Michelle Obama's Fila x Roksanda jacket is the coolest cover-up we've seen all winter

Former First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama rocked a super-cool Fila x Roksanda jacket while promoting her newest book The Light We Carry

Michelle Obama
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The former First Lady of the United States of America is still making heads turn (in a good way!) with her awesome fashion choices.

While on tour promoting her newest book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, Michelle Obama, who recently revealed she'd only hug King Charles on one condition after breaking royal protocol with Queen, donned an eye-catching Fila x Roksanda jacket that has very rapidly become the coolest item we’ve seen all season long.

The 58-year-old's entire look was a tribute to the 1990s. Michelle paired the jacket with a pair of black pants also by FILA and London-based brand Roksanda, plus an aqua-colored one-shoulder bodysuit and black booties. Perhaps most nostalgically, Michelle wore her braided hair half-up and half-down. To put it as simply as possible: she looked uber cool.

The mother of two, who recently shared her support for daughters Malia and Sasha to 'never have kids' and 'choose to only focus on their career,' posted a series of photos of herself in the outfit on Instagram while at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta while sitting down to discuss her new work with filmmaker Tyler Perry.

"I’m having such a wonderful time seeing so many of you on my #TheLightWeCarry book tour," the former First Lady wrote in the caption. "@TylerPerry, thank you for joining me these last two nights in Atlanta. And to those who are following along, thank you for picking up the book and sharing the tools that have helped you along the way. Keep your reflections coming!"

The Light We Carry follows Michelle's best-selling memoir, Becoming, which was published back in 2018.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05: U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) pose for a family portrait with their pets Bo and Sunny in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

"In The Light We Carry, Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress," reads an official synopsis of the book. "Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her continue to become. She details her most valuable practices, like starting kind,' 'going high,' and assembling a 'kitchen table' of trusted friends and mentors."

“Keep in mind, too, that everything I know, all the various tools I lean on, have come to me only through trial and error, over years of constant practice and reevaluation," Michelle wrote in the introduction. "I spent decades learning on my feet, making mistakes, adjustments and course corrections as I went. I've progressed only slowly to where I am today.”

The author has always been very candid about life's difficulties and her coping mechanisms. Back in 2021, for example, she revealed how anxious and uncertain 9/11 made her feel for her then young daughters

"I’d just buckled newborn Sasha into her car seat and was driving back home when I heard the news on the radio—and the uncertainty and anxiety set in almost immediately. What was happening? Had the world just changed? What kind of future were our girls going to enter?," she wrote in an Instagram post last year about the horrible historical event. "Each of us, if we were old enough at the time, has our own story from that day. It’s a snapshot—a time capsule—back to a different moment for all of us. For those who lost loved ones, it’s especially painful to relive. My heart goes out to all those for whom this wasn’t just a national tragedy, but a personal one."

Anna Rahmanan

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