The former First Family has a lot to celebrate this weekend. Not only is it the Fourth of July, but it is also Malia Obama‘s 19th birthday! This young woman has literally grown up before our eyes since she entered the public eye in 2008 when her father, Barack Obama, first ran for president.
College is right around the corner for this teen, who will be headed to Harvard (where her father went to law school) in the fall. During her gap year, Malia interned for Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in his New York office, and also joined her parents on some incredible post-White House vacations. And while the former First Daughter may be ready to head off to school, dad isn’t so prepared to see her go.
“When I first elected to this office, Malia was just 10 and Sasha was 7. And they grow up too fast,” the President told Ellen DeGeneres. “Malia’s more than ready to leave. But I’mnot ready for her to leave,” said POTUS. “She’s one of my best friends. And it’s going to be hard for me not to have her around all the time. But she’s ready to go. You can tell. She’s just a really smart, capable person and she’s ready to make her own way.”
In addition to being a strong student, Obama has inherited her mother Michelle Obama‘s great sense of style. Take a look at how her style.
Malia Obama’s Favorite Footwear Brands
For a girl who grew up within the hallowed walls of the White House, Malia Obama’s style is surprisingly down-to-earth.
The former first daughter — who celebrates her 19th birthday today — is known for her fashionable yet refreshingly low-key looks, whether it’s a simple shirtdress paired with sneakers, or skinny jeans with lace-up boots. When it comes to her footwear, she keeps a few favorite brands in rotation.
Timberland has long been a go-to for the famous teen. For nearly a month this year, she wore a tan lace-up boot style from the brand almost daily as she headed to her internship at The Weinstein Company movie studio in New York. She paired them with everything from skirts and baby-doll dresses to leggings and boyfriend jeans — but always with colorful, chunky-knit socks.
Malia also is a big fan of Converse. She’s been spotted in several colors of both the brand’s low-top and high-top Chuck Taylor All-Stars. Her mother, former first lady Michelle Obama, also has a few pairs of Chucks in her closet, proving a classic never goes out of style.
Currently vacationing with her family in Indonesia, Malia donned black Nike sneakers — another favorite — to tour the Tirta Empul temple in Bali last week. She also wore a yellow sarong and sash, the traditional attire for visiting the island’s holy places.
Last month, Malia embraced the white sneaker trend, stepping out in New York in Reebok’s retro Club C kicks. The shoes, available in a rainbow of colors, retail for $70.
After a summer off, Malia is headed to Harvard University to start her freshman year this fall. We can’t wait to see how she puts her unique stamp on college style.