Barack Obama’s presidential style was one of the sharpest to date. Thanks to consistently accurate detailing and a modern approach to basics, he almost always looked put together and professional. But Obama’s post-White House style is another one to watch—the man has come a long way from mom jeans and tan suits, that’s for sure. This week, Barry stepped out in Italy looking breezy as ever. Let us dissect.
What you’re seeing here is power couple Barack and Michelle Obama strolling around Siena, Tuscany, and nailing laid-back Italian style. Barack opted for a slim navy chino, an understated belt, and (what appears to be, cannot confirm) a linen shirt. The relaxed cuff roll is impeccably disheveled. It says he knows this outfit looks good, but he’s not afraid to loosen up a little. It is Italy, after all.
He completed the outfit with summer’s most essential accessory: a sweet pair of shades. These appear to be a thin square-frame shape—a timeless choice for any style maven to make. Michelle’s breezy pants, white top, and equally glamorous shades encapsulated the same Obamas-on-vacation feel.
Of course, this isn’t the only time we’ve seen the former president come out hard with a super relaxed look. Here are some more recent favorites: