You know the drill: Every time holiday season rolls around, people feel the need to bust out their sparkliest minidresses and best jewel-tone velvets. We love these looks, too, but they're far from the only options—you can still be party-ready even if your outfit doesn't scream festive. Just take pointers from Amal Clooney if you'd rather show up looking timelessly chic with no holiday clichés in sight.
Photographed in New York City, Clooney wore a long wool coat and matching maxi dress along with an Alexander McQueen bag and Givenchy pumps. While head-to-toe gray doesn't sound exciting, Clooney managed to make it look ridiculously stylish by choosing sleek, well-tailored pieces. Scroll down to see Clooney's new look and shop the gray trend for yourself. You might even be convinced to retire your favorite LBD for a few months.