Here’s a side effect of White House living you may not know about: it usually destroys your fashion sense. Presidential family photos are basically a uniform sea of sharp suits, smart dresses, and no real variety.
Sasha and Malia Obama have turned all of this around. Each of them has experienced an incredible transformation over the years. And now that they’re out of the White House, they’ve given their entire wardrobe an amazing makeover.
Here is the amazing fashion transformation of Sasha and Malia Obama since leaving the White House.
Now 21 years old, Malia Obama lit the entire internet on fire when she began dating Rory Farquharson in 2017. While we’re still uncovering secrets about this mystery man, one thing that’s not a secret is Malia’s great look.
You can tell right away this isn’t just any white dress. Both modest and stylish, this dress helps transform even a simple day on the town into a major fashion event!
Sasha on the Beach
Now 19 years old, Sasha Obama has kept out of the public eye a bit more than her famous parents and older sister. And despite that low profile, Sasha is full of some shocking surprises. That includes her awesome beach outfit!
Here, Sasha is chilling in Miami in 2017 with some friends to transition to her life out of the White House. And she is effortlessly fashionable here, pairing a black bikini top and paisley shorts with a dazzling cover-up.
Most of us won’t look this fashionable all year. And Sasha pulled this look off while fighting the waves and the heat!
Sasha and Malia in Morocco
You’ve probably heard the phrase “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” It’s good travel advice that reminds us that we should take our cues (fashion and otherwise) from the natives. But what if those natives like to live really large?
When the Obamas visited Marrakesh, Morocco in summer 2016, they didn’t dress modestly. Instead, Sasha and Malia embraced the country’s flair for beautiful and even ostentatious clothing. With patterned dresses, classy heels, and winning smiles, what you’re witnessing here are fashion icons flexing as only they can!
In some ways, the biggest fashion test happens when someone travels overseas. It’s tough enough looking stylish in your own town. But can you look stylish while blending your look with regional clothing?
For Sasha and Malia, the answer is a resounding “yes!” Here, they are sporting yellow sarongs during the family’s 2017 visit to Bali’s Tirta Empul Temple. With sunglasses and baseball cap, Sasha brings a look of laid-back cool. At the same time, the yellow sarong and black top complement each other to create a striking aesthetic.
Malia: Office Girl?
Malia has been the target of some cruel rumors over the years. Some of these rumors are fueled by her connection to shady figures, including the time she worked as an intern for The Weinstein Company.
While that’s a gig she’ll probably want to leave off her resume, we can’t help but love her 2017 internship outfit. With her shift dress and comfy sneakers, Malia shows us just how stylish and classy an office job can be!
Never Plain In Spain
Sasha Obama is slowly building her cred as an international traveler. And with this 2016 trip to Madrid, she showed the country what American style was all about!
This long sleeve dress is relatively modest, but the enchanting pattern helps match her wooden-soled sandals. And while those clogs may be more for comfort than fashion, they blend style and color in a way that brings the entire outfit together.
Chicago Style Fashion
Most of us look like a hot mess when we travel, complete with rumpled clothes and bleary eyes. Here, though, Malia Obama shows us how it’s done!
There is a lot about Malia that surprises us, and her ability to make an airplane runway into a fashion runway is absolutely wild. When she arrived in Chicago for Barack’s farewell address in 2017, she rocked a camel-color coat that embodied pure glamor.
What’s under the coat, though? We got a closer look at the big speech. Spoilers: the dress is just as cute as the coat!
You might expect Barack Obama’s farewell address to the nation to be a bittersweet affair. But if you look at Malia’s face here, you’ll find nothing but pure joy!
Maybe she’s so happy because she’s serving up an awesome look. Black tights, boots, and choker pair perfectly with a black and white dress. It’s a calculated look that ensures she won’t upstage her father while still establishing her own sense of style.
Red, White, and Navy Blue
Here, Malia looks on as Joe Biden is receiving his Presidential Medal of Freedom, eight days before leaving the White House. On almost anyone else, a simple navy dress may look… well… boring. However, Malia transforms the garment into something elegant and enchanting. And it’s a very versatile aesthetic, suitable for anything from political ceremonies to a night on the town.
Sister Act, Too
If there was anybody that could upstage Malia at Joe Biden’s ceremony, it’s Sasha. To go along with Malia’s navy dress, Sasha is rocking a dress featuring navy, white, and gold. When the two are next to each other, they look like a complementary set.
However, they don’t look like a matched set. This event showed that Sasha knows how to coordinate with her family’s fashion while still creating a very distinct look of her own.