Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy

There are countless photos of first lady Michelle Obama, but only one each year is official, and the White House released it on Wednesday, the Huffington Post reports. Taken by Chuck Kennedy, the portrait shows FLOTUS in the Green Room of the White House in a two-toned dress and leaning against a green chair. She's wearing a strand of pearls and, yes, her newish bangs. 

The bare-arm look of 2012 is a thing of the past — but hopefully not a message from the halls of power that women need to start wearing sleeves in professional environments again, because we just got used to the whole "Michelle Obama does it, so I can too" thing.

Read more at the Huffington Post.