Michelle Obama took on the monochrome trend today, Dec. 12, at an event for the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 55-year-old looked chic in a black-and-white patterned button-down shirt teamed with silky black trousers.
While Obama has plenty of high heels in her wardrobe — including styles from Balenciaga, Jimmy Choo and Fendi — she opted for flat shoes to complete today’s look. On her feet, the “Becoming” author wore simple black penny loafers that appeared to be fabricated from patent leather.
Obama was joined onstage by actress Julia Roberts, who also went for a monochromatic ensemble. The “Mirror, Mirror” star teamed a long-sleeved, belted jumpsuit with open-toe footwear, choosing shiny black sandals that appeared to feature a Velcro-strap.
The women are in Malaysia for the Obama Foundation’s first-ever Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific event. In addition to attending the Obama Foundation engagement, Obama was joined by her husband, former President Barack Obama, for a community service event in Kuala Lumpur today.
Before arriving in Malaysia, Obama and Roberts touched down in Vietnam, where they visited a girls’ high school in Long An province on Dec. 9.
For the visit, the former first lady wore a pale pink outfit complete with rose gold, butterfly-adorned espadrilles from Sophia Webster. The shoes are available from Saksfifthavenue.com for $325.
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