One of the most popular aspects of Mondays with Melania in Monday’s BRIGHT newsletter over the last couple years has been our attempt at getting her look for less. Since the First Lady has been ignored by fashion and women’s media during her tenure, in this final edition I’m featuring the most popular items inspired by the First Lady’s fashion that are still available.
A huge thank you to John Binder of Fashion Notes who was the only fashion writer who wrote about the First Lady and tracked down the brands. I couldn’t have done this section without his excellent writing and eye for fashion! I also want to thank BRIGHT reader Rita M. for inviting me to the Congressional Club’s First Lady’s Luncheon last year. Unfortunately, it was canceled because of the pandemic. Maybe we can all meet for lunch at Mar-a-Lago one day? 🌴
On to BRIGHT readers’ favorite fashion.
The Iconic Saint Laurent Sunglasses
These were first featured in January 2019. Not only did I find these dupes on Amazon, I bought two pairs 😎
Neon Dress at the 2020 RNC Speech
In August 2020, many of us were working in loungewear and doing quick Target runs, so as inspiration I featured these neon green sneakers from Kenneth Cole.
J Brand Jeans
The First Lady was frequently seen wearing various denim from J Brand. While I couldn’t find any on Nordstrom, there were a few pairs on Nordstrom Rack for under $80. My favorite dupe for J Brand is Celebrity Pink, which comes in a variety of colors, rises, and sizes.
Navy Peacoat and Adidas Sneakers
All of the First Lady’s coats are iconic, but the most popular by clicks for BRIGHT readers was this Thread & Supply peacoat featured in April 2019 after the First Lady wore this navy one with red and white Adidas sneakers. By the way, in my article on shopping the Nordstrom sale like Melania, the Adidas Superstar and Stan Smith sneakers were the most popular item and I snapped up a pair.
Work Tote with a Pop of Color
In October 2019, the First Lady was all-business when she attended a meeting on Capitol Hill for the anniversary of the passage of the Support for Patients and Communities Act. Paired with her Max Mara light camel-toned suit, she carried a men’s Louboutin briefcase. BRIGHT readers clicked on the dupes that were a little more affordable than the $2,400 Louboutin version. Gray Leather Briefcase (it even has a pop of red!) from Amazon. Margaux Large Work Tote in True Beige from Kate Spade.
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