*Speaking to reporters Monday during a roundtable at the White House for her Let’s Move! campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama revealed her personal style rule-of-thumb.
“I have to wear what I love,” she said. “I have to feel good in it. My day-to-day wardrobe choices are very practical. I’m like, ‘What’s the temperature?’ ‘Am I going to be sitting in the grass?’ ‘Will I be playing with kids?’ ‘Can I sit on the floor?’”
The First Lady explained that her key concerns are generally about her shirts bunching up or not covering enough of her back, because “if I bend over [I’m] worrying about that … embarrassing shot,” she joked.
And though she chooses her casual clothes — H&M, Gap, Talbots, Target (which she wore Monday) with a purpose — naturally, she also shops for what she really likes.
“It’s like my music,” she explained. “Everything in my closet is something that I love, so that I can make choices based on what makes sense, knowing that I’m going to love whatever it is. I think that tends to be my philosophy.”
FLOTUS, 47, also reveals she likes to think little about her clothes once she has them on.
“If I’m comfortable in what I have on, that’s second nature, and then all my attention can go on the people in the room that I’m with at the time, and I don’t have to worry whether something is riding up or whether my feet hurt,” she said. “I don’t want to waste anxiety on something as limited as clothes.”