First Lady Style: Summer Love

Warm weather looks we love on Mrs. O!

Celia L. Smith May, 30, 2014

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The First Lady looks refreshing in a lace embroidered Naeem Khan dress at the MET’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the Anna Wintour Institute. Mrs. O fit right in with the fashion set.

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Clad in a Tracy Reese dress and lace cardigan, the First Lady gets the memo that all-white is the chic shade to sport this summer.

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Michelle Obama knocked this Carolina Herrera look out the park! The patterns gave her the perfect pop and touch of playfulness that suits her personality.

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We all know the First Lady loves to move and this Michael Kors A-line cap-sleeved linen dress and epic Alexander McQueen double buckle belt has got her looking fab while doing so.

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Now this is how you pull-off a skirt set stylishly: play with patterns, asymmetrical hemlines and pair with a chic pair of pointed cap-toe flats.

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A complete peek at the lovely look on stage.

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This light and sweet floral concoction and nude shoes are a toned down hue for the occasion but totally turned up in style.

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What a day for an ombre wrap dress! This style simply sings spring.

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We all know even while getting fit, the First Lady is no short of fab.

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Mrs. O is a ray of sunshine in a yellow Michael Kors silk sheen sheath dress with a precious bow-front belt at the second annual 'Kids' State Dinner' in the White House.

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Another floral Jason Wu dress makes it's way to the presidential palace to meet Senegal President Macky Sall his wife Marieme Faye Sall.

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The First Lady's oxblood off-the-shoulder dress by Laura Smalls was a hit at the DNC last year and was just as fabulous during her "Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties" initiative this year.

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This is definitely one of Michelle Obama's chicest moments yet! At the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, South Africa, the First Lady wore a pleated Naeem Khan sunset-print dress in a sexy one-shoulder design topped by a gold tiered necklace. ESSENCE approved!

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In Arlington Virginia, another First Lady favorite emerges: Peter Soronen. Mrs. O's lace floral print dress, House of Lavande belt and green patent kitten heels makes for sweet summer moment.

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FLOTUS makes business attire look stunning in a matching dress set with her signature classy kitten heels. The summer white makes it the perfect warm-weather office look.

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First Lady brings this merino wool Narciso Rodriguez blazer to life with a punch of colorblocking in a silk crepe top also by the designer during her visit to The Gaihety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

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Boarding Air Force One in Berlin, the couple's style looks absolutely snazzy, but we have to say our First Lady stole the shine in this Carolina Herrera swirl-print cocktail dress.

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While meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife Thobeka Madiba-Zuma, Michelle Obama kept it understated but polished in varying shades of blushed nudes, from the blazer down to her pointed pumps. So sophisticated.

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Mrs. O keeps up with the ever so elegant Tanzanian First Lady, Salma Kikwete, by donning a Jason Wu printed piece herself. A good way to pull off an LBD style in the summer!

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The First Lady chose to ring in the 4th of July sporting a beautiful blue stunner designed by Boy. by band of Outsiders. The ombré touch is a modern take on a traditional "toile" pattern and the red flats make it officially patriotic. Love this look!

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Michelle Obama's ensemble at the official State Dinner in Tanzania is so effortlessly summer-chic. The well-designed designed button-down blouse by Zero+Maria Cornejo lends a traditional touch to a bold tangerine-striped Carolina Herrera skirt, while the gold belt is the key accessory that pulls this look together.

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A solemn moment with Tanzanian First Lady Salma Kikwete captures Michelle Obama pretty in a painterly Rachel Roy dress and bolero-style cardigan with golden pumps.

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At the Sci-Bono Discovery Center in Africa, Mrs-O appropriately supported local design talent by mixing a blouse by Nigerian designer Maki-Oh with an emerald button-down midi skirt by Ghanian-produced line Osei-duro. Take notes on this great print mix moment!

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We're so blue over this look! The subtle asymetrical hemmed blouse, the precisely tailored overcoat, right down to her patent ballet flats is a prime example of how to pull off a monochromatic evening look this season.

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A First Lady vintage number from the 2008 Florida campaign rally re-surfaces! This casual black and white Narciso Rodriguez dress is totally timeless and worked perfectly for this year's family trip to Africa.

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Now this is a "Rock Mom" moment June Ambrose would certainly approve of! Tackling two trends in one –– colorblocking and black and white (courtesy of Zara), the First Lady works a simple casual-chic moment.

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While attending her daughter's dance recital in Bethesda, Maryland the First Lady is a showstopper herself in a Tracy Reese floral print dress, marigold flats and a nude clutch. Bravo!


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