The most effective way to make a statement with your outfit is by using color or accessories. Giorgio Armani states, “accessories are important and becoming more and more important every day.” Going out without accessories is like a robot look–it is bland, and the outfit often wears you instead of you wearing it. When you accessorize, you make your own unique statement with that outfit.To date, Michelle Obama hasn’t hired a personal stylist, but she is already becoming a fashion icon who chooses her clothes with confidence. Her style is classic with just a touch of flair, elegant but always approachable. Michelle also clearly has her favorites: favorite designers, favorite shopping haunts, and favorite accessories. She has a fabulous sense of style when it comes to accessories. I’ve seen her wearing a certain set of round colorful rhinestone brooches on a number of different public appearances. Best of all, Michelle’s clever use of brooches is completely wearable for any woman; she uses them to adorn the kinds of basics most women already have in their closets.
1. The large yellow brooch acts as the clasp for her classic black sweater set, and is flanked on either side with smaller but similar twin blue brooches.
2. The full J Crew ensemble where the bold print of her tank leads her to opt for the yellow brooch by itself. (She has also worn the yellow sweater at an outdoor speaking event with a white shell and all three brooches set the same way as in the first photo.)
3. Wearing a simple fitted sheath, Michelle proves her savvy style by bucking the tendency to wear a brooch on the shoulder. She clusters the three brooches together along a corner of the squared neckline, and it makes quite a statement!