No matter how many possible and previous First Ladies we’ll have, Michelle Obama will always be remembered as one of the most fashionable ones. This super-smart lawyer and author blessed us with so many fabulous fashion choices during her husband’s presidency. The most amazing thing is that she still opts for the coolest designs after the duo left the office. Check out some of Michelle’s best outfits that will inspire you to copy her trailblazing style.
Former President Barack Obama is a regular on every men’s best-dressed list. During his presidency, we got used to seeing him in elegant suits. Once he left the White House, Barack decided to go with a more relaxed style. You can still see him wearing dapper suits and ties, but in most cases, he goes casual. His after-office style includes a lot of polo shirts and laid-back pants. Many refer to Obama’s new looks as the “cool dad’ style. Barack Obama is still an inspiration for many men and an excellent example of how a powerful man should dress and look.
In March this year Barack and former First Lady Michelle had lunch with U2 singer Bono. Mr. Obama opted for a very simple but sleek look. All three of them looked dashing in monochromatic outfits. Barack wore a black suit matched with a white shirt. He left several of the top buttons unbuttoned, that gave his look an urban vibe. The former President also decided to ditch the tie for this casual meet up.
In June, the whole Obama family took a vacation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Mr. Obama spent several years of his childhood living there. During that trip, Barack, Michelle, and their daughters visited the Becici Pine Forest. For this short visit, the former President chose a comfortable look that fit the occasion. He wore khaki pants and a navy polo shirt. Barack also opted for a pair of white New Balance sneakers, which is probably one of his favorite shoe brands.
During that same vacation, Mr. Obama met the Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Widodo took Barack on a personal tour of the Bogor State Palace. For that occasion, the former President chose a simple, but elegant look. He wore a pair of dark navy pants and a light blue shirt. This is a real proof that sometimes simplicity is the key of elegance.
Jason Wu is the Canadian Fashion Designer based in New York who is behind the most mesmerizing Michelle Obama’s outfits. For the records, Jason Wu is the one who designed her dresses for the first and second inauguration of the American President Barack Obama.
Jason Wu went in public with his Pre-Fall 2017 Collection back in January. Now since the collection is available for purchasing in stores Jason Wu came out with more pictures.
The main element that defines his Pre-Fall 2017 Collection is asymmetry present in almost every of his fall designs.
Once again Jason Wu showed why the former First Lady was choosing his designs before others. His creations carry a timeless elegance perfectly suitable for business women who are not afraid to express their individuality with style.
Most of his Pre-Fall 2017 Collection dresses are below the knee or long dresses. In order to bring a cheerful note in the cloudy fall days, he went all floral with a couple of his designs. He also featured several discreetly transparent dresses.
In terms of color, most of his creations are pretty settled and don’t involve more than 2 colors. Anyway, there are couple pieces that feature a stronger print. Colors range from deep orange tones to burgundy, khaki, silver, and black.
Most of his hems are handkerchief and the general spirit of the collection is relaxed but with a dose of formality.
Wu explained that his intention with this collection was to create clothes that are wearable and suitable for any season: “What’s important today is the sense of ease that women are looking for. Clothes have to be multi-seasonal and multi-occasional; no one’s changing several times a day.’
Wu has the unique ability to add a touch of femininity even when he uses mostly a pinstriped suiting fabric.
His fall collection features only a few pieces that are on the edgier side. Namely, the discreet corset lacing brings a dose of sexiness and defines the women’s silhouette enough to fire the imagination.
The silver wrinkly fabric he incorporated in a couple of his designs perfectly breaks the monotony of the suiting fabric that dominates in the collection.
His fall designs aren’t revealing much, but details such as naked shoulder, asymmetrical necklines, and corset lacing add a relaxed, appealing note to the whole story.
With all that being said, it’s probably just a matter of time when we will get to see the former First Lady in some of Wu’s creations again.
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