Without becoming overtly political over here, we recognize the deep sense of grieving and loss that half of America is experiencing during this season. As such, we wish to bring a moment of levity and encouragement to all through a slightly less divisive topic: fashion.
And who better to highlight at this time, than Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Chelsea has most recently been in the national spotlight during her mother’s incredible 2016 Presidential campaign.
But, as with all iconic women we profile here at Le Chic Royal, there is so much more to Chelsea Clinton.
Chelsea became nationally recognized during her childhood due to being the only child in the White House during her father’s Presidential tenure. Her entire teenaged years were spent in the thick of America’s politics, from age 13 when her father was sworn in as the 42nd President of the United States, to age 20 when he ended his second term.
She was also the first child to line in the White House since 1977, when Jimmy Carter was President! Perhaps this is the reason the Secret Service gave her the codename “energy”!
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Almost concurrent with her father’s end of tenure as President, Chelsea left the White House to study at Stanford University, where she received a B.S. in History. She then went to University of Oxford and Columbia University where she received her Masters in Philosophy and Public Health, respectively. She has since remained actively involved in higher education through New York University, where she serves as Assistant Vice Provost.
Chelsea has also remained extensively involved in the political world, due to both her interaction in her mother’s 2008 and 2016 campaigns, as well as in her parent’s renowned family foundation. Just recently, Clinton published a children's book entitled, "She Persisted", all about women who have changed the world.
In 2010, Chelsea married Marc Mezvinsky, an investment banker. They have two children, Charlotte and Aiden, and currently the family resides in New York.
And if her parent's zeal for American politics is any sign, we're likely to see much more of Chelsea in the future.
Get the look:
Pantsuits. A powerhouse in themselves, pantsuits are a quick way to send the message that “I’m here, and I mean business.” As we covered in this Insights article, pantsuits were the preferred outfit of choice for everyone who voted #WithHer in the 2016 election.
Black. Going back to the idea of a power uniform as we covered in this article, an easy way to present yourself in a simple, straightforward light is to don a monochrome look. Simply pull together your black dress pants, a black blouse, and black cardigan for a chic and elegant look.
Mimimalist. Chelsea's take on accessories seems to be a much more simplistic and minimalist approach. Wear a favorite bracelet or don a meaningful necklace for your next outing. But don't be afraid to go big with the shoes!
Play with shades. If monochrome is a little too dramatic of a look for you, vary the shaded of color in your outfit. For example, wear your black dress pants with a gray cardigan and white blouse underneath for a similar, quick to match effect.
Tell us: What are your favorite Chelsea Clinton looks?