6 Summer Outfit Formulas We’re Stealing from Amal Clooney

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Philanthropist, professor, barrister, wife and mom. Those are just a few titles on Amal Clooney’s résumé. But thanks to a signature sartorial style that is equally sophisticated and whimsical, Mrs. George Clooney can also add fashion icon to that lengthy list. Which might explain why we’re looking to Clooney for all the outfit inspo this summer…and the rest of the year, too. Here are six of her easiest-to-copy looks for an impeccably sophisticated season ahead (movie star husband optional).

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Subdued Suit + Printed Pumps

Clooney borrowed a style tip from her very low-key friend, Meghan Markle: coordinating neutrals are a go. This particular look is anything but dull, thanks to a pop of color from a pair of trendy tropical heels from Off-White’s collaboration with Jimmy Choo. 

Get the look: Topshop ($110); Topshop ($80); Ted Baker London ($195)

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Simple Top + Wild Pants + Oversize Sunglasses

A crazy print is way less intimidating when it’s pared down with a neutral top. Stick to a black-and-white color combo for an always-polished look, but feel free to add some bold accessories to keep the playful theme going. We’re partial to XL sunnies, just like Clooney.

Get the look: Madewell ($13); Caslon ($35); Tom Ford ($430)

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Neon Top + Neutral Midi + Structured Purse

Yes, even this international barrister is into the neon trend. The key is to make sure your pop of color isn’t *too* out there. Clooney does this by choosing a muted skirt that balances out the rest of the look—including the snakeskin accent collar. A structured top-handle bag ties everything together.

Get the look: DVF ($179); Raey ($208); Coach ($495)

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Navy Jumpsuit + Big Bold Belt + Leopard Print Bag

Remember that old rule about never wearing navy and black together? Forget about it. Clooney proves it’s outdated by flawlessly cinching a wide patent belt over this navy one-shoulder jumpsuit. Plus, with a fun leopard clutch, this becomes a brilliant alternative for all those summer weddings you’ll be attending (aren’t you glad it’s not another floral dress?).

Get the look: Leith ($59); Zadig and Voltaire ($278); Rag and Bone ($295)

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Crop Top + Culottes + Metallic Heels

A crop top can be tasteful when proportions are in check—and when a collar is included. Take a page out of Clooney’s book and shoot for a tiny sliver of exposed midriff (instead of your entire waist). But you don't need to go the brocade route to replicate this look; simply opt for a textured material and pair it with pointy, metallic heels (that you might find to be surprisingly versatile).

Get the look: Lou & Grey ($60); Lou & Grey ($90) Louise et Cie ($100)

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Red Midi Dress + Cognac Bag

Fact: Busy mornings welcome foolproof color combos. Everybody can rock black and white, but Clooney proves that red and cognac are just as easy to pull off. Let your dress be the center of attention by sticking to warm, neutral accessories. You’ll find that these warm tones pull double duty to brighten up your complexion way more than monochrome ever could.

Get the look: Sea ($166); Longchamp ($660)