Amal Clooney Just Wore the #1 Dress-and-Boot Pairing for 2023

When deciding what to wear to the airport, I always have two questions in mind. First: Is it easy to wear through the security check? Second: Is it easy to use the restroom in? Things like complicated footwear, jumpsuits, and too-tight skinny trousers are some of the biggest offenders that don't pass the test, but Amal Clooney is out here throwing caution to the wind and making me deeply reconsider. For us, it's an outfit that we can see ourselves living in this year. 

As we wave goodbye the colder months of the year, and enter that often tricky, in-between period, we're on the hunt for any outfit combination that makes getting dressed in the morning easier, and this particular formula is one to follow. Knit dresses are a chic yet insulating way to dress for cooler days, and can be easily styled with all footwear, but we like the knit-dress-and-boots combination the best. Whether you're jetting off, or simply runnings errands, copy and paste this formula for stress-free transitional outfits. Scroll down to see her controversial airport shoes, and shop more dress-and-boot pairings. 

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On Amal Clooney: Stella McCartney Asymmetric Ribbed Organic Cotton Turtleneck Dress (£750) and Frayme Small Shoulder Bag (£1150)

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A classic chelsea boot is always on trend. 

The side zip adds ease to taking off when going through airport security. 

The square neckline is so flattering. 

You could wear this with trainers or sandals come Spring, too.

Layer a leather blazer on top for cooler days. 

Already got black boots? Beige is endlessly chic. 

Tailoring, dresses, or jeans - these boots go with everything. 

This pull on knitted dress will save you so much time in the mornings. 

Ground pretty styles with biker boots. 

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear US and has since been updated.