Style Lessons from Amal Clooney
10 fashion tips you can steal from everyone’s lady crush
When she’s not practicing international law, advising the UN on Middle East crises, jet-setting around the world and generally being cooler than everyone in Hollywood, Amal Clooney finds time to put together some of the most drool-worthy outfits we’ve ever seen.
So how can we, the everywoman, take closet cues from this multifaceted badass? Read on.
MONOCHROMATIC ALWAYS WORKS
Amal makes a strong case for going head-to-toe in one hue. And yep, we agree.
BUT SO DOES TONAL
Top and bottom slightly mismatched? No problem. Keep it all in the same general color family and anchor the look with a neutral accessory, like a standard black satchel.
BLACK AND WHITE NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE
Especially when it comes to a graphic floral print with a pop of red. Her lace-up sandals add the right amount of edge to keep this fit-and-flare frock from looking too sweet.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF TRENDS
Speaking of edge…Amal is the master of sneaking in something unexpected to almost every look. Here, she pulls off the off-duty-model look with ripped denim and weird (yet cool) brogues.
BUT KNOW WHEN TO KEEP IT SIMPLE
On a recent visit to George’s movie set, she kept the denim distressing light and paired her moto jacket with eyelet.
SAY YES TO MATCHING SETS
When you need a professional (but not too stuffy) look, this is it. Not only do coordinated separates look polished, they take all the guesswork out of getting dressed. Win-win.
AND YES TO WIDE-LEG TROUSERS
It doesn’t hurt to have Amal’s lanky figure, but here she proves that a high-waist pant really can create legs for days on anyone, given the proper tailoring.
EMBRACE A STATEMENT COAT
The easiest way to zhuzh up a minimal outfit? How about a shearling-lined leopard trench? With a sleek clutch and a swipe of lipstick, this ensemble is cold-weather perfection.
PLAY WITH SOFT AND HARD
Thanks to a cream-colored wool coat and top-handle lady bag, Amal seamlessly tones down her rock-star leather pants.
ABOVE ALL ELSE: KNOW THYSELF
The real secret to Ms. Clooney’s eye-catching style? She knows her best assets and isn’t afraid to highlight them. Here, her toned legs steal the show. Long sleeves and sweet blossoms offset the daring hemline--but her complete confidence doesn’t hurt either.