I think I have never seen a public figure who dresses so often in clothes I would wear myself like Michelle Obama. Her clothes have the five things I aspire to most in my own clothes:
1. She is stylish
2. She is ladylike/classy
3. She is comfortable
4. 2 & 3 do not cancel #1
5. Her clothes are very sewable
She also doesn't wear suits, not at least the kind of work suits I used to have to wear.
I was very impressed with the suit she wore to Soweto this week and it made me think of something that I hadn't thought of in a long time - the knit suit. Add this to my list of patterns I would like to see.