Our former First Lady Michelle Obama is in the middle of her sold out book tour to promote her latest novel, The Light We Carry. Yet, as always, its not just her words that are making headlines, it’s her fashion sense as well. Obama has been handing out look after look as she hit stages in Atlanta, Chicago, D.C., and more.
While she was in the White House, her style was indeed impeccable – making her one of the top best-dressed First Lady’s ever. And now that she’s on her new journey as a businesswoman and wife, her style game seems to have been elevated. From President Joe Biden’s inauguration, where she blew everyone away with her stylish plum-colored turtleneck, flared pants, and oversized belt–it’s like she’s gone from a classic style with a pop of flair to a more relaxed and playful look that women can also relate to. She’s taking style risks that would have surely gotten her securitized as the First Lady, but now we see more of her personality coming it and the internet is loving it.
Behind Mrs. Obama’s looks is her longtime stylist, Meredith Koop, who has been documenting each outfit on Instagram.
“I’m always thinking through the different moments: what’s appropriate, what’s appropriate for the audience that’s going to be seeing her, what’s comfortable, and what’s going to look cool,” Koop told InStyle last year.
She told Vogue in late November of this year that the former First Lady “is wanting to be more and more comfortable. That is huge. That’s like most of it. What’s going to be physically comfortable for her body, for her.”
“She’s incredible at what she says, what she does, how much she cares. We all know this, and most of us agree,” Koop told Insider. “The legacy is her. The clothing is that extra element that is transcendent in nonverbal communication.”
During this book tour, Obama also opted to wear her hair down naturally, something she spoke about during her book stop in Washington, DC. According to The Washington Post, Obama felt America were “just getting adjusted” to having a Black president when the Obamas were in the White House, so she opted to wear her hair straight during Barack’s time in office.
“Let me keep my hair straight,” she recalled thinking. “Let’s get healthcare passed.” The former First Lady noted that constituents “tripped out when Barack wore a tan suit,” so she assumed natural hair would cause an absolute uproar and distract from getting actual work done.
Here are some of our Forever First Lady’s latest looks below:
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