First Lady Style: In Her Shoes

Get a closer look at Mrs. O's chic shoe collection, and the details on her coveted thigh-high boots!

Celia L. Smith Nov, 19, 2013

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To match a coat of this splendor requires an equally chic boot like this midi style Mrs. O wore to the inauguration designed by Reed Krakoff.

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A thigh-high with a medium stacked heel and round toe instantly yields 60s mod versus sultry vixen.

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Looking to give your style a kick? A red pop-colored pump is surprisingly another great neutral for black and white and beyond.

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Green makes an unexpected splash to a citrus companion like this Michael Kors silk sheath dress.

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If you're making the leap from stilettos to kitten heels, lean toward styles you'd typically wear. For example, the ankle strap Mary Jane is a closet staple so taking down the heel height would be a minimal difference.

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Opt for trend-forward alternatives (like this graphic cap-toe style) to keep your kitten heels from looking dated.

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Shoes are the last thing we put on, but usually the first piece to get the conversation started. Go with a bold note-worthy color worth talking about.

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The First Lady sported this punchy pink suede J.Crew pair to match her damask Tracy Reese dress.

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Note how Mrs. O finished off this vibrant, patterned Preen dress with turquoise pumps (seen previously with her bold orange dress) that punctuate her look fiercely.

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Who says kitten heels have to be boring? Add some spice to this style with sparkles and metallic finishes.

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Mrs. O's metallic Manolo's have become the new neutral!

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The First Lady gives a conservative spin to the same metallic kitten heels by wearing a grey shift dress.

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The classic black pump is chic no matter what the heel height. Add a splash of patent and style with prints and it instantly feels fresh.

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Nude is also "the new black," and the First Lady revives this beige tone in a chic sling back to match her pencil skirt.

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Mrs. O confirms exactly why we call her "commander in chic" by pairing metallic skinny jeans with her patent pumps.

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Kittens heels are modest, so if you're looking for a sexier approach a wild croc or python skin should do.

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Michelle Obama pulls off these python pumps fabulously with a printed pastel skirt.