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Not all of Melania Trump’s fashion is out of touch — here are 5 of her affordable staples
For first ladies, fashion is a key way to shape their public image and involves thoughtful choices to nail a formal occasion or public appearance. Modern first ladies, notably Michelle Obama, have been careful to seek out more affordable options to include in their wardrobes to make a polished but sensible statement on more casual occasions. Melania Trump has caught eyes with custom and couture pieces that some have criticized as impractical and unrealistically expensive, but the first lady also relies on some affordable staples. These are some of the jeans, sneakers, and casual tops that the first lady keeps on-hand for dressed-down days. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. First lady Melania Trump’s outfits have been knocked in the past for being controversial, impractical, and massively expensive, but that’s not the first lady’s entire wardrobe. Since the first family is on display for occasions such as formal events, vacation, and boarding Air Force One, the first lady fits affordable staples in-between couture pieces. See the basic sneakers, casual tops, and jeans that are some of the first lady’s repeat favorites.Timberland boots: $170Foto: Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello, President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump walk to Air Force One in Carolina, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017.sourceMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty ImagesSource: TimberlandThe boots were a rugged turn to the first lady’s wardrobe for on-the-ground appearances.Foto: Julia Leopold wearing Timberland boots during London Fashion Week Men’s January 2017 collections at Matthew Miller on January 7, 2017 in London, England.sourceChristian Vierig/Getty Images She wore them in Hurricane Harvey-ravaged Puerto Rico and at a visit to an American air base in Afghanistan. J. Crew gingham button-down shirt: $75Foto: The Trumps and their 11-year-old son Barron, walk across the South Lawn, after returning to the White House from a weekend at Camp David, August 27, 2017.sourceCheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty ImageSource: Yahoo NewsThe shirt was a casual step down from the first lady’s flashier choices that made appearances at formal events and the 2016 campaign trail.Foto: sourceJ. Crew The first lady raised eyebrows with a pink blouse the year before when she wore a Gucci pussy-bow blouse that retailed for $1,100 and was speculated to comment on her husband’s Hollywood Access tape scandal.Converse sneakers: $50-$65Foto: First Lady Melania Trump wears Converse during public appearances.source(L) Will McNamee/Getty Images/(R) Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSource: Business InsiderThe sleek but casual sneakers are no stranger to the White House, as former first lady Michelle Obama sported them regularly as well.Foto: sourceZappos.com Trump has also been spotted in Adidas Originals’ Stan Smiths, which retail for $75.J. Brand Jeans: $188Foto: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump cross the South Lawn after arriving at The White House, June 18, 2017.sourceZach Gibson/Getty ImagesThough the jeans are on the pricier side, they pale in comparison to the rest of the first lady’s luxe wardrobe. She saves them for travel or more casual appearances.Foto: sourceAmazon The first lady’s chosen style of the pants have since sold out, but the brand has a number of similar high-waisted and skinny variations.Baseball hatsFoto: sourceJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images, NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Trumps are keen on baseball hats that reference the first family, and the first lady’s hats complement the president’s oft-worn “USA” hat.Foto: sourceTrump Make America Great Again Committee The FLOTUS hat isn’t for sale, but several designs are offered for around $40 from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which raises money for his reelection campaign. Read more: The cost difference between Melania Trump’s and Michelle Obama’s outfits reveals the truth about America’s criticisms of themMelania Trump wore more than $12,000 worth of dresses in 48 hours during her Japan trip The mysterious life of first lady Melania Trump, a former supermodel who is the subject of fashion scandals and bizarre conspiracy theoriesThe post Not all of Melania Trump’s fashion is out of touch — here are 5 of her affordable staples appeared first on Business Insider Nederland.
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