Affordable Celebrity Style: Michelle Obama

Affordable Celebrity Style: Michelle Obama
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Affordable Celebrity Style: Michelle Obama

Think Pink

The First Lady made a bold statement at the DNC, stepping up to the podium in a pretty pink Tracy Reese frock and J.Crew pumps. A similar full skirted silhouette and arm-baring cut like this affordable find from ModCloth is a fuss-free option for your own glamorous night.

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Sweet Scoop

Michelle chose a cheery ensemble for a Mother’s Day meeting with military wives. Score a similarly face-flattering scoop-neck top from Express for under $30!

Get it now: Express ruched cowl shell top, $29.90 at

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Jumble of Gems

When Mrs. Obama was set to see Britain’s super-stylish First Lady, Samantha Cameron, she dressed for the event with something bold and fearless -- a statement necklace constructed from layer upon layer of blue beads. Not ready for quite so many strands? Yochi’s version has tons of oomph and can be layered with other pieces in your jewelry box.

Get it now: Yochi turquoise bead necklace, $100 at   

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Bright and Bold

There’s nothing like an orange trench to brighten a dreary day. Mrs. Obama’s is from Ann Taylor (now sold out) but Forever 21’s topper is a savvy stand-in.

Get it now: Forever 21 belted trench, $37.80 at

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Haute Heather

Mixing neutrals can have surprisingly exciting results! Take inspiration from the gray and oatmeal combo Mrs. Obama wore at the Pentagon and top your own muted dress with a dove-hued cardigan.

Get it now/strong>: Banana Republic jewel-button cardigan, $59.50 at

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Brocade Beauty 

Brocades are set to be huge for fall and while their presence on the runway certainly had something to do with it, we think the First Lady’s many pieces in the fabric sealed the deal. And you don’t need a fancy occasion to wear the trend; ASOS’s clutch is beautifully versatile.

Get it now: ASOS metallic brocade clutch, $66.28 at

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White Collar

When you need to a make a serious, pulled-together impression, borrow this strategy from Mrs. O: Simple black top, crisp white collar!

Get it now: Alex Marie ‘Elizabeth’ peter pan collar dress, $139 at

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Gorgeous Garden

The First Lady wore Naeem Khan’s floral gown to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Takeaway: If you have to listen to jokes about your spouse, you might as well look gorgeous doing it! To add a similarly pretty print to your wardrobe, try this seasonless silk scarf from Brooks Brothers. The ruched chiffon fabric dresses up any outfit.

Get it now: Brooks Brothers ruched floral oblong scarf, $118 at

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Teal Appeal

FLOTUS made campaign stops in Ohio and Virginia wearing an all-American ensemble: classic A-line dress, straw bag and floral brooch. We love that she’s bringing back teal, a color that looks great on nearly everyone. See for yourself in this little knee-length dress from RSVP.

Get it now: RSVP ‘Serina’ teal dress, $89 at

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Painterly Print

Patterns inspired by Monet, Manet and other impressionists are staples in the First Lady’s wardrobe. Case in point: this Tracy Feith frock she wore way back in 2009 and again this summer. Why not do the same with this dress from Vince Camuto?

Get it now: Vince Camuto impressionist-print dress, $128 at

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Palazzo Play

A visit to Sasha and Malia’s school called for something casual, but still crisp: palazzo pants in the perfect shade of blue. Incorporate this similar pair from French Connection into your off-duty routine.

Get it now: French Connection ‘Fast Apollo’ wide-leg crepe pants, $58.80 at

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Don’t Stop the Colorblock

While keeping up with funny man David Letterman during her first appearance on The Late Show, Michelle wore a cream, blue and green colorblock dress accented with a sparkling retro brooch.

Follow Michelle’s lead by wearing this Eliza J colorblock silk dress (right; $158 at

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Orange You Glad

Michelle joins forces with the choreographer of Disney Channel’s Shake It Up and friends at an event in Jacksonville, Florida and sparks our newest obsession: her bright orange frock (the color of the year--don't forget!) in a flirty silhouette.

To emulate Michelle’s fun look, stick to frock in a vibrant hue and classic shape like this Topshop 'Scuba' skater dress (right; $92 at Add a pair of heels in a contrasting color and you're set to shine.

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White House, White Suit

To welcome UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha to the United Sates, the First Lady sported a sleek white dress with a matching fitted blazer.

To achieve Michelle’s white-hot look, wear your favorite knee-length skirt with this Coldwater Creek 'Tucked and True' jacket (right; $119.95 at

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Shades of Yellow

Michelle makes a statement in a chartreuse cardigan with embroidered flower detail while participating in an Olympics-themed event in Washington DC. The First Lady paired her L’Wren Scott cardi (and coordinating yellow blouse) with wide legged cream pants.

For a more subtle take on Mrs. Obama vintage-inspired style, we love the delicate bead and pearl embellishments of this soft yellow Free People sweater (right; $148 at

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Purple Reign

Michelle looked exquisite in a vibrant asymmetrical gown by designer Doo-Ri Chung for a black-tie state dinner with the President of South Korea. The First Lady, an avid fan of the color purple, accessorized the one-shoulder stunner minimally with matching heels, a gold cuff and simple dangling earrings.

Get the look now: Merona one-shoulder chiffon dress, $35.99 at

Contrasting Chic

For a busy day that included speaking at a health summit and unveiling the White House

All Laced Up 

Before hopping aboard Air Force One for a trip to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia; Mrs. Obama and the President spent Veterans Day at Arlington National Ceremony placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Looking sophisticated and feminine, the First Lady accented a lace-print skirt suit and black turtleneck with an assortment of necklaces.

Get the look now: Alfani lace-print pencil skirt, $29.99, at

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Red Dress

Wearing an elegant, drop-waist Azzedine Alaia dress, the First Lady walked hand-in-hand with her husband to the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. She topped the full-skirted number with a cardigan cinched with a glittering brooch at the waist—an easy fix that can streamline the silhouette of any flowing frock.

Get the look now: Nurture Swiss-dot dress, $59.40 at

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Yellow Kittens

On the Today show, Michelle Obama donned a navy polka dot, knee-length dress with a ruffled collar by H

Dress in Putty

As in, the color of Michelle Obama

Tie a Patterned Ribbon

We love the bow blouse Michelle Obama wore when she presented the National Medals for Museum and Library Service.

This Animal Print Pussy-Bow Blouse (right; $51.72 at ASOS) is a close match and would be perfect paired with a black pencil skirt, like Michelle wore.

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Stay Warm in Red

Michelle Obama wore a long, red, belted cardigan while visiting a Toys For Tots distribution center during the holiday season. It's perfect for winter, and still oh-so-stylish!

Like the look? Try this Investments Long Multi-Stitch Cardigan (right; $35.40 at Dillard's).

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Waist High

Genius! Michelle Obama paired a plain white tank with a cute Jolibe skirt and Kara Ross NY cuff bracelet while on vacation with the family during the winter holiday.

Achieve the style by wearing a tank with this high-waisted Silky Shirred Waist Skirt (right; $35 at American Apparel).

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Metallic Embroidery

While at the Children's National Medical Center, Michelle Obama sported the Merion Sparklegate Cardigan from J. Crew.

Although the sweater is sold out -- surprise, surprise -- this INC International Concepts Long Sleeve Sequin Border Cropped Cardigan (Macy's) features the same embellished trend.

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Pop of Color

There's no question - Michelle Obama knows how to accessorize. And, she doesn't shy away from bold colors. While at a college basketball game at Howard University, Mrs. O wore black from head to toe with a bright red belt.

Want to copy the first lady? Use this Double-Buckle Stretch Belt in Red (right; $22 at Torrid) on all of your all-black ensembles and beyond.

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Go Bold

During day 3 of Maria Shriver's Women's Conference in 2010, Michelle Obama looked stunning in a Jason Wu creation featuring a leaf print chiffon bodice. We loved the empire waist and the bold print!

If you want to give the trend a whirl, try this The Natural Luxe Collection Leopard Print Silk Dress ( Spiegel).

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Go Bold

During day 3 of Maria Shriver

Frequent Flier

Michelle Obama traveled in style enroute to a four-country, 10-day trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. The First Lady boarded Air Force one in this printed, full-skirted dress by Moschino.

Love the print? Get a similar look with the Watercolor Wash Dress from ModCloth—a steal at under $50 (right, $47 at ModCloth). Anthropologie's corduroy shirt dress is slightly pricier, but has a similar silhouette to the First Lady's dress ($128 at Anthropologie).

By: iVillage (photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Frequent Flier

Michelle Obama traveled in style enroute to a four-country, 10-day trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. The First Lady boarded Air Force one in this printed, full-skirted dress by Moschino.

Love the print? Get a similar look with the Watercolor Wash Dress from ModCloth


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