First Ladies of Summer Style: Malia, Sasha, and Michelle Obamas Style

We have been taking lessons in chic, feminine summer style from the Obama ladies during their recent trips to London and Milan. We cannot get enough of Michelle, Malia, and Sasha’s mix of bright colours and bold patterns with elegant, vintage style shapes. Have you ever seen a more polished and put together family? They make looking this stylish look effortless, and we were inspired here at Carousel to recreate similar looks for you!

The fit and flare silhouette is clearly a favorite amongst the Obama ladies at the moment, and we can see why. A classic shape that was all the rage in the 1940’s and ’50’s, it continues to be a popular choice for many women today. The fit and flare flatters by nipping in the waist and giving you a great shape, but also allows movement and comfort with a full flared skirt. Team your fit and flare outfit of choice with sleek hair and pumps for that First lady look.

Fit and flare dresses are perfect for more formal occasions, but Michelle Obama nailed an easy to wear day time look when arriving in Milan. She combined a simple block colour top with a retro flared patterned skirt, a versatile look that can take you from work to a casual lunch. Keep accessories to a minimum, and your hair style simple, to let your chic, lady like outfits do all the talking!

 Get Michelle Obamas style at Carousel!
michelle obamas style inspiration

 (1.) Closet denim dress available here (2.) Amber chambray dress here (3.) Red Anna blouse from Circus here (4.) The Peggy sunnies skirt from Circus here (5.) Polka dot neck tie blouse here (6.) The 1950’s floral skirt here.

Michelle Obamaa style vintage fit and flare dress London

(7.) Closet floral pleat dress here (8.) The Brigitte star print fit and flare dress here.

New Circus: Gorgeous Gingham!

Summer is  back and we have the perfect print! Gingham! It’s been around for a while, but the print is having a revival this season. Taylor Swift has been spotted in a check dress and Kerry Washington made headlines by taking to the red carpet in a blue gingham number. We have designed two garments from Circus with a nod to the trend. Our ever-popular Anna blouse is perfection in blue. The bow tie makes the blouse both feminine and chic. Definitely reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly! We have also made our classic Ava dress in a bold red check. It looks great when paired with tan accessories for the perfect Summer outfit. What do you think of our new gingham items?

check gingham summer dress vintage

The Ava dress is available here.

gingham, blue, Kirsten Dunst

Kerry Washington gingham dress

retro blouse 1950s style

Anna blouse available here.

Taylor swift retro fashion