Enhance your own first class style by taking cues from First Lady Michelle Obama, who has become a fashion icon for her ability to mix high-end designers with mass market staples. Get back to the basics when you’re on a budget by buying items that look timeless and classic. By Qianna Smith
Always the adventurous fashionista, Mrs. Obama mixes textures and tones to create a look that is perfectly chic for the White House Black History Month Celebration. Like the First Lady, invest in a few timeless pieces such as this teal cardigan, $14.99, dELiA*s.com, or a neutral-colored skirt like the one shown, $39.99, spiegel.com. Note: Make your figure pop with a cinched waist.