7 Style Rules Michelle Obama Lives By, And How To Master Them

No matter where we stand on the political spectrum, we can all agree that Michelle Obama has some pretty killer taste in clothes. And some serious style clout. Just look at the facts: She's championed under-the-radar designers, taken plenty of fashion risks, and made belted cardigans and circle skirts de rigueur for the chic-mom and working-girl sets.
And while those of us who've lived here longer than four years know that Washington was pretty stylish even before the First Family arrived, we have to hand it to her: Michelle Obama resuscitated some fashion staples that were legitimately dead, applying her sartorial skills to make ladylike basics look on trend and ultra wearable. We're talking twin sets, brooches, and even car coats — yes, they're cool again! Read on for our roundup of her greatest hits, plus some hand-picked pieces you can scoop for yourself, if you happen to catch First Fashion fever.