The Stylish Hero Item Amal Clooney Relies Upon

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We’re all familiar with those impeccably polished women with unwavering style. They’re never without a fresh blow out, hardly spotted in the same outfit twice and always have a stream of eye-catching accessories from jewels to shoes to handbags. We can all agree Amal Clooney is one of those women.

While always sophisticated, the human rights lawyer is anything but stuffy in the style department. In fact, she tends bold with many of her fashion choices. With an affinity for timeless silhouettes, she’s daring with color and print whether it’s via a vibrant shift dress, floral pump or embellished skirt.

As for her work wardrobe? Amal relies on a particular hero item for instant (and fashion-forward) polish: colorful handbags. From structured satchels to slouchy-sleek totes, she oscillates between frothy pastels and punchy primary hues, livening up all-white outfits or complementing equally vibrant ensembles. By opting for bags with clean lines and minimal adornment, the effect is refined as ever, but with a sartorial edge that makes every look stand out.

Here, we pulled together some of our favorite style moments from Amal in which she pulled off a colorful tote flawlessly. We also compiled an edit of five bright bags we know she’d approve of. From an under-$100 find to splurge-worthy spends, take a page out of Mrs. Clooney’s book and go bold with your bag.

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Beautifully Bold Bags

Casual Structured Tote

$89

Charles & Keith

Go for a color-block effect and pair this orange tote with a red shift dress and neutral pumps.

Mini Sac Tote Bag

$277

Aesther Ekme

Red is timeless. For a classic look, this minimal top-handle is a brilliant pop against an all-white outfit.

Hortensia Medium Color-Block Leather Shoulder Bag

$855

Wandler

Pale pink is a lovely offset to sandy leather, and in a unique shape, it brings a directional appeal to myriad ensembles. Right now, we’re for this style against a pastel micro-floral print.

Bancroft Large Calf Leather Satchel

$1,190

Michael Kors Collection

What to pair with a crisp white suit? How about this surf blue satchel?

Sunset Calf Piazza Bag

$3,500

Bottega Veneta

A ladylike silhouette, this sunshine yellow style is worth the investment.