First Lady Style: Best Summer Looks

From florals to blocks of color, from pencil skirts to cardigans, we check out Mrs. Obama's sweetest styles of the season.

Celia L. Smith Aug, 29, 2012

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We were swooning over Mrs. Obama's dreamy ombré "toile de joie" dress from Boy. By Band of Outsiders and matching periwinkle cardigan during her interview for the Associated Press.

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Michelle Obama was sitting pretty on Good Morning America, sporting a beautiful flower embroidered skirt by Talbots and her favorite Azzedine Alaia leather belt.

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At the North Carolina campaign field office, FLOTUS sported country-fresh florals designed by Tracy Reese in a beautiful canary and grey palette.

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The first lady certainly travels fly. Upon arriving in Chicago for a wedding, Mrs. Obama sported a pleated floral skirt, black tank, an Azzedine Alaia belt, ballet flats and a matching doctors bag.

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The First Lady's style of choice for the White House annual picnic was a fresh green frock with yellow colorblocking and matching ballet flats. Such a vibrant selection.

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Along the campaign trail, the First Lady stopped by a local bakery in Virginia in a sweet ensemble - an Ann Taylor tank top, pink pencil skirt, Jason Wu handbag and gorgoeous clustered necklace.

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Mrs. O's brightest Summer moment was in this colorful pixelated-print shift dress by Preen with matching turquoise kitten heels.

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Michelle Obama first donned this wisteria-print Tracy Feith dress back in 2009 at the inaugaration, and we didn't mind seeing it again this past Memorial Day at the Arlington National Cemetary.

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Nothing says summer better than a lush green jacquard pleat dress by Barbara Tfank. This was the First Lady's dress of choice at a White House Kids 'State Dinner.'

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At the book signing for American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America Michelle Obama opted for a tonal cream look - a short sleeve key-hole top, printed pencil skirt and d'orsay kitten heels.

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This was a tried and true fashion moment for Mrs. O. The wide-leg cobalt blue pants and matching flats, colorful tank and teal cardi was right on-trend.

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Mrs. O has always been one to sport fab, affordable pieces and this ASOS plaid midi dress proves our point.

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Mrs. O made it a chic meet and greet at Camp Noah in Alabama, wearing a navy trench-style dress and Azzedine Alaia belt.

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During a portrait unveiling at the White House The First Lady brought her "A" game in a grey and white rose-print shift dress by Prabal Garung and metallic silver belt.

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When rallying Barack supporters Mrs. Obama does it in style. In Florida the First Lady sported a Chris Benz green and aqua print shift dress and a jeweled House of Lavande belt.

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The First Lady's most regal look was appropriately at the Buckingham Palace in London during the Olympics Opening Ceremony reception. She dazzled us in a J. Mendel metallic embroidered top and pleated skirt with Manolo Blahnik kitten heels and Azaara earrings.


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