Who knew the day would come when a rhinestone belt from J.Crew would hang in the Smithsonian. Well that day is here my friends. And we have Michelle Obama to thank for it. MObama blew me away with her 2013 inauguration outfit . In case you missed it, she donned a Thom Browne coat and dress, J.Crew belt and gloves, and Reed Krakoff black boots.
And she looked damn good.
It’s no secret I’m a big fashion fan of the First Lady. As I’ve said in the past, not every look is my fave, but her confidence wins me over every time.
For inauguration day, she seemed to get everything right. First, the jacket itself was structured, flattering, and modern. The cut cinched in at the waist and fell neatly over her lower half. The pattern was successfully neutral while still remaining interesting. Plus, the vertical seams offered a slimming effect. The belt gave the overall ensemble a dash of glamour, while the magenta gloves stood out as a dramatic–yet not overwhelming–pop of color. And to finish it off, the boots she chose were sophisticated and semi-easy to walk in. Overall, she appeared modern and well-tailored. Two things every woman should strive for.
Jill Biden, on the other hand, made me a little sad. I rarely give negative criticism to specific people on this blog, but I feel like there’s a lesson to be learned here. Dr. Biden is a beautiful woman, but she seems to often miss the mark when it comes to her wardrobe. Today was no exception. The dress, while pretty, looked too cutesy for her, while the coat was flimsy and too mother-of-the-bride. Plus, she could have benefited from a dark grey or black tight instead of opting for bare legs. It would have elongated her legs, and provided a more streamlined look. And I think she should cut her hair. It’s time, Jill.
But overall, congrats to the ladies of the inauguration! Can’t wait for four more years of Mrs. O.