When it comes to style, Michelle Obama knows exactly what works for her. Tom Ford, for instance

The former first lady never falters with fashion in part because she and stylist Meredith Koop choose looks that flatter instead of jumping on every trend.

Case in point: her appearance at the taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she wore an effortless combination of tailored black trousers and a draped white blouse by Tom Ford.

Understated, elegant, and the perfect complement to her tall physique, Obama’s ensemble was a lesson in how to command attention while wearing the simplest of garments.

On hand to help celebrate DeGeneres’s 60th birthday, Obama spent her first television appearance since leaving the White House discussing her life as a private citizen and viral moments such as the Tiffany box gift she received from Melania Trump during the inauguration.

Though audiences will have to wait until February 1 to view the full interview, Obama’s impeccable personal style was instantly evident.