First Lady of Fashion Michelle Obama proves style cred in colour block brights and statement prints


First Lady of Fashion Michelle Obama proves style cred in colour block brights and statement prints

First Lady of Fashion Michelle Obama proves style cred in colour block brights and statement prints

5:55 PM on 24th June 2011

Michelle Obama meets with Botswana Michelle Obama (L) talks with Antoinette Sithole, sister of Hector Pieterson, a 12-year-old boy killed during the student uprising in protest at apartheid education policies, at the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto on June 22 Michelle Obama (L) and South African First Lady, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma (R) during a meeting at Mahlamba Ndlopfu in Pretoria, South Africa, 21 June

On trend: Michelle Obama has embraced the season”s trend for colour blocking with bright suits in red today (left), coral Narciso Rodriguez (right), and a blue, yellow and taupe panelled shift (centre)

Michelle Obama (C) kicks a ball while meeting students at the University of Cape Town during the final leg of her trip to South Africa, Cape Town South Africa, 23 June Michelle Obama (R) arrives her daughters Maila (2-L) and Sasha (2-R), at Waterkloof Airforce Base during her official visit to, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 June 2011 Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha (L) and Malia(R) march with children as they visit the Emthonjeni Community Center in Zandspruit Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, June 21

Fashion cred: Classic tailoring is the perfect foil for printed pieces by Nigerian-born, London-based designer Duro Olowu (left and centre) and from Asos”s Africa collection (worn with J Crew, right)

Michelle Obama meets with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, center, at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, June 23 Michelle Obama, with daughter Sasha, obscured center, and Malia, rear right, visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, June 21

Style staples: The First Lady packed plenty of pieces from her favourite designers, covering up with a waxed black Reed Krakoff jacket yesterday (left) and a bright yellow Rachel Roy trench on Tuesday (right)

Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha (L) and Malia(R) march with children as they visit the Emthonjeni Community Center in Zandspruit Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, June 21 Michelle Obama meets with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, center, at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, June 23 Malia Malia Obama today

Bright sparks: Mrs Obama”s daughters are inheriting their mother”s eye for style. Sasha, ten (first and second left), and Malia, 12 (right and far right), share the same penchant for colour