President Joe Biden addressed the nation on the one-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, discussing the next phases of recovery in the country following his signing of the American Rescue Plan yesterday.
First lady Jill Biden was also in attendance for the speech, proudly watching from the sidelines in an unmissable look. Giving her take on spring’s monochrome trend, the educator stood out from the group in a fuschia blazer, coordinating blouse and matching pencil skirt. Color-themed attire has quickly become the must-see styling hack of 2021, offering a streamlined route into a chic ensemble.
As for footwear, the first lady introduced another silhouette into her shoe rotation: round-toe pumps. The black heels included a curved vamp and a mid-height stiletto heel.
Earlier this week, Dr. Biden debuted another footwear silhouette as she touched down in California. Opting for an unexpectedly edgy look, she braced the winds upon landing in the Golden State, she showed off an ensemble that layered a moto-style zip-up jacket over a two-tone Lela Rose blue dress with a protective face mask to match.
To add to the edgier elements of her look, Dr. Biden then traded her usual pumps and knee-high boots for a more relaxed choice of footwear. The round-toe loafers featured a curved vamp with dipping edges and a subtle block heel in a silhouette also known as a smoking slipper. The first lady’s choice, in particular, included smooth suede uppers and a surprising pirate inspire skull and sword design across the top. The style bears a strong resemblance to Stubbs and Wootton’s Skull Velvet slippers, a style that retails for $500 at Neiman Marcus.
When it comes to shoes, Dr. Biden herself has always been a fan of slingback silhouettes, which are known for their ease of wear thanks to straps around the back of the ankle. Her go-to brands include Dior, Jimmy Choo and Prada. She also is known for her love of running and in the past has preferred workout-ready footwear from running brand On as well as her newfound love for Stuart Weitzman’s standout Vote boots. When it comes to apparel, the first lady’s official style taps a mix of well-known labels like Brandon Maxwell as well as supports smaller American brands like Jonathan Cohen and Markarian to name a few.
Click through the gallery to check out more of Jill Biden’s favorite footwear silhouettes over the years.