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Michelle Obama + First Daughters Opt for Chic, Colorful Coats at the 2013 Inauguration [PHOTOS]

Michelle Obama Inauguration
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It was pretty cold in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 21, when President Obama was sworn in for a second term. His family – wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha – donned chic, colorful coats and accessories for the ceremony, which took place outside in the freezing air.

Their attire was about fashion and function — and there was no reason they couldn’t look slammin’ while staying warm.

Michelle Obama Inauguration
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Mrs. Obama, who is a style icon on the level of Jackie O. when it comes to First Ladies, opted for a dark blue, checked, fitted and flared coat custom-made by Thom Browne, which she paired with plum leather J. Crew gloves. Beyond chic.

Michelle Obama Inauguration
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The New York Times reported that the coat (and the similarly-shaped Thom Browne dress she wore underneath, which was paired with an Reed Krakoff cardigan) was made of silk jacquard necktie-style fabric. She looked polished, pulled together and classic, adding a little sex appeal with her J. Crew boots.

Overall, her coat was incredibly unique and totally “Michelle.”

Obamas Inauguration
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First Daughter Malia wore a bright pink J. Crew coat with violet tights for bright pops of color, while her sister Sasha donned a bluish Kate Spade coat and bold, colored tights. They looked like mini-Michelles — and future style icons.

Obamas Inauguration
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

It was anything but basic black for the First Family when it came to their fashion choices.

Obamas Inauguration
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

Next: See Michelle Obama's Gorgeous Inauguration Ball Gown

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