Michelle Obama Slays in the Summer’s Hottest Trend While on Vacation in Italy
The new Queen of off-duty chic
Michelle Obama is giving us the cold shoulder—and we can’t. get. enough.
While on vacation in Italy, the former First Lady, 53, has been soaking up the sights with her hubby, former U.S. President Barack Obama, 55, in a slew of shoulder-baring summer looks.
Exposed shoulders have been trending on and off for a while (Tibi’s spring 2015 off-the-shoulder white top unofficially sparked the movement), but Obama’s recent sartorial stamp of approval means they’re back in a big way. (Of course, the former First Lady has always looked like an A-lister in shoulder-baring looks, like the Brandon Maxwell white strapless gown that she wore to a state dinner for Singapore’s Prime Minister in 2016)
Recently, she opted for a one-shoulder pink and white striped cotton-poplin top by Finnish label Teiji, while in Italy. Needless to say, she looked cool and classic—not an easy feat while playing tourist on vacation. Public service announcement: If there’s one piece to pack for a city adventure this summer, it’s a one-shouldered top featuring a twist on classic shirting.
The former First Lady paired the statement top with white jeans (bonus points for the subtle distressing), white slides, a small cross-body bag, silver hoop earrings by Jennifer Fisher, and an armful of bangles.
If one-shoulder looks aren’t your jam, try a classic off-the-shoulder look like the Club Monaco version that Obama also recently wore during her European getaway. With its ruffled neckline and artfully rumpled texture, this pretty white top looked summer fresh paired with her high-waisted linen trousers and delicate jewellery.
The best thing about Michelle Obama’s stellar vacation style is that we can all recreate these easy, breezy looks. Whether you’re sipping cocktails on a patio in your hometown or jetting off on a European adventure, a shoulder-baring top is your ticket to fresh, summer style. Dab an illuminating body lotion on those sexy clavicles, and you’re good to go.