No matter what you might think of the Obamas’ politics, there’s no denying that Michelle is a style icon. She's made designers like Jason Wu household names, mixes high and low with wild success and is always up for a little self-reinvention.
Here, a few ways to get her pitch-perfect second-term look:
“Cool” Hair (That’s Also Age-Appropriate) Think bangs are juvenile? Think again. Michelle’s look works because she went for face-framing fringe (rather than a horizontal cut) and paired it with a polished bob.
The Jacquard Coat We absolutely loved the Thom Browne coat she wore to yesterday’s inauguration. Channel the perfectly fitted and functional (read: warm!) style with a jacquard coat from ASOS ($111) or Boden ($139).
The Low-Key Blouse She dressed things down for the Kids' Inaugural Concert in an oversize Alexander McQueen blouse (similar style, $995). Snag cheaper versions at Zappos ($70) or Romwe ($47) and cinch with the same Anthropologie belt ($48) she sported.
The Killer Arms Not so into Michelle’s daily arm workouts? Go for a lazier approach with half-pound weighted bangles ($35 for two), which promise to work your bis and tris while you go about your day. The bipartisanship of fashion and fitness: We’re pretty sure the First Lady would approve.