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5 Work Wardrobe Basics Every Woman Needs, According To Amal Clooney


It's no secret that when you look good, you feel good. That said, putting style first while remaining office-appropriate isn't the easiest skill to master, but Amal Clooney is here to prove it's 100 percent possible. One look at Clooney's lineup of work wardrobe basics will convince you to introduce a few statement pieces into your closet — and stat.

The international human rights lawyer is a bonafide pro at serving tasteful, timeless looks infused with modern-day trends, with hundreds of noteworthy outfits under her belt. Thanks to the extensive amount of street-style looks showcasing Clooney's feminine but powerful style, The Zoe Report took notes and rounded up five work wardrobe basics every professional woman needs. Ahead, the work-ready essentials worth adding to your cart immediately, all of which will help you look and feel your best in the boardroom and beyond.

Statement Pants

Clooney proves time and time again that sleek, tailored trousers can be the focal point in any outfit (she even opted for pants at the 2018 Met Gala). Even while off the red carpet, the 40-year-old constantly gravitates towards head-turning pants, from flared silhouettes to bold patterns. These cropped, tailored gingham trousers are a stellar option for the office, and will look great paired with a sleek pump.

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Arabella Gingham Trousers



Even though gingham is super in right now, the print never really goes out of style. This tailored silhouette is the perfect modern twist on a classic pattern.

Flowy Checked Trousers



The contrasting print on the hem of these flowy pants adds a special touch to the traditional silhouette.

Checked Wool-Blend Flared Pants



Pair these wool-blend pants with the matching blazer for an elevated look, or dress them down with a chic cashmere sweater and boots.

Little Red Dress

There's no easier way to turn heads than by wearing red, and the bold hue is one of Clooney's favorites. Even though RBDs are usually associated with date night or a night on the town, there are plenty of office-appropriate versions as well. Get ready to command attention at work, the Clooney way.

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Mini Dress With Bow



The pleated cuffs and neck bow on this fire-red mini dress have Clooney written all over them, and the affordable price tag is a welcomed surprise.

Kat Dress



From its pointed collar to the lace-up cuffs, this '70s-inspired wrap dress has details to smile about. Pair with simple black heels and let the midi slit steal the show.

Ruffled Cady Dress


Miu Miu

Lean into Clooney's romantic, feminine sensibilities with this flouncy mini dress with ruffled detailing, then pair with black ankle boots for an unexpected touch of edge.

Modern Skirt Suit

The '80s are back, and that includes iconic, attention-grabbing skirt suits, which Clooney is no stranger to. The attorney and mother of two has been known to don power suits in a number of shades, resulting in endless inspiration for how to bring the retro trend into the modern-day style sphere. Luckily, the options are abounding.

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Frayed Checked Wool-Blend Tweed Mini Skirt


Thom Browne

This two-piece checked set with frayed hems is not your mother's skirt suit, and will look so 2019 paired with sleek white sneakers.

Two-Piece Double Breasted Blazer In Pink Check



Shake up your office-ready wardrobe with this baby-pink number that says you mean business.

Textured Weave Blazer With Trim



This classic, affordable set includes two things an Amal-Inspired wardrobe isn't complete without: tweed and plaid.

Wear-With-Everything Coat

Nothing elevates a simple workday outfit like a good coat, and Clooney knows a thing or two about stylish outwear. Whether reaching for a colorful trench or a classic camel coat, the lawyer doesn't let cold weather affect her ability to serve looks. Get ready to nail down that perfect everyday coat to pair with whatever, whenever.

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Cassidy Coat



This wool- and cashmere-blend coat is the definition of timeless. Consider this the versatile piece that makes walking out the door quicker and easier than ever.

Boiled Wool Wrap Coat



Bundle up this winter with this ultra-warm belted coat, which features a robe-like silhouette that's both classic and cozy.

Middlebury Coat



This double-breasted number is versatile enough to wear repeatedly but cool enough for onlookers to take note, thanks to its chic houndstooth pattern.

Structured Tote

Every professional wardrobe requires a quality tote — one that will fit beauty essentials for a mid-day touch-up, as well as your Moleskine notebook. Clooney regularly rocks structured, leather bags, and now it's your turn to take your pick from some of the most stylish options on the market.

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Triangle Tote in Flamma


Mansur Gavriel

A great way to add extra punch to your look is through a brightly colored handbag, and the chic silhouette of this pick definitely won't hurt, either.

The Day Market Tote



Everlane offers quality leather goods at a fraction of the typical price, and this smart, simple tote comes in a number of shades.

Croco Tote



This croc-effect tote is travel-friendly and large enough to hold your laptop.