Amal Clooney is the textbook definition of class. Her inspiring work as an activist and lawyer compounded by radiant beauty and imitable taste in fashion is what makes her such an appealing figure worth keeping tabs on. Her wardrobe can best be summed up in two words: classic and polished. Her femininity isn't defined by traditional qualifiers like dainty embellishments or soft colors but rather emboldened palettes and silhouettes that make her the powerful presence that she is. Her footwear choices, in particular, are especially enticing because although they tend to stick to neutrals in classic shoe shapes, they all illustrate the clear message that she knows what she wants and what she likes.
To prove our point, we rounded up a few of her recent standout shoe moments, from warm-weather holidays to red carpet appearances alongside husband George Clooney. While her mainstays include designers like Jimmy Choo and Gianvito Rossi, we're strong believers that dressing like a powerful, intelligent woman doesn't always have to equate to expensive purchases. So don't miss our under-$100 finds to build out your own classic Amal Clooney–inspired shoe wardrobe.
Clooney accessorizes a little white dress with a large-brim hat and beige suede sandals. The look feels slightly retro but wearable and classic.
Whether it's a black-tie wedding, charity gala, or something in between, if you've got a particularly swanky scenario you're attending, a pair of sleek black pumps like Clooney's are always a smart idea.