Michelle Obama with Shorts

We’ve always admired Michelle Obama‘s willingness to take fashion risks. And yesterday, even on her day off, she continued to take them, wearing shortish shorts on her family holiday at the Grand Canyon.

With sneakers, an unbuttoned blouse over a white tee or cami, jaunty white baseball cap and a bright lavender plastic timepiece by Toywatch, Michelle looked every bit the standard American tourist (albeit one with a pretty big entourage).

The shorts were far more casual than her usual chic dresses and belted cardigans. They showed off her muscular legs and were probably just the right thing for hiking on a hot day.

Still, the shorts thing really isn’t easy for most women to pull off, and given the choice, we’d have to say we prefer the flowy blue jacket and scarf she wore in Yellowstone on Friday (above left).

But the weekend winner? The black-and-tan chevron pattern dress she donned upon landing in Arizona on Friday (above right). While not appropriate for hiking, the look was warm weather chic at its best!

Source: stylelist.com