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Michelle Obama Plays Santa in Sharp Gray Suit and Chic Pointed-Toe Flats

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Michelle Obama dressed sharply while delivering presents to children at the Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago this week.

Accompanied by husband Barack Obama, the former First Lady arrived in a light gray suit with a crosshatch texture. The double-breasted style featured a blazer with sharp lapels, cinched with round black buttons. Obama kept her accessories minimal, pairing the blazer and trousers with pearl drop earrings, her wedding ring and an “M”-shaped ring. Of course, the look also gained added festivity from a large red present.

For footwear, the “Becoming” author slipped on a pair of black pointed-toe flats. The instantly chic shoes added a comfortable element to her outfit. Obama’s shoes also kept her look streamlined and sharp, with a contemporary twist where many would have worn pointed-toe heels.

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Michelle and Barack Obama deliver presents to children at the Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
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Pointed-toe shoes are back in winter footwear rotations, now that in-person events and a desire to dress up have resumed. The style’s triangular toes are instantly classic, while adding elevated sharpness to any look. In recent weeks, stars like Rita Ora, Zendaya and Sarah Jessica Parker have slipped on pointed-toe styles as well, primarily pumps by Christian Louboutin, Roger Vivier and Saint Laurent.

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Christmas, suit, gray suit, flats, black flats, pointed-toe flats, Chicago, Comer Children's Hospital
Michelle and Barack Obama deliver presents to children at the Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
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When it comes to shoes, Obama’s pairs range from preppy to bold. The former first lady often wears glamorous and chic heels for formal and speaking events, ranging from Jimmy Choo peep-toed styles to neon Stuart Weitzman pumps and sequined Balenciaga boots. She’s also known for incorporating affordable shoes into her wardrobe from brands like Zara and Converse. When off-duty, Obama frequently wears leather sneakers, sandals and sharp flats.

Add a dose of chic to your winter looks with black flats like Michelle Obama’s.

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Click through the gallery to see Obama’s first lady looks over the years.

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