30 Summer Styling Secrets to Steal From Michelle Obama

Once the warmer months roll around, it's easy to get a little lazy with what you wear. Oh, it'll be a high of 88 today? Shorts and a t-shirt it is. But like many professional women, Michelle Obama doesn't have the option of throwing on itty-bitty bottoms and heading out of the house (correction, the White House). So she opts for the next best thing: colorful sundresses, breezy tailored pants, and light layers, which help her appear polished and pulled together instead of ready for the beach.

With so much to learn from the stylish first lady, we've rounded up some of her best Summer style tips. Read on and memorize them all, then check out more seasonal hacks to steal from Amal Clooney.

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A Floral Fit-and-Flare Will Work For a Variety of Occasions
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A Floral Fit-and-Flare Will Work For a Variety of Occasions

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White and Beige Make a Chic Color Combo
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White and Beige Make a Chic Color Combo

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Embrace Seasonal Staples, Like the Little White Dress
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Embrace Seasonal Staples, Like the Little White Dress

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But Don't Discount Year-Round Favorites, Like the LBD
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But Don't Discount Year-Round Favorites, Like the LBD

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If You Must Wear Pants, Opt For a Sleeveless Top
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If You Must Wear Pants, Opt For a Sleeveless Top

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And Pair White Trousers With Something Printed and Bright
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And Pair White Trousers With Something Printed and Bright

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Sneakers Should Be on Rotation — Especially If You're Spending Time Outdoors
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Sneakers Should Be on Rotation — Especially If You're Spending Time Outdoors

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But a Classic Pair of Flat Sandals Will Even Work For a Night Out
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But a Classic Pair of Flat Sandals Will Even Work For a Night Out

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A Cardigan Is a Great Way to Combat the Chilly AC
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A Cardigan Is a Great Way to Combat the Chilly AC

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Or Find the Happy Medium With Something Short-Sleeved
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Or Find the Happy Medium With Something Short-Sleeved

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You Can Even Pull a Preppy Move and Tie Your Sweater Around Your Neck
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You Can Even Pull a Preppy Move and Tie Your Sweater Around Your Neck

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Don't Be Afraid to Go With Something Vibrant
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Don't Be Afraid to Go With Something Vibrant

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Even For a Night Out
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Even For a Night Out

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Add Some Flair to Your Look With the Help of a Scarf
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Add Some Flair to Your Look With the Help of a Scarf

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When in Doubt, Pair Your Printed Bottom With a Black Tank
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When in Doubt, Pair Your Printed Bottom With a Black Tank

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It Even Works With Pants!
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It Even Works With Pants!

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Dare to Colorblock With Candy Hues
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Dare to Colorblock With Candy Hues

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A Chic and Easy Look Is a Tank Dress and Ballet Flats
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A Chic and Easy Look Is a Tank Dress and Ballet Flats

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A Wrap Dress Never Goes Out of Style — or Season
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A Wrap Dress Never Goes Out of Style — or Season

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For Formal Events, Try Something White
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For Formal Events, Try Something White

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But a Breezy Black Look Works Too
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But a Breezy Black Look Works Too

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Know Ballet Flats Are the Comfy Shoe That Goes With Everything
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Know Ballet Flats Are the Comfy Shoe That Goes With Everything

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Make Sure You Own a Trusty Pair of Shades
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Make Sure You Own a Trusty Pair of Shades

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Hoop Earrings Will Give Structured Outfits a Fun New Twist
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Hoop Earrings Will Give Structured Outfits a Fun New Twist

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You Can't Go Wrong With a Wedge
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You Can't Go Wrong With a Wedge

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Snakeskin Items Act as Neutrals
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Snakeskin Items Act as Neutrals

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Checkered, Gingham, and Other Square-Like Prints Were Made For This Season
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Checkered, Gingham, and Other Square-Like Prints Were Made For This Season