ISSUE 40  |  North by Northwest

Steal This Look: Michelle Obama-Inspired Gardening Kit

October 02, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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To be filed under: "A Tale of Two Michelles." Our own Gardenista editor Michelle Slatalla was inspired by the First Lady when she put together her everyday gardening ensemble; get the look with the following elements (and watch the video to see Michelle in action).

N.B. Also see Steal This Look: Michelle Obama's White House Garden.

Above: An indigo washed denim shirt from Flats Napa Valley by Jan Niemi ($165); contact Flats Napa Valley for pricing and shipping.

Above: The long denim shirt hits above the knee and buttons up with eight white buttons.

Above: Canvas T56 Sneakers by Swedish company Tretorn are inspired by vintage sneakers from the 1950s. Available in navy and antique stone for $68 from J. Crew.

Above: As loyal San Franciscans, we're fans of Levi's Made & Crafted line, which updates archival designs. The selvedge Spoke Chinos in string are available at Mill Mercantile (the new women's branch of Unionmade) in San Francisco; $225; call 415-861-3373 for ordering information.

Above: Michelle totes her tools around in a Klein Canvas Tool Bucket; $39.21 from Amazon.

Above: A stamped steel Heirloom Transplant Trowel is marked with depth lines to aid bulb placement when digging; it's $8.49 from Shovel and Hoe.