Poor President Obama. By now, you've probably seen the stories circulating about the (terrible, no good, horrible, very bad) tan suit he wore to yesterday's press conference. It's only a slight exaggeration to say it basically broke the Internet. Don't believe me? Raise your hand if you can tell me what the press conference was actually about. That's what I thought! (BTW, President Obama discussed several matters including the invasion of Russia in Ukraine, and his administration's potential strategy for dealing with ISIL moving forward.)
The reactions to his suit range from the truly hilarious to the defensive to the slightly analytical (no, but really, what does it all mean?), but one thing's for sure: People will be talking about Tansuitgate for days. We get the reasoning behind his choice: It's hot out. Summer suits are nice! And according to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, at least one person supports the president's choice in apparel: "The president stands squarely behind the decision that he made yesterday to wear his summer suit at yesterday’s news conference. It’s the Thursday before Labor Day. He feels pretty good about it.”
Still, we just wanted to take this opportunity to say that while it's always important to look pulled together for a big meeting or presentation, your clothes shouldn't overpower your message. Thinking of trying out the tan trend for yourself during the last days of summer? Scroll below for options that will keep you looking and feeling cool, calm, and collected this Labor Day weekend.
Free People We the Free Circle in the Sand Tee ($78; freepeople.com)
Free People Drapey Pocket Pant ($78; freepeople.com)
Adidas X Stella McCartney sneakers ($160; barneys.com)
7 for All Mankind The Seamed Skinny Jeans in Crackled Leather-Like Cognac ($139; 7forallmankind.com)