One Dress, Four Ways: If Michelle Obama Can Do It, So Can You

February 4, 2010 by Tara Trombetta
shefinds | Shop

Michelle Obama has an uncanny ability to relentlessly pull one great outfit after the next from her White House closet, like at this morning’s prayer breakfast, when she re-wore a purple Narciso Rodriguez dress with a cardigan underneath (see photos below).

Observe the rules of Obama style: After poring through her outfits, this woman knows how to layer and how to recycle. She also knows what her best colors are and works her wardrobe around that palette. Even more importantly, she choose a few core cuts that flatter her body. From there, everything just falls into place, over, and over, and over….

Shop in the same color palette to create easily interchangeable ensembles. A dress can easily go from summer to winter with a like-colored tissue-weight, long-sleeve tee underneath, like this one, for under $10.

Add a brooch, like this turquoise one, to change a plain dress into something special.

Buy cardigans. Lots of them. They work in every length, and every color, with every outfit. We’re partial to these: wear the Banana Republic lavender cardigan with black, blue, or other neutrals, and this yellow Vince cardigan, which looks really fresh with gray or khaki dresses.

Pick one standout item, like a wide belt with a unique pattern, that can be used to accent everything.

Get more celebrity fashions and reference all of our favorite Michelle Obama looks, and master how to dress for your body type.

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...


This Cozy Sweater *Literally* Has Thousands Of Rave Reviews At Everlane

January 14, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
We want every color!


Celebrities Swear By These Super Slimming Leggings From Old Navy--& They're Only $32!

January 14, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
They're so affordable!


This Coat Is SO Flattering, No One Will Believe It Was Under $50!

January 13, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
We want one in every color!


You Need To Buy This $35 Jacket From Zara Before The Price Goes Back Up!

January 12, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
It's so chic!


We Never Expected To See Boots Like THIS But Now They’re A Huge Winter Trend

January 9, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
This is so new!


Once And For All, These Are The Best Bras To Buy If You Have Big Boobs

January 9, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
You're welcome in advanced!


Coach Is Having A 50% Off Sale Right Now--They're Practically Giving Away Free Bags!

January 5, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
These deals are too good!


This Trend Will Be EVERYWHERE in 2019--Just Wait & See!

January 5, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
We already love it!


Once And For All, These Are The Best Slimming Leggings Under $20 From Amazon

January 3, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
They're top rated!


5 Boot Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing In Winter 2019, According To Our Editors

December 30, 2018 by SHEfinds Editors
Add them to your cart ASAP!