Michelle Obama’s Most Affordable and Stylish Outfits Since Leaving the White House

When it comes to style, former First Lady Michelle Obama is in a league of her own. She knows how to pick looks that are fashionable and flattering, and yet still affordable. Her effortless style had America captivated during her time in the White House.

And if you want to copy some of her looks, it’s a breeze. Here are some of Michelle Obama’s most affordable and stylish outfits since leaving the White House.

Thornton Bregazzi Plaid Skirt

Michelle Obama speaks at the Obama Foundation Conference
Her plaid skirt was a winning look. | Jim Young/AFP/Getty Images
  • Cost: $269.50

The former first lady wore this eye-catching plaid outfit at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in November 2017. The outfit consists of a red and blue plaid Vivian skirt and Lucie blouse. Both pieces are from Thornton Bregazzi’s Preen line. Obama paired the outfit with a simple necklace and plum open-toe Mary Jane shoes. As of this writing, the skirt is sold out, but the shirt is available in size medium through Net-a-Porter.

Next: This accessory is comfortable and stylish. 

Jacques Anacapri Pul Taupe Leather Sandals

Her Anacapri slides are very on trend. | K. Jacques
  • Cost: $215

Michelle’s shoe game has always been right on point. She can be seen wearing these K. Jacques Anacapri Pul taupe leather sandals during a recent trip to Italy. The shoes feature a wide double strap for added comfort. Michelle follows the fashion rules by making sure she carries a matching purse to go with the sandals.

Next: Michelle is often seen in these color combinations.

Naeem Khan Black and white dress

Michelle Obama Naeem Khan dress
Her gorgeous graphic look turned heads. | Naeem Khan via Instagram
  • Substitute: Nordstrom Three-Quarter Sleeve Fit & Flare Dress
  • Cost: $148

Michelle wore this black and white dress designed by Naeem Khan during a 2017 event with David Letterman. She also wore black heels with ankle straps. You can copy this look when you head over to Nordstrom. As of this writing, they have a similar black and white dress for just $148.00.

Next: This dress can be worn anywhere.

Lafayette 148 New York Maxi Dress

AIA conference Michelle Obama
Her dress is sadly sold out. | Tony’s 24/7 Eyes via Youtube
  • Cost: $191

Michelle wore this maxi dress during the 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture in Florida. The dress featured beige, white, and black color blocking with pleats. She paired the outfit with sandals and silver jewelry. The original, full price of this dress is $548, but last we checked it was on sale for $191. Unfortunately, as of this writing, the dress is sold out online.

Next: We found the perfect substitute for this pretty top.

Pink Tejia One Shoulder Striped Cotton-Poplin Top ($397)

Michelle Obama Pink one shoulder top
People loved seeing her true style once she was out of the White House. | Nerdy Wonka via Twitter
  • Substitute: Loéil Hasel Top
  • Cost: $118

The former first lady was also seen wearing this pretty pink top by Tejia. The price, however, isn’t so pretty at $397. She paired the top with cropped white pants and white sandals. To complete the look, she wore a pair of large sunglasses. If you want to copy this look, you can find an inexpensive substitute by picking up this Loéil Hasel blouse for $118.

Next: This is the perfect vacation top.

Club Monaco Jamia Top

Right: Her Anacari slides | K. Jacques
The blouse is already sold out on the site. | Jonathan Rossi via Instagram
  • Cost: $99

Michelle wore this shoulder-baring style during her trip to Italy in 2017. The shirt features delicate ruffles and spaghetti straps. She chose to pair the white top with high-waisted army green pants. If you want this blouse, you were too slow. As of this writing, it is sold out on Club Monaco’s website.

Next: Wear this to work.

Pinstripe dress

Pennsylvania Women's conference michelle obama
The stunning dress is under $100. | CBS Philly via Youtube
  • Substitute: Anne Klein Cowl-Neck Pinstripe Sheath Dress
  • Cost: $70.99

The former first lady wore this black pinstripe dress with round metallic buttons at the 2017 Pennsylvania Conference for Women. She wore a pair of black heels with ankle straps to complete the look. You can copy this outfit when you pick up this Anne Klein Cowl-Neck Pinstripe Sheath Dress from Macy’s. As of this writing, the dress is on sale for $70.99.

Next: Pretty in pink.

Tanya Taylor Pink floral dress ($575)

TogetHER with The Women's Foundation of Colorado and Former First Lady Michelle Obama
You can find the perfect replacement at Asos. | Jason Bahr/Getty Images for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
  • Substitute: Asos Pearl Polka Print Cold Shoulder Dress
  • Cost: $36

Michelle was seen in this pink, floral dress during a speech for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. The outfit was from the Tanya Taylor collection. The former first lady paired the flowing dress with Jimmy Choo heels and dangling earrings. The full price of this dress is a whopping $575, but as of this writing, you can get one just like it from Asos for just $36.

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