5 Wardrobe Basics Amal Clooney Is Never Seen Without

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 holidaying 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 5 pieces in particular that she is never seen without. 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


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

Sheath Dresses


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

Oversized Sunglasses


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

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.