Well, it’s official, Michelle Obama is going to be the next First Lady of the United States of America. And, regardless of what you may think about her husband’s politics, you’ve got to admit the lady’s got style. Just look at the Spring 09 Narciso Rodriguez dress she wore on the night of the election. Sure, it’s gotten mixed reviews from the fashion critics (I come down firmly on the side of “She’s Working It!”), but it’s not a boring choice, that’s for sure.
Me, I’m over the moon that the soon-to-be First Lady of the USA has an interesting fashion sense, as you can see from a few examples here.
Boogying with Ellen DeGeneres.
In a dress from Thakoon’s Resort ’09 line.
In J. Crew separates and a Moschino shirt dress… both with super cute shoes.
And that brings me to what we love most over here, of course… shoes.
Because, yes folks, you’re eyes do not deceive you. That is Michelle Obama wearing flats. She’s a flats kinda woman. She’s more often shoes under 3″ than in anything higher. And I couldn’t be happier about it!
A curious reader wrote us asking about Ms. Obama’s footwear choices, and… well… to be honest, I have yet to figure out what those black flats she wore on election night were. But the woman has some seriously cute pairs of low-heels and flats.
Might I suggest she stick with this plan of comfy and attractive shoes. Much like Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has done (with great elegance and panache). We need more high-profile women who know they can be confident and stylish without the super-high heels.
Since those look like they’re only at the UK version of Netaporter, here’s a Taryn Rose alternative: the Bion.
Or maybe these Chloe purple pointy-toe numbers that are cool and classy, but with a nice hit of style at the same time.
There’s a classic Tod’s skimmer (the Biscuit, in this case) … can’t go wrong there.
Or, for something a wee bit more daring (and yet, totally still something I could see her wearing), there’s this totally adorable Joey McMakin pump.
Tahari’s got these Tessa flats.
I could go on and on and on. But instead, I will leave with one more suggestion. Because, for something sporty and supportive, she could go for these Keds skimmers, just one of many Obama shoe designs available here, for those so inclined.