Michelle Obama’s Fashion Choices for Asia Trip

I read with great interest the recent article in the NY Times Style Section, entitled “Girlie Clothes that Lean In.” The article deconstructs Michelle Obama’s fashion choices for her five day trip to Asia to promote the “Let Girls Learn” education campaign. I love her fashion forward choices, bold even if you are not FLOTUS! Who wants to see another boring pantsuit— that would be you, Angela Merkel! I applaud Michelle Obama’s love of color, floral prints, mixing of patterns, and unusual styling. Let me know what you think.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/fashion/for-michelle-obama-girlie-clothes-that-lean-in.html

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Jalyn’s Top Ten Trends for Spring 2015

1. Bold Florals

Dramatic florals in vibrant colors and patterns prove “floral” need not mean twee.

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2. Deluxe Denim

Utilitarian denim has gone through an apotheosis this spring, going from functional to deluxe.

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3. Military

Who doesn’t love a uniform? Military inspired jackets, skirts, combat boots, and the return of cargo pants prove their enduring popularity, especially in deep greens and tans.

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4. Flared Jeans

This reincarnation of a 70’s favorite is high waisted and slim through the thighs. Worn with platforms and pointed toe pumps, these flares achieve new heights of long and lean.

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5. Bohemian Prints

Bohemian prints continue the love in for the 70s. Some are deep hued and sober, lending a sophistication to the flower child look.

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6. Bucket Bags

The bucket bag is just the right accessory to compliment the 70’s look. This is a season for bringing back some of the classics.

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7. Lace Up Shoes

Lace ups flats and heels spotlight the ankles and can be both feminine and sexy.

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8. Gingham

This springtime classic is never out of style and shows its versatility as well as staying power.

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9. Spring Leather

No longer just a winter staple, leather is lightened up for spring , both supple and structured, in an array of colors and always elegant.

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10. All Whites

Head to toe white comes in many incarnations,in lace, eyelet, textures, minimalist styles as well as embellished.

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