Announced just hours ago, the island is buzzing in anticipation of the arrival of Dr. Jill Biden, who will grace Newport to deliver the 61st commencement address at Salve Regina University on May 15.
I don’t talk politics on Newport Stylephile and I’m certainly not going to start now, so let’s focus on the fashion of this longtime educator! I’ve always liked Biden’s chic style—considering her commitment to work and advocacy while managing a jam-packed social calendar, it would be easy to have a fashion misstep caught on camera, but this petite power-mom (and grandmother!) seems to always look effortlessly stylish.
Biden’s memorable Inaugural Ball strapless and whimsical red gown by Reem Acra was one of my favorites (I’m biased, I adore Reem Acra and was married in Reem Acra; Team Acra). Less formal, her look is congruent with classic Newport style— simple but colorful shift dresses, sea-glass-hued ensembles, and crisp, often blue button-downs. We’ll have to wait and see what Biden dons when she visits the City-by-the-Sea next month!
Unrelated” In Newport this evening and select shops nationwide, Chic Chic Bloom is being held at Talbots from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy food, laughs and fashion advice from in-house stylists who will be showing spring styles (Talbots is located at 162 Bellevue Avenue). CLICK HERE to see if a Talbots near you is participating.