Not all of Melania Trump's fashion is out of touch - here are 5 of her affordable staples
Ellen Cranley,Ellen CranleyAug 24, 2019, 18:16 IST
President Donald Trump waves to members of the media as he and first lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, as they return from Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Associated Press
For first ladies, fashion is a key way to shape their public image and involves thoughtful choices to nail a formal occasion or public appearance.
Modern first ladies, notably Michelle Obama, have been careful to seek out more affordable options to include in their wardrobes to make a polished but sensible statement on more casual occasions.
Melania Trump has caught eyes with custom and couture pieces that some have criticized as impractical and unrealistically expensive, but the first lady also relies on some affordable staples.
These are some of the jeans, sneakers, and casual tops that the first lady keeps on-hand for dressed-down days.