We know better than to expect an outrageous Halloween costume from Michelle Obama — she's all about the understated holiday look. The first lady hosted a trick-or-treating event with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, and for the special occasion, she wore an asymmetrical patterned sweater from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Now you're probably thinking, "A sweater? For Halloween?" But a closer look at the color (a soft golden hue) and design (look at that cool hem), and you can see why the top is so special. Instead of a one-and-done costume, Michelle chose a simple look she can wear again and again into Fall.
We see what you did there, Michelle. She gave the outfit an even more casual spin by wearing a comfy pair of boots — perfect for standing in when handing out candy to the children. Read on to see the first lady's outfit from head to toe, because surely, it's better than any Halloween costume. And, if you're feeling inspired by her look, shop some similar sweaters below.