5 Classic Basics Amal Clooney Leaned Into in Her 40s

Amal Clooney style staples


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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 vacationing 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 only leaned further into these classic pieces post 40—we've noticed six of these items that have become Amal Clooney style staples. 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


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On Amal Clooney: Givenchy Sunglasses, Zac Posen Cropped Jacket, Zac Posen Bonded Crepe Fitted Sheath Dress ($1490), Michael Kors Large Bancroft Pebbled Calf Leather Satchel $745), Jimmy Choo Imogen Pumps

Let's start with the most important: shoes. Clooney has a well-edited selection of footwear but consistently prioritizes 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.

Amal Clooney sheath dresses


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On Amal Clooney: Oscar de la Renta Trompe L'oeil Short-Sleeve Popover Sheath Dress ($2290); Maxior Brincos Earrings; Michael Kors Large Bancroft Pebbled Calf Leather Satchel ($745), Jimmy Choo Imogen Pumps 

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

Structured Handbags

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On Amal Clooney: Giambattista Valli fitted blazer and pants; Vanleles Round Diamond Earrings; Burberry Trench Coat; Dior Bar Bag

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

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On Amal Clooney: Michael Kors Fall 2018 trench coat; Emilia Wickstead Pre-Fall 2018 dress; Dior Bar Bag; Petar Petrov Siri Patent-Leather Slingback Pumps ($730); Zanzan Ortolan Sunglasses

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

Amal Clooney sunglasses


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On Amal Clooney: Salvatore Ferragamo Giglio Pumps; Alexander McQueen checkered trousers; Dior Bar Bag

Tiny sunglasses who? Clooney proves that though eyewear trends may come and go, oversize 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 favorite retailers.