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
Nothing says “regality” better than royal purple. Mrs. Obama glows at the Tribute to International Women of Courage, wearing a chic purple dress and jacket set by Zero + Maria Cornejo. The button closure detailing and accented bow give this classic number an edgier appeal. We adore the combination of this plush purple cardigan(39.50, DELiA*s) with a signature fitted dress($39, newportnews.com). To complete the look, add a matching bow necklace as a cute accent. We’re eyeing this chain link necklace, $42, anthropolgie.com.