Michelle Obama in Africa
Darlings, let’s give a quick shoutout to Shelley O’s African trip wardrobe, which has been suitably colorful and attention-getting, while still being classy and First Lady-like. Which isn’t to say there weren’t a couple clunkers. She wouldn’t be Shelley if she didn’t mismatch a print or misplace a belt at least once a trip, bless her.
Of the three, the first one is our least favorite. Not a particularly fabulous print. The second one is almost amusingly First Lady-like (considering she doesn’t dress like a typical First Lady a lot of the time), but she made it interesting with a print blouse and her nearly ever-present teal shoes, which complement the coral-colored suit nicely. As for the third look, LOVE. Truly. This looks fabulous on her.
Now let’s move on to the unfortunates.
We think it’s wonderful that she’s been incorporating African style prints in her wardrobe (and let’s face it; she’s the first First Lady who can really pull them off), but she’s not incorporating them very well here. First look: Beautiful colors in the print, but the pants and the jacket really don’t go with the top at all. Second look: This might have worked if she hadn’t deployed the vest. Third look: This might have worked if she hadn’t worn matching pants and shoes, which, when combined with the sash, make her look absurdly high-waisted and disproportionate. Still, we have to give the lady her due; can you picture any other First Lady making choices as bold as these?
[Photo Credit: AP, Reuters]