She Leads, You Follow: Amal Clooney

There are very few people that can make headlines just for going to work. But Amal Clooney is one of the few people that can. EOnline reported this morning that Mrs. Clooney was spotted at the Supreme Court in London “to challenge a 2008 ruling which forced residents of the Chagos Islands to leave their native lands.” And naturally, she showed up in style.

Clooney appeared before the court in a tan and black polka-dot dress, complete with pockets at the hip that created a faux peplum. She completed her ensemble with her standard Dior work bag (which we profiled in a Take Her Look [For Less] here), black pointy-toe pumps and black Prada sunglasses.

We can’t get enough of Amal Clooney’s timeless style, so if you love her look and want to inject your wardrobe with a shot of Amal’s classic elegance, keep these tips in mind the next time you go shopping:

  1. Try a classic print – Polka dots are a print that will never go out of style, so you will not only look fashionable, but you will also get a lot of wear out of these pieces. This means you can spend a little more on a well-made, well-fitting polka dot dress, blouse or skirt so it will last for years to come.
  2. It’s all about the fit – Fit is everything, and as we can see with Clooney’s dress, it is perfectly tailored to her body. Making sure that your clothes fit properly is the first step to achieving a classic style, so pay attention to where the shoulder seams sit, as well as where the waist of the dress falls in relation to your natural waist; if the seams are off even slightly, it can distort the proportions of your body. With Clooney’s dress, the shoulder seams sit right at the top of her shoulder as they should, and the waist falls right in her natural waistline, allowing the faux-peplum to do its job and create a curve at the hip.
  3. Classic breeds classic – Amal Clooney styled her classic dress with classic accessories: black pumps, a black bag and black sunglasses. When attempting a more timeless look, be sure to pair it with equally timeless accessories; adding more trendy pieces (say spikes with polka dots) would create a weird dissonance, making the look seem fragmented instead of unified. So take Clooney’s lead and pair your polka-dot pieces with other classic items like black pumps, pearls  and dainty jewelry.
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