It’s safe to say that former First Lady Michelle Obama knows how to live her best life—and how to do it in style. From fashion statements to home décor, we’re breaking down how you too can live life like this stylish icon.
Mrs. Obama’s style never disappoints. What makes her a veritable fashion icon is the way she owns her unique style with such grace and elegance. With a fondess for bright patterns and bold jewelry, such as a statement beaded necklace, she wears what feels good to her and is never afraid to take a chance. Case in point: the custom Jason Wu dress she wore at the 2016 state dinner in honor of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
If we had to describe the former First Lady’s beauty game in one word, it would be flawless. She is always perfectly polished, but never overly so—always allowing her natural beauty to shine through. From subtle looks made up of glowy cheekbones and nude lips to high drama looks comprised of shimmery smokey eyes, she can do no wrong. And can we take a moment to appreciate her gorgeous bangs and famous bob cut?
With the help of renowned interior designer Michael S. Smith, Mrs. Obama’s stunning sartorial style was reflected in the decor of the First Family’s personal living quarters in the White House. Just like the Obamas, the space was elegant, warm, welcoming, and with a pop of personality—all while respecting the historic charm of the building.
Want to dine in DC like Mrs. Obama? Book a reservation at BLT Steakhouse (1625 I St NW, Washington, DC, 201-689-8999) where she was a regular. She loved the steakhouse so much she even celebrated her birthday there back in 2012. If you’re in the mood for a romantic date Obama style, head to Bourbon Steak DC (2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-944-2026) where the Obamas toasted their 20th and 22nd wedding anniversaries. If it’s good enough for FLOTUS, it’s good enough for us.