Michelle Obama's Best Summer Looks

Michelle Obama's Best Summer Looks
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 24, 2011

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When: July 5th, 2011
Where: Washington Natioanals game in Washington D.C.
Why: This gorgeous Duro Olowu print top looks bold and vibrant on our First Lady.

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When: July 20, 2011
Where: Food an Financing Initiative Speech in Washington, D.C.
Why: This belted Narciso Rodriquez number is simple, sleek and chic and paired with these silver pumps, it’s perfect!

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When: June 22nd, 2011
Where: Vhuthilo Community Center in Johannesburg
Why: It’s the chicest gardening we’ve ever seen! Mrs. O selects a sleek black on black ensemble for a community garden visit and work.

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When: June 23rd, 2011
Where: University of Capetown
Why: The Nigerian designer makes another appearance on our Top 20 countdown with a bold and beautiful green and yellow print top.

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When: June 21st, 2011
Where: Nelson Mandela’s home in South Africa
Why: This graceful and sophisticated Narciso Rodriguez suit is as beautiful as this historical photo.

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When: July 17th, 2011
Where: Enroute from church in Washington, D.c
Why: This Jason Wu print dres boasts a lovely floral print and a flattering a-line cut.

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When: June 24, 2011
Where: Gaborone, Botswana
Why: This gorgeous coral Jean Paul Gaultier suit fit the vibrant mood for Mrs. O’s welcome to Botswana.

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When: June 22nd, 2011
Where: Regina Mundi Church in Johannesburg, South Africa
Why: Mrs. O gracefully sports the of-the-moment color-block trend in this gorgeous two-piece multi-tone suit.

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When: August 7, 2011
Where: White House
Why: This gorgeous Gregory Parkinson skirt was the anchor of a light, relaxed outfit that was as comfy as it was cute.

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When: June 9th, 2011
Where: National Partnership for Women and Families, Washington D.C
Why: This beautiful melon colored Rachel Roy sheath is a perfect summer staple.

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When: June 3rd, 2011
Where: White House
Why: We love the stylish pairing of a tunic with a black cropped pant and short sleeved sweater.

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When: June 11th, 2011
Where: White House
Why: Mrs. O remixes this abstract print Gap dress as a tunic with these white pants. The green Lambertson Truex tote is a very nice chat.

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When: July 21, 2011
Where: Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Why: This Merona for Target dress features all the elements for First Lady Style: a simple, scoop neckline; bare sleeves and a fun, powerful print.

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When: July 21st, 2011
Where: Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Fayetville, North Carolina
Why: We love this chill, relaxed ensemble topped off with uber-cool Converse kicks.

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When: July 4th, 2011
Where: White House
Why: This vibrant Sophie Theallet dress set off fireworks of it’s own when Mrs. O wore it on the Fourth of July.

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When: July 24, 2011
Where: Joining Forces Cookout for National Guard and Reserve and Active Duty members in Concord, N.H
Why: This ASOS print dress was perfect for a summer’s cookout. The First Lady adds a bright red belt to give it added oomph for the occasion.

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When: June 8th, 2011
Where: State Dinner for German Chancellor in Washington, D.C.
Why: This glittering Naeem Kahn gown looks superb on the First Lady along with her stack of Alexis Bittar bangles.

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When: June 8th, 2011
Where: Washington D.C
Why: Mrs. O shows off one of her favorite style elements: prints, in this knee length DVF sheath

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When: August 21st, 2011
Where: Nancy’s Restaurant in Oak Bluff’s on Martha’s Vineyard
Why: Those colors! Rich, lush, bold and vibrant! This Suno skirt was the perfect pick for a summers’ date.

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Where: White House
Why: This gorgeous print dress just oozes the fun, style and spirit of summer. The A-line dress is form flattering and the patent red flats are the perfect punctuation.