Friday, July 31, 2009
Michelle Obama's Style Lessons
in these uncertain times, one thing is certain: Michelle Obama knows her own style. from casual to dressy, the first lady knows what looks best on her and realizes that it's ok to wear your favorite pieces over again. she admits to loving fashion and spending money on shoes like any other woman who loves shoes, and i think it's safe to say america has really looked to her as being a style icon.
there are a few "lessons" from Michelle (based on her clothing choices alone) that you can adopt into your own style:
• wear bold colors: from head-to-toe hot pink and lemon yellow, bright colors photograph well and brighten your skin tone.
• belt it: if your waist is a small part on your frame, wearing a bold belt will show it off.
Michelle in a cardigan from the Gap and skirt by Michael Kors
• mix high with low: is it ok to wear Gap with Michael Kors? absolutely! you don't have to break the bank on a cute cardigan.
in a Tracy Feith dress on jan. 21 (left), and may 5 (right)
• wear your favorites over and over: never repeating an outfit is so passé! Michelle wears her wardrobe favorites often.
images Landov, Mandel Ngan/Getty Images, Win McNamee/Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images, Martin H. Simon/Corbis, Washington Pool/Sipa Press