To celebrate Michelle Obama’s 56th Birthday, we’re taking a look back at her killer style moments that extend far beyond her 8-year stint in the White House.
She first caught the world’s eye as she stood beside her husband, Barack Obama, on his presidential campaign back in 2007. Once he was sworn into office, Michelle continued to prove her strong sense of fashion. She even put many now-famous designers on the map, including Jason Wu.
Since the end of her time in Washington, D.C., she hasn’t skipped a beat on the fashion front. If anything, she’s only gotten bolder. While continuing to evoke pure elegance, the Chicago native has started taking some more fashion risks — and we are here for it.
Without the First Lady of the United States title, she’s tried a couple of standout, daring choices including wearing thigh-high sparkly boots that cost almost $4,000!
Between book tour stops promoting her memoir Becoming to all kinds of notable outings like visiting her high school alma mater in Chicago, Michelle has not stopped stunning. As her husband put it, she is the embodiment of grace, grit and style. And we couldn’t agree more!
To see all of the birthday girl’s major style moments since leaving the White House, keep scrolling through. We promise you will not be disappointed.