Steal Her Style: Michelle Obama

June 17, 2013

Daily Digest

Steal Her Style: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is in Ireland this week and we can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing. On State visits, such as her trip to Ireland in 2011, she nods to the host country by incorporating one of their fashion designers or country’s colours into her ensemble.

The weather isn’t exactly sunny so we expect to see  tailored dress or pencil skirt layered up with a cropped cardigan or summer coat and some accessories, hopefully by an Irish designer.

The first lady has an enviable wardrobe.

She has an elegant approach to fashion, wearing a mixture of high/low labels such as Gap, Banana Republic and J. Crew teamed with high-end designers.


When at home she patriotically wears US designers such as Jason Wu, Michael Kors and Narciso Rodriguez.

Look 1 (pictured): Landing in Dublin in 2011, Michelle Obama wore a lace shift dress, with an embellished belt, adding a green touch to her outfit. What a subtle way to champion the luck of the Irish!

To get the look, WSW recommends: Black Zara blazer €49, Zara dress €39.99, Matthew Williamson embellished belt, €132.54, The Outnet

Look 2: For her trip to Monegall Co. Offaly, Michelle changed into some Irish-weather appropriate attire; a silk nude coloured trench coat which suited her colouring to a tee, but for most pale Irish ladies, a more vibrant coloured Mac would be more fitting.

WSW recommends: Oscar de la Renta nude silk trench coat, €2,232, Net-a-porter or Diane von Furstenburg’s blue silk mac, Matches Fashion, €511


The First Lady wore a Tom Binns gold necklace.  You can buy from the Belfast-born jewellery designer’s current collection on Net-a-porter.

Those Arms

The first lady’s toned arms don’t just happen overnight or genetically, they come the hard earned way.  Michelle rises at 5.30am every day to exercise in the White House gym. Thus explaining her penchant for sleeveless and one shouldered dresses.

WSW recommends: Michael Kors asymmetrical dress, Yoox, €590

Michelle Obama’s Hair

Always groomed to within an inch of her life, Mrs. Obama opted for a sleek up do for her Irish visit, which faltered at the mercy of high winds in Monegall.

Michelle Obama’s Hotel of Choice

Ash cloud prevented Michelle and Barack Obama from over-nighting in Dublin’s Merrion Hotel, but they did have lunch in the presidential suite (chicken and brown rice no less – no wonder Mrs. O is so in shape).

WSW recommends:  Art Tea in the Merrion Hotel’s drawing rooms – a sumptuous champagne afternoon tea (with Tattinger bubbly no less) including miniature sweet creations inspired by the work of J.B Yeats and Louis Le Brocquy. Daily, 3-6pm, €49.

How do you rate Michelle Obama’s Style?

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9 Responses to “Steal Her Style: Michelle Obama”

  1. Jordan Says:

    Great picture!! Her belt is a custom piece from French designer, Shourouk! It’s on Shourouk’s blog here:

  2. batgirl Says:

    Love those wedges! Any idea where I can get them?

  3. Annemarie Says:

    Thanks for that Jordan! I will add it to the article

  4. Annemarie Says:

    Hey batgirl, those wedges (if you mean the ones on the model on the right hand side above?) are Zara

  5. Jordan Says:

    Thanks Annemarie!

  6. Jordan Says:

    By the way, here is her site too:

    It shows her collections and an e-shop with pieces available for purchase…there are some great items!!

  7. batgirl Says:

    Thanks Annemarie…love them! :-)

  8. Annemarie Says:

    @batgirl – I hope they are still in stock

  9. Annemarie Says:

    Thanks Jordan – yes I checked out her stuff – fabulous though looks WAY out of my price if I’d ever have the need to wear a tiara! Greap aspirational pieces though

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