Sasha and Malia Obama’s travel style is on-point as they return to the White House from Hawaii on January 4. Photo: Corbis
The First Family flew back to DC on Sunday after vacationing in Hawaii over the holiday. They go every year, but this time around something was different: Sasha and Malia Obama displayed seriously enviable vacation style. From the minute they left DC, the teenagers set an example for all travelers—even those who aren’t flying Air Force One. (And with athleisure so on-trend, there’s really no excuse not to pull yourself together pre-flight.) Walking across the lawn of the White House to Marine One on December 19, both donned black leggings with cute coats — layering is key, especially when traveling to a warm location — and carried roomy hobo bags (leave your Jansport backpack in your locker).
The Obama family heading to Hawaii. Photo: Corbis
Flying on Air Force One has its privileges (beds, showers, fax machines —at least, that’s what I learned from West Wing), making it easier to pull of a wardrobe change at 20,000 feet. Upon arrival at Pearl Harbor, Sasha, 13, wore an acid-washed light denim mini-dress with Dr. Scholls-like sandals. Her 16-year-old sister wore a black polka-dot dress with Mary Jane flats.
The Obamas arrive in Hawaii having already changed into their island clothes. Photo: Corbis
Throughout the trip, the girls managed to look polished and island-ready, a tough balancing act for anyone, let alone a teen in the public eye. Arriving back in Washington on Sunday the girls wore similarly styled looks, with Sasha’s red converse and topknot and Malia’s green socks peaking out of her boots. Less than a week into 2015, it feels safe to say the under-20 set has at least two fashionistas to look up to this year.
President Barack Obama and Malia Obama eating shaved ice. Photo: Corbis