Inauguration 2013: The Obama Ladies Color-Coordinate (Again) in a Stylish Spectrum of Coats

Kristin Koch / January 21, 2013

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The inauguration festivities are in full swing, and for those of us tracking the First Lady’s fashion, one of the highly-anticipated fashion moments of Michelle Obama’s career is finally here.

After the lemon Isabella Toledo ensemble she wore on Inauguration Day in 2009, we could hardly wait to see what the First Lady wore this time around. And judging by Mrs. Obama’s inaugural outfits so far — and the stylish ensembles worn by first daughters Sasha and Malia — the Obama’s second term in the White House promises to be chic and color-coordinated.

While yellow may have won out at the 2009 inauguration,  the color theme for this year’s inauguration appears to be a palette of purples and blues.

After looking the picture of modern elegance in “it” hue cobalt at President Obama’s official swearing in on Sunday, Mrs. Obama stuck to a similar color scheme for Inauguration Day.

For her first appearance at St. John’s church this morning, the First Lady made a stylish statement in a dark blue printed Thom Browne coat and black pumps by inaugural fashion favorite J.Crew (recall the buzz over the J.Crew pieces the Obamas wore to the 2009 inauguration).

As practical as she is posh, Mrs. O used some smart styling tricks to jazz up her look before heading to the Capitol for President Obama’s swearing-in ceremony, cinching her coat with a jeweled J.Crew belt and swapping her pumps for black suede boots. Offering a chic contrast, Mrs. Obama’s berry leather gloves popped against her coat’s darker print.

Sticking to the same purple-blue palette as their mom, Sasha and Malia each donned different shades of purple to watch their father’s swearing-in on Sunday, and then reversed their purples for Inauguration Day, with Malia donning a magenta J.Crew coat and Sasha sporting a violet Kate Spade coat.

Does this mean the First Lady will be donning a purple or blue inaugural gown as well? It wouldn’t be her first time rocking either color for a formal affair — check out the inaugural-worthy gowns Mrs. Obama has worn over the past four years for an idea of what she might wear to this year’s fetes.

What do you think of Michelle, Sasha and Malia’s inaugural looks — and how do they compare to their 2009 inauguration outfits?

Take a closer look at the Obama ladies’ 2013 Inauguration style here.

Then tell us what you think of their inaugural fashion in the comments below.

Take a look back at Michelle Obama’s stylish road to the White House in the video below.

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