We’re often captivated by Michelle Obama’s sartorial fashion choices from her use of bold color to perfect pattern play and A-plus outerwear. Frequently known for donning looks from Jason Wu, Naeem Khan and Carolina Herrera, the First Lady looked polished in a graphic dress by another designer favorite, Narciso Rodriguez. Featuring an eye-catching print, though still refined, the frock struck the perfect balance between elegance and edge courtesy of the classic, A-line silhouette and deep purple shade. By styling against a pointed metallic pump, sleek blowout and nude nails, the entire looks offers high-contrast with dignified detail—perfect for reinterpreting at the office or a cocktail event. Below, four pieces for decoding Mrs. Obama’s understated color blocking on your own.