If you asked us to pinpoint just what we love about Michelle Obama's latest look, it would boil down to two things: a cool graphic print and a color that makes the first lady glow. The green printed day dress the FLOTUS wore at Tuesday's American Magazine Media Conference in NYC didn't come with all the bells and whistles you might expect a fashion girl's outfit to have — but it didn't need them, either. The understated silhouette and contemporary pattern are a reminder that when the occasion calls for a more conservative dress code, there's a way to do it right, without giving up your personal style.
In this case, the green color is one Michelle wears well — so well, in fact, you might call it her power color. But we also have to give her points for choosing a subtle pattern over a solid hue. In short, both moves make us want to trade in the LBD and tap into our signature style. Keep reading to take a page from another first lady style win.