Leave It To Amal To Make Distressed Jeans Impossibly Ladylike

Have you ever looked into your overflowing closet for something — anything — to wear, only to come up short? Of course you have. Fortunately, there's an easy solve, and it comes courtesy of Amal Clooney. Since she's basically a problem-solver by profession (who frequently deals with much more serious problems than having nothing to wear), you should pay attention.

Building your outfit around a pair of statement shoes is a no-brainer way to get dressed. Clooney's snakeskin horsebit Gucci boots are such showstoppers, they don't need much else. She cleverly dressed them down with super-distressed jeans, then played off the colors of her footwear with a camel chain-trim sweater and off-white leather jacket. Her eponymous tote by Ballin — in the same rich tan hue as her shoes — is a particularly stylish finishing touch. And, best of all, you can steal the look even if you don’t have a purse named after you.   
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Photo: Felipe Ramales/Splash News.
Amal Clooney was photographed in New York City in distressed Citizens of Humanity jeans, a J Brand jacket, and Gucci horsebit boots — you know, totally run-of-the-mill errand-running attire.
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Amal’s J Brand jacket sold out immediately (of course), but this gray leather moto looks just as luxe.
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The magic of an embellished-neckline sweater is that you can skip jewelry and still look like a million bucks.
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Paired with ladylike separates, distressed jeans become positively sophisticated.
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The horsebit accent is all Gucci heritage, but the combo of snake and smooth leather is so 2015.
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You can’t be Amal, but at least you can carry her namesake purse.

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