I’ll Have What She’s Having : A mellow hued watercolor floral print that although vintage inspired, looks fresh and age appropriate on First Lady Michelle Obama.
A rich print on a classic 60’s inspired princess coat could have gone all wrong on someone Michelle Obama’s age, as it could have aged her beyond her years if it weren’t for some modern updates and a slightly more relaxed silhouette that took away the Jackie Kennedy edge from her ensemble.
Stylist Tip: Avoid channelling vintage style exactly the way it was worn the first time to avoid a costume effect– tweak to modern chic.
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Michelle Obama recently made an elegant statement in a regal blue abstract printed Peter Som coat to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture earlier this week with hair that was equally reduced to evoke a studied grace.
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What saved her tea coat from looking a tad it to far into the ladies who lunch retro zone was a flawless cut, patch pockets in unexpected sizes and the fact that she left the look completely accessory free.
And with that look she managed to hit so many trends on the dot from full-on digital prints to retro toppers like those seen at Marc Jacobs without loosing herself along the way. Just as she looks glamorous enough to make a splash at any event, she also looks comfortably chic enough to go on about her everyday in the look in a heartbeat. — Naveed Hussain
How to Make Michelle Obama Vintage Style Work For You? Check out vintage shops or eBay for brocade coats, and get inspired with these vintage style Michelle Obama looks:
Photo: Peter SomPublished on February 28, 2012