Michelle Obama Would Have Never Worn These 10 Outfits as First Lady

Michelle Obama is currently on a book tour for her new memoir, Becoming, and she is using her wardrobe to separate herself from her FLOTUS persona. She is wearing outfits and labels that are far away from her traditional styling—leaning on trouser suits, cult Instagram brands like By Far, and trend-led touches such as '80s-inspired crystal brooches and saddle bags.

Obama has also been wearing a lot of white, with highlights including a crisp wide-leg ivory jumpsuit and a white trouser suit. Anne-Marie Curtis, the editor in chief of Elle UK, met Obama and said to the Guardian of her use of color, “She was wearing a cream trouser suit and very high stilettos. She is extremely tall and incredibly toned, so she is seriously imposing. For her portraits in Elle, we wanted images that felt like fashion, but also a true portrait of her. There is a candor to wearing white that connects to the book, and how honest she is.”

Keep scrolling to see Michelle Obama's amazing book tour wardrobe.