5 Wardrobe Basics Amal Clooney Is Never Seen Without

There's a lot to love about Amal Clooney's style, between her epic red carpet moments, polished work ensembles, and the off-duty looks she shows off while holidaying in Italy. The international human rights lawyer, mother to twins and wife of a certain George Clooney navigates the public eye with elegance, and her impeccable taste in clothing is simply an extension of that. No matter the occasion, she always opts for timeless staples, making her one of our go-to celeb muses for classic style.

If you've admired her style for years now, you've probably noticed that the 41-year-old has 5 pieces in particular that she is never seen without. These are the items that have become building blocks for the rest of her ridiculously chic wardrobe. From the bag shape she carries to finish off all her outfits to the sunglasses she wears nonstop, keep reading to discover each of these staple pieces, how she wears each, and shop our picks.

Nude Pumps

Amal Clooney style basics: nude pumps


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Let's start with the most important: shoes. Clooney has a well-edited selection of footwear but consistently prioritises nude pumps over her other pairs. She's become loyal to a suede pointed-toe pair from Jimmy Choo, though affordable retailers also stock takes on the staple.

Sheath Dresses

Amal Clooney style basics: sheath dresses


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Sheath dresses—sometimes called pencil dresses—are Clooney's signature silhouette, especially for days working at the United Nations. 

Structured Handbags

Amal Clooney style basics: structured handbags



Lately, Clooney has been rotating between her Dior Bar Bag and Michael Kors Bancroft Tote, two ultra-structured shapes that add a polished finish to all her ensembles.

Midi Skirts

Amal Clooney style basics: midi skirts


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When she's not exhibiting her epic trouser-based outfits, Clooney opts for midi length dresses and skirts, which she effortlessly mixes with the other classics we've pointed out here.

Oversized Sunglasses

Amal Clooney style basics: oversized sunglasses


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Tiny sunglasses who? Clooney proves that though eyewear trends may come and go, oversized shades will always be in style. She rotates between a few styles of cat-eye and circle sunnies from Ferragamo and Givenchy, though luckily for you, they're about to come back in style at all your favourite retailers.

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