In this article InStyle presents a how-to to dressing in modern American style perfect for the workplace. To do this they used staples found in our own Michelle O's closet. As you know we have been following the First Lady's fashions for over a year and so has InStyle. Here is what they had to say:
Long Coats: In an airy neutral tone or bursting with color, a clean-line coat that comes to the knee makes a tasteful statement. Combine it with a matching dress or skirt for pulled-together polish.
Bold Cardigans: The new business chic swaps restrained suit jackets for spirited sweaters, often belted. Crewneck or V-neck, worn open or closed, solid or patterned-these lively knits look both approachable and office-appropriate. Plus, they're comfortable.
Textured skirts: The knee-length silhouette may be simple, but the fabrics are quite the opposite: rich brocades, nubby tweeds, and dazzling metallics. Instead of offsetting the skirt's sumptuousness, play it up with a bright belt or an embellished sweater.Bright sheaths: There's something inherently optimistic about a vibrant dress, especially when it's in a solid hue-and this classic, body-skimming shape is a figure flatterer. Anyone can pull off these juicy tones, as long as they're worn with confidence.
Key accessories: Pearl chokers are the jeans of the jewelry world-they go with absolutely everything. Wide belts give definition to boxy jackets and unstructured cardigans. A cluster of oversize brooches adds oomph to classic blazers. And a pair of low heels in snakeskin or metallic leather are in step with any occasion.I read it all so you don't have to!