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Mixing Prints The Michelle Obama Way (PHOTOS, POLL)

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Mixing prints and patterns may seem like a recipe for sartorial disaster, but Michelle Obama has what it takes to make this tough trend work. Choosing one pattern in a more neutral color allows the other to drive the style statement. If you're feeling really bold, opt for opposing prints in similar color schemes for a winning combination.

We love the first lady's red and white striped lace dress and floral print embroidered cardigan, but we're also smitten with her gold-toned prints-a-plenty J.Crew get-up, featuring polka dots, a geometric print and colorblocking. Take a look below and let us know which mix and matched outfit you love the most:

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