5 Wearable Trends Straight from Michelle Obama's Closet

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5 Wearable Trends Straight from Michelle Obama's Closet
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While we admittedly admire the first lady's stunning evening-wear looks, we must confess, we love her everyday style even more. From bold cardigans to sleeveless shifts to bow-embellished blouses, the first lady certainly knows how to craft chic ensembles around classic pieces. Find out how to wear five of Michelle Obama’s signature wardrobe staples and channel your inner FLOTUS.

Statement Necklace: Go Bold
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Statement Necklace: Go Bold

Nail a statement necklace like the first lady by pairing bold baubles with an off-the-shoulder dress. Complete the look with an understated updo to really let your statement jewelry shine.

Statement Necklace: Match Your Outfit
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Statement Necklace: Match Your Outfit

Gain accessory inspiration from FLOTUS and wear a necklace in the same shade as your ensemble. In this look, Michelle layers a dark blue, multi-stand necklace over a metallic dress in a similar hue.

Statement Necklace: Add Some Sparkle
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Statement Necklace: Add Some Sparkle

Take a shift dress from simple to stunning by accessorizing with a glittering statement necklace. Take style notes from Mrs. Obama and keep your hair and makeup simple when you're sporting serious sparkle.

Cardigan: Play With Patterns
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Cardigan: Play With Patterns

Play with patterns and textures to create an outfit that's equal parts stylish and unexpected. Gain inspiration from this well-crafted ensemble featuring an embellished cardigan, a patterned pencil skirt and a pair of animal-print pumps.

Cardigan: Polish Your Palette
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Cardigan: Polish Your Palette

Follow Michelle’s lead and build an outfit around your cardigan by choosing complementary pieces within the same color scheme, in this case, yellows, golds and browns. Then, take a page out of Michelle’s style playbook and accessorize your cardigan with a wide belt.

Cardigan: Embrace Minimalism
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Cardigan: Embrace Minimalism

For a minimalist look that's incredibly easy to pull off, pair your cardigan with a dress in the same shade. Michelle wears this sophisticated silhouette with ease by layering a grey cardigan over a neutral shift.

Printed A-line Dress: Choose the Right Neckline
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Printed A-line Dress: Choose the Right Neckline

Play up your assets with a frock that flatters your favorite features. Gain inspiration from Mrs. Obama who shows off her strong shoulders in an A-line dress with a bateau neckline.

Printed A-line Dress: Accentuate Your Waist
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Printed A-line Dress: Accentuate Your Waist

Pair a below-the-knee dress with a waist-accentuating belt, as Michelle Obama does here. Not only will you create an ultra-flattering silhouette, but you'll also break up a bold pattern and end up with a more intriguing ensemble.

Printed A-line Dress: Add Some Color
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Printed A-line Dress: Add Some Color

Follow FLOTUS's lead and mix up your wardrobe with an A-line dress in a bold pattern. Opt for one with shirtdress details like the one Michelle’s wearing for an ensemble that’s both flattering and office-friendly.

Bow Blouse: Keep It Low-Key
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Bow Blouse: Keep It Low-Key

Keep your look low-key by donning a knit top with classic yet eye-catching details. Take style notes from Mrs. Obama who opts for a striped knit blouse complete with an asymmetrical bow.

Bow Blouse: Dress Seasonally
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Bow Blouse: Dress Seasonally

Embrace seasonal patterns by wearing them in class silhouettes. Look to Michelle's festive tartan bow-tie blouse for inspiration. Complete the look with a classic cardigan in a complementary color for an outfit that's just as sophisticated as it is seasonally appropriate.

Bow Blouse: Go Retro
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Bow Blouse: Go Retro

Refresh your workwear wardrobe with a retro-inspired look. FLOTUS wears a classic bow blouse tucked into a sleek pencil skirt, proving that great style combos are timeless.

Shift Dress: Look for Draped Details
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Shift Dress: Look for Draped Details

Here, Michelle Obama demonstrates the flattering power of strategically draped fabric. Follow the first lady's lead and opt for a shift that subtly accentuates your waist.

Shift Dress: Opt for Pleats
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Shift Dress: Opt for Pleats

If finding a dress with draped details proves difficult, opt for a shift with flattering front pleats instead. Further highlight your waistline with a slim belt, as Michelle Obama does here.

Shift Dress: Choose a Modern Print
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Shift Dress: Choose a Modern Print

FLOTUS demonstrates that a large print can make a classic cut look exceedingly modern. Play up your waistline with a wide belt and a cropped cardigan, like the first lady does here.

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