Michelle Obama's Dress Says, "I'm No Longer FLOTUS, but I'm All Up on My Fashion"

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One thing we love about Michelle Obama's sense of style? She knows how to choose the ultimate one-and-done statement piece. Then she sticks to accessorizing with essentials, like hoop earrings or a great pair of neutral boots. After making an appearance at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago in a reverse-collar Stella McCartney shirt, Michelle pulled on another eye-catching design for day two of the event.

This two-toned plaid dress featured ruching at the sides and ruffles at the sleeves. All Michelle really needed to complete it was delicate jewelry, courtesy of Jennifer Fisher. Her suede, peep-toe heels took the shift from basic to business, proving that flannel print can go a long way — it can even suit your power-woman look, if you let it. Ahead, get inspired and shop some checked numbers that have been updated with a little something extra.