It is the final week of the Obamas residing in what has been their home for the past 8 years, the White House.  With the absence of President Obama also means the absence of the fashionable women in his family. His daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, definitely developed  their own signature style as they’ve grown up.  Malia, the eldest of the two, has a preppy, clean cut sense of style. The soon to be Harvard student frequently wears button ups, collared shirts and dresses, and light colors . The baby of the family, Sasha, dresses with the trends with elements of bohemian and grunge since the teen frequently wears chokers and darker clothing. Let us reminisce on some of the best looks worn by the first Children.

While taking an outing in New Mexico Sasha and Malia go casual. Malia was rocking her braids with a black t-shirt, khaki pants, and sand colored boots. Sasha went with an all green fit and white converse.

Some might remember this Obama girls moment as a twitter troll criticized the two lovely ladies for looking disinterested during the Pardoning of the Turkey on Thanksgiving in 2014 . The troll however received even more heat and apologized. The two girls looked beautiful nonetheless. Sasha wore a burgundy dress, black combat boots, a black choker, and then coordinated her cardigan and socks. Malia wore a grey sweater with a plaid skirt, black tights, and black combat boots.


Following the release of a video from the Chicago music festival Lollapalooza of Malia Obama smoking weed, the first child stepped out at the Made in America music festival in DIY tee with “Smoking Kills” written across the front in big letters to poke fun at the situation. Malia paired the tee with a Harvard baseball cap, belted denim shorts, and K-swiss sneakers.


While visiting Madrid, the Obama sister both go for floral outfits, black sandals, and black chokers. Malia’s fit consists of an off the shoulder top and slitted skirt, with heeled sandals, while Sasha goes for a red sundress and flats.


The first family heads towards Air Force one together in their summer fits. Malia wears a blue pin striped midi dress with spaghetti straps and what seem to be her favorite pair of shoes, her off white converse. Sasha opts for her trendy glasses, a black embellished sundress, a black choker, and tan tie up sandals.


The family is leaving for their trip to Martha’s Vineyard and both of the girls go with summery white looks. Malia is wearing a spaghetti strap midi dress by Reformation with tan sandals. Sasha is wearing a short sleeved button up striped white shirt, a white button up skirt, and white converse.

Headed towards Air Force One, Malia wears a baby pink coat and booties while her younger sister, Sasha wears a black dress with a black coat, grey thigh highs and a leather backpack.


The two first daughters attended the 50th anniversary celebration for the March at Selma to Montgomery. Malia wears belted a collared dress with red and blue stripes, with patterned black tights. Sasha goes with a black wool coat over her emerald green dress that she paired with a choker.

The Obama women step off Air Force One as they arrive in Milan. Sasha is wearing a pin striped sundress by American Apparel and tan sandals. Malia goes will a cool grey dress and cream colored flats.


The first daughters stood by their father’s side for the 2015 Thanksgiving Pardon. Both girls wore American Apparel. Sasha is wearing her fashion frames with a cream colored sweater, denim skirt, tights, burgundy socks, and black combat boots. Malia wore a striped turtleneck top, a color blocked jacket, tights, cream colored socks, and combat boots.

The Obama girls arriving in Europe for their tour. Malia is wearing a sleeveless floral dress by Alice and Olivia with baby blue shoes. Sasha wears a patterned black dress with black flats.


The family returns home from vacation at Martha’s vineyard. Malia is wearing an Everlane shirtdress and her off white converse. Sasha went for a bohemian look with a flowy black embroidered dress, multiple chokers, and black wedges.

As the girls headed off for a vacation in New Mexico and California,  Sasha wears a printed sundress, a black choker, and heeled black sandals. Malia with her hair pulled back into two braids, wears a black  overall dress over a light blue button up shirt and black sandals.

At the 2016 White House State Dinner both of the first children wore gowns by Naeem Khan. Malia’s dress was a cream colored strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and gold embellishments all over. Sasha’s dress was nude colored dress with a shear overlay with purple, blue, and floral detailing.


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