Michelle Obama Wore the Denim Trend Everyone’s Replacing Skinny Jeans With

During Michelle Obama’s eight years as our first lady, we didn’t get to see her in too many casual outfits—she was much likelier to be photographed in sophisticated Jason Wu dresses. In the years since then, I’ve been reveling in seeing her true personal style shine through. I mean, who could forget those Balenciaga sparkly boots? For her latest outfit, she experimented with the denim trend that’s been surging in popularity: baggy, wide-leg cargo jeans, which are pretty much the antithesis of skinny jeans. 

Obama wore Ganni’s Rinse Denim Fitted Blazer (£295) and Angi Jeans (£215) to an event in Washington, D.C., promoting her new book, The Light We Carry. I realise I might sound like a broken record at this point, but slouchy jeans are truly the most popular denim style with celebrities and influencers right now. Scroll down to see how Michelle Obama wore the trend and shop similar pairs for yourself. 

On Michelle Obama: Ganni Rinse Denim Fitted Blazer (£295) and Angi Jeans (£215) 

The proportions of this blazer are just perfect.

Wear with the matching blazer or with pretty top like above.

Ganni has nailed the cargo jean trend.

When it comes to trendy denim, you can always rely on H&M to deliver.

I love the cropped length of this pair.

A dark wash looks so chic.

Black cargos will look so stylish with a blazer and tee.

These tick the cargo and puddle pant trend all in one.

I’ll be wearing these with trainers and an oversized cashmere sweater.

If you want a more subtle look opt for a black or grey wash with less pocket detailing.

Imagine these with killer heels and a glittery top.

This story was originally published on Who What Wear US and has since been updated.

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