Do you adore the fashion choices of First Lady Michelle Obama and wonder how you can mimic her moves for less? We unlock the secrets to Mrs. Obama’s first class style and show you how can maximizes your own look by sporting a few signature pieces.
First-Class Style Maker
Do you adore the fashion choices of First Lady Michelle Obama and wonder how you can mimic her style moves on a budget? We unlock the secrets to Mrs. Obama’s first-class style and show you how to maximize your own look by investing in a few signature pieces.
By Qianna Smith & Bridgette Bartlett
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Right to Bare Arms
When you have arms like the First Lady, showing them off is simply a requirement. These sleeveless shift dresses from Rachel Roy and Michael Kors (left to right) are both classy and sexy.
Bows are an ideal way to inject femininity to an otherwise basic look. Whether big and bold like her Moschino blouse or quiet and subtle like the one attached to her floral Thakoon dress, a bow never fails to make a statement.
Bright, vibrant color is no stranger to Mrs. Obama. In fact, she embraces bold hues whenever possible. Use trial and error to uncover the eye-catching hues that best compliment your complexion and then stock up!
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Who says dressing for a professional atmosphere has to be boring? Definitely not Mrs. O! We love how she pairs fitted cardigans with skirts (pencil or full) for a look that is totally office chic. Bare legs and feminine jewelry complete the ensemble.
The First Lady is a tall woman who carefully uses her height to her advantage. Sporting stylish cropped pants as seen here is one way. If you choose to execute something similar, be sure that the rest of your look is in proportion.
The First Lady has learned that cinching her waist is flattering for her hourglass figure. If you have a similar body type, do the same. Statement-making belts in various colors and textures can add the perfect dose of panache to your existing wardrobe.
The First Lady mixes things up with an earring that dangles every now and again. Don’t be afraid to try this. Accessories are the perfect (and often inexpensive) way to add personality to your clothing.
The First Lady needs to sparkle, and she dons great everyday earrings that look sophisticated yet never flashy. The key to looking polished is finding accessories that work for every occasion and are versatile enough to work with key pieces in your wardrobe.
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Mimic Michelle's Moves
Rock your own first-class style by taking cues from First Lady Michelle Obama, who has become a style icon. Try on Mrs. Obama’s most memorable hairdos, including her signature blow-out, when you use the ESSENCE Makeover Magic Tool.