Michelle has done a great job at championing young US designers. She is also known for mixing for high end styles with lower priced items. To achieve the USA First Lady chic, look to accessories such as belts, necklaces, suits and belted dresses. The biggest accessory of all are those toned arms. They look great in dresses, and there is definitely no need for the cardigans.
An unassuming purveyor of style, Samantha Cameron often delivers. She wears classic designs with simple lines. I must say my favourite photos are those of the British Fashion Council events or in the company of the Obamas.
Though Mrs Sarkozy is no longer first lady of France, her model looks and experience pave her path to being a style icon. Her style reminds me of a young Sophia Lauren. In her role as french political wife she embraced national brands Chanel, Dior and Hermes.
Tips From Carla:
- It’s fine to dress casually on informal occasions
- Be understated rather than over dressed
- Don’t overlook the pantsuit
She said “I think it’s such a brilliant idea to make a suit for a woman. When you wear just a black suit, and a nice pair of earrings, it’s also a great economy of time.”
Knee length dresses, maxis and trousers feature for all three ladies. Mix with simple accessories, Mrs Obama loves a bold necklace. You can never go wrong in pearls.
Go on, bring out your inner first lady past or present.