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Election Reflection: Styles Fit for Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin

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Fashion has traditionally made its home on runways and red carpets…until now. This year, press-worthy style is knocking on the door of the Oval Office. Farewell, penny loafers and power suits, there are new ladies shaking up DC. We are, of course, referring to the new fashion media focus on Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and potential First Lady Michelle Obama. In what seems to be an overnight frenzy, both women are achieving celebrity-like status thanks to their fashion sense.

Setting politics aside, it’s been next to impossible for the fashion-inclined not to take note of the incredibly classic style of potential First Lady Michelle Obama. Her signature looks have most notably been compared to that of the iconic Jackie O., who reigned supreme as First Lady of fashion in the 1960s. And from Republican to Democrat, from shoes to glasses, America has taken notice of Sarah Palin’s style necessities. Naturally for us at shoes.com, it’s all about the shoes when it comes to both women.

People Magazine’s Best & Worst Dressed Fall issue, on newsstands through October 6, featured Palin as a fashion “do,” and the magazine highlighted the Franco Sarto brand as one of the VP-nominee’s favorites. shoes.com and the Franco Sarto Chili received special mention in the edition. And no one can forget the many press mentions of Palin wearing the now-famous Naughty Monkey Double Dare pumps—also available at shoes.com.

For those whose style preferences align with that of Michelle Obama, shoes.com offers perfect styles for the well-dressed lady with a craving for classics. Especially vintage-inspired, the sleek AK Anne Klein Indie pumps add just the right pop to your favorite LBD. We could see Obama wearing this classic with iconic dresses. Much loved by the fashion elite, Bernardo would keep Obama looking chic and modern on the campaign trail with the David flats.

No matter what your political preference, we think it’s safe to say that Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama are on the road to making government a little more stylish…one step at a time!