Michelle Obama is taking fashion cues from Duchess Kate: Like the royal, the first lady is keen on recycling her wardrobe.
On Tuesday night’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Michelle re-wore her $148 pastel green "Pembridge-Dot" J.Crew pencil skirt – which we first saw when she visited 10 Downing Street in 2009 (hat tip: Huffington Post) – paired with a shimmering gold short-sleeve sweater by Michael Kors and a jeweled statement belt. The ensemble came across as effortlessly sophisticated, and the cool palette was a great way of using color in winter.
We’re not the only fans. As Michelle took her seat, Jay exclaimed, “You look beautiful!”
Interestingly, Michelle wore the exact same skirt, but in bright yellow, for her "Tonight Show" appearance in 2008. Coincidence? Or was she trying to celebrate the anniversary of her J.Crew allegiance?
Pictured: The re-worn J.Crew pencil skirt from 2009. US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and Sarah Brown (L), wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, visit Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Michelle Obama appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday in the pastel green skirt.
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