President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were seen making their way to Texas on Tuesday morning to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. And although the first lady tried to pull together a utilitarian look for the occasion, her stilettos are throwing people off.
Melania was photographed heading from the White House to Marine One wearing an all-black ensemble of cropped tailored trousers and a simple black top, fittingly accompanied by an army-green bomber jacket. As someone on social media suggested, the outfit was very “Top Gun cosplay.”
Melania's commitment to Top Gun cosplay is admirable https://t.co/SWApvQINgQ
— Meredith Blake (@MeredithBlake) August 29, 2017
But the accessories that she paired her look with have people seriously confused. Both her 5-inch snakeskin stilettos and her aviator sunglasses are causing people all over Twitter to wonder where in the world she thought she was headed.
Help is on the way, Texas! Don't worry, Melania has her special storm stilettos. https://t.co/lVsIneYbXF
— Brad Wollack (@BradWollack) August 29, 2017
I'm so stupidly mad about these Melania storm stilettos for her trip to visit Harvey devastation
— Olivia Messer (@OliviaMesser) August 29, 2017
Not sure Melania Trump is prepared for Hurricane Harvey pic.twitter.com/Mz5ndbmKC9
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) August 29, 2017
Not sure what is more tone-deaf: Melania wearing stilettos to survey storm damage, or these selfish pricks being there in the first place.
— ✊Seth-sy MFer✊ (@SethFromThe716) August 29, 2017
It was very thoughtful of Melania trump to bring her water shoes. She's ready to wade in the Houston floods ! https://t.co/bBzUGCT5VX
— Adelino Camara (@ADIC33) August 29, 2017
And here we have Melania Trump modeling what NOT to wear to a hurricane: 5-inch stilettos.
How out of touch can you be? pic.twitter.com/tZR8o3dYxY
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 29, 2017
— Mercedes (@The_Real_Mersi) August 29, 2017
However, as she exited Air Force One in Corpus Christi, Melania was wearing a more sensible outfit.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) August 29, 2017
While she kept on the same tailored trousers and aviators she had traveled in, she changed into a white button-down shirt. She also pulled her hair back into a ponytail and added a black baseball hat with “FLOTUS” embroidered across the front in big white letters.
— Idontgiva Schitt (@SteffanieACL) August 29, 2017
Most notably, FLOTUS slipped on some white Stan Smith adidas sneakers. And while the spotless kicks might get a little muddied up, the first lady’s communications director said that people should be focused on more important things: “It’s sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes.”
from @FLOTUS comms dir: "It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes."
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) August 29, 2017
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