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10 Fashion Lessons We Can Learn From Michelle Obama


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Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
You can pile on the accessories if you're wearing the right outfit.
You can pile on the accessories if you're wearing the right outfit.
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A stunning, flowing gown or a smart, tailored suit is a great base for any outfit, but it can be just the beginning if you're trying to wow a crowd. The first lady loves to compliment her ensembles with accessories. She frequently wears jewelry such as teardrop earrings, stacked bracelets and funky necklaces, all of which are far from the standard string of pearls. She's also been known to spice up a sweater or jacket with a unique brooch not worn on the traditional lapel. Mrs. Obama often places a brooch near her neckline or even hanging from a plain necklace. She has a penchant for belts, which help cinch her waist and add unexpected flair to what may be an otherwise simple outfit.


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