First Lady Style

Depending on your chosen career and where you work, presentation may be key. If you’re looking for a little fashionable inspiration, First Lady Michelle Obama is a great example of professional style at its best.

“She’s a real woman, with a real body,” says Susan Swimmer, fashion editor of MORE Magazine and author of Michelle Obama: First Lady of Fashion and Style. “Michelle has to dress for everything from dropping her kids off at school to black tie events. She is totally modern, accessible and human. Mrs. Obama is every woman on her most pulled together day; a professional woman’s muse.”

Get the White House Look:

If coordinated suits have been a staple in your wardrobe, mix it up with chic separates to keep things fresh. Obama’s trademarks? Mixing a solid dress shirt with a bright a-line skirt. She’s bringing bold prints back – and florals too.

“She’s creative enough to mix it up and sensible enough to shop mass market retailers,” Swimmer adds. Lady O is an avid buyer of dresses from J. Crew and White House|Black Market.

The First Lady loves an elegant cardigan. We like these from Kate Spade, Ann Taylor and Land’s End.

Want to get the scoop on her latest fashion finds? Follow Michelle Obama Watch. Plus, check out Marie Claire?s 11 Ways to get her style, like not being afraid of color, balancing soft and strong pieces and keeping accessories simple.

Bonus PINK Link: Check out PINK’s exclusive interview with Michelle Obama.

By Artesia Peluso

“I dress how I damn well please, and it’s nobody’s business buy my own.”

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