If we had to sum up Amal Clooney‘s style in one word, it’d be perfection. Her red-carpet looks are always flawless (no gown needed), her street style is impeccable, and her date-night looks are just as glamorous and timeless. TBH, I’m still obsessing over the outfits that she wore to all of her pre-wedding events back in 2014. And her office style: just as fabulous, whether she’s heading to court or running to a luncheon.
So before we hit re-fresh on our fall work wardrobe, let’s take notes from Clooney and discover some clever ways to make that black pantsuit feel like new again and how to jazz up those office-ready dresses below.
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Add Bold Prints
Upgrade classic silhouettes — like a pencil skirt with bold prints ($60; macys.com). Follow Clooney’s lead and stick to a darker color palette that feels on-season for fall.
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Find the Perfect Fit
Make sure your pants are the perfect length by investing in trousers made specifically for you. Petites will love New York and Company’s fitted work pants ($35; nyandcompany.com). Tall ladies grab a pair from ASOS Tall collection ($32; asos.com). And Lane Bryant’s a plus-size favorite ($60; lanebryant.com).
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Find a Carry-Everything Bag
Amal Clooney’s work style always includes a large bag that can hold all of her essentials. One of her favorites is from Michael Kor’s Bancroft collection and a few colors are on sale right now ($401; michaelkors.com).
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Skip the Button-Down Blouses
Stop relying so much on those button-down blouses. A soft turtleneck ($22; everlane.com) will also work wonders underneath that pinstripe suit.
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Re-Think Your Go-To Shoes
You already know those black pumps will match everything in your closet, but don’t forget that a great pair of python print heels ($150; zappos.com) are just as versatile.
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Pay Attention to the Details
Upgrade your blazers by adding one to your closet with unexpected details — like velvet fabric ($265; neimanmarcus.com) or even fun fringe.
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Invest in Classic Prints
Sure, leopard print is a huge fall trend. But it honestly never goes out of style. So add a few dresses ($330; farfetch.com) — like Amal’s — to your work wardrobe.
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Add a Pop of Color
Black and whites are always a no-brainer. But don’t forget to add an exciting touch with a hint of color. You can tie a skinny scarf ($20; freepeople.com) around your neck to easily copy Clooney’s look.
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Don’t Be Afraid to Match
Forget that old rule that says matchy matchy is a bad thing. A coordinating suit makes getting dressed that much easier. Plus, you can always mix and match a perfect tweed skirt ($129; intermix.com).