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Michelle Obama mixes high and low fashion for the inauguration

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Michelle Obama wears Thom Browne, J. Crew

President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term on Monday morning, but all anyone really wants to talk about is First Lady Michelle Obama – specifically, her inaugural ceremony outfit and new bangs.

Michelle Obama inauguration fashion

According to White House officials, First Lady Michelle Obama opted for a custom-made Thom Browne coat made of silk jacquard. The coat — inspired by a silk neck tie — covered her Reed Krakoff cardigan and Thom Browne dress.

M.O. set off the look with a Cathy Waterman necklace and blue kitten heels by J. Crew. She reportedly switched into Reed Krakoff boots for the actual ceremony — have to keep those tootsies warm in the chilly Washington D.C. temperatures.

Now we can't wait to see what she wears for Monday night's Inaugural Ball!

Get Michelle Obama's bangs

Even the President can't get enough of Michelle's new blunt bangs.

"I love Michelle Obama," President Obama told a crowd during an inauguration weekend speech. "And to address the most significant event of this weekend, I love her bangs. She looks good. She always looks good."

The look is perfect for the 49-year-old FLOTUS — trendy, but not too trendy.

Of course, we wanted to know how to get the look ourselves. We asked Oprah's favorite hair stylist and Chicago bangs expert George Gonzalez for tips on asking for the same cut at your own salon.

"Michelle Obama's new bang is texturized which gives a softer piecey edge to the normal blunt style," said Gonzalez, owner of George the salon Chicago.

"To achieve, ask your stylist to chip in with the tips of their shears followed by using texturizing scissors to soften the initial cut to finish. Hair types that are very coarse, thick and curly will have a harder time pulling this look off unless you want to take the time to use a blow dryer and flat iron to style. Ideally, straight or slightly wavy strands that are fine to normal will work best for this new 'Obama Bang'."

Pretty sure plenty of ladies are going to be asking for the "Obama bang" in 2013.

See more: Michelle Obama's red Jason Wu gown at the Second Inaugural Ball  >>

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