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Michelle and Barack Obama are making their last few months in the White House count. In addition to tackling the issue of climate change and continuing to grow the Let Girls Learn initiative, the Obamas are continuing their style streak on the covers of two major magazines.

The couple appears on the cover of Essence, while the FLOTUS appears on the cover of InStyle. In the October issue of Essence, Michelle Obama discusses life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the legacy they hope to leave behind, including continuing to inspire children.

“I think when it comes to Black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them,” Michele Obama said in the interview. “All the future work that Barack talked about, I think over these last few years, we’ve kind of knocked the ceiling of limitation off the roofs of many young kids; imaginations of what’s possible for them.”

In the First Lady’s interview with InStyle, she discusses her personal style, the challenges that girls face today and what she hopes to do after leaving the White House. According to InStyle’s Instagram post, she also discusses her daughters’ fashion choices. On the cover, she dons a Brandon Maxwell dress.

When asked what she was most looking forward to after leaving the White House, she said, “My hopes are to recapture some of the everydayness, some anonymity. And we know that will take some time. But I always joke that I dream of opening up my front door and walking out without any notification, without any security.”

In the preview article, she also discusses her Let Girls Learn initiative, the importance that an education holds for girls, her social media strategy, in addition to choosing comfort and casual over following the trends.

According to Fashionista, the Obamas were also just named to Vanity Fair’s annual International Best-Dressed List. Vanity Fair special correspondent Amy Fine Collins said of the POTUS and FLOTUS’ fashion, “Glamour and elegance and eloquence — it’s all projected in the way they dress.”

Essence hits newsstands tomorrow, while InStyle will be released Sept. 16.

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