the rest of us!

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.