Leave it to Michelle Obama to show us how to wear plaids to the office in a very un-boring way. Obama has been flawless in the post-First Lady outfits department, and this week, she put her own spin on plaid, a key Fall 2017 runway trend.
Here’s what she pulled together for the Obama Foundation Summit 2018 in Chicago, where she surprised a group of high-schoolers with Prince Harry in tow, no less: an avant-garde Stella McCartney blue buttondown with a slightly off-kilter collar (which retails for $645), Michael Kors plaid pants, and topped it all off Jimmy Choo heels.
Then for her onstage appearance, she picked out a ruffled Preen By Thornton Bregazzi dress that incorporates two different kinds of plaids. It somehow manages to be a little '90s grungy while still looking completely pulled-together, and the Prada heels help with that too.
Michelle's stylist Meredith Koop explained the Obama Foundation Summit dress code as "smart casual. Leave your (pant)suits and ties at home -- we're here to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Wear what makes you feel great.” Words to live by, and Michelle looks completely at home in plaid.
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