Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan

Posted on May 14, 2011

Shelley O wore an eye-popping Naeem Khan skirt to a student poetry workshop at the White House and it gives us a chance to tell you our take on color matching. Isn’t that exciting? Isn’t Mrs. Obama lucky to hear our thoughts on her color-matching skills? We have no illusions that she actually reads us, but we love the idea anyway. Maybe Sasha or Malia reads us and informs her of our opinions. “Mom! Those two bitches said your belt was ugly the other day!”

“Girls, what did I tell you about the internet? It’s full of crazy people. Now go out on the south lawn and get some fresh air.”


PinNaeem Khan Spring 2009 Collection [Not exact match]
Model: Elena Sudakova


PinA gorgeous skirt, amirite? Totally wrong choice for a top. Oh sure, it matches the skirt pretty perfectly, but this was just about the least interesting way to go. When you’re color-matching, it’s always a better idea to pick up on one of the less obvious colors in the piece rather than simply matching the dominant color. What she’s wearing works, but it doesn’t really add anything to the look.  That skirt has a ton of gorgeous, vibrant colors. Personally, we would have advised her to pick a top that matched one of the greens or blues or even that tiny strip of maroon. Look at her shoes. That’s what we’re talking about. They pick up on the greens in the skirt. When you match to one of the less dominant colors, it gives the illusion of contrast but also gives a sense of harmony to the look. It’s much more pleasing to the eye when you do it that way.

Still, we love the skirt and we love that a First Lady is wearing it. Well done, Mrs. O.

Sasha and Malia, tell your mom what we said, mmkay?



[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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