Fall may conjure thoughts of neutral colors and falling leaves, but yesterday in New York, Amal Clooney made the case for a more vibrant autumn wardrobe. Spotted en route to the United Nations General Assembly, Clooney wore lime separates from Burberry’s Fall 2019 show; dubbed “Tempest,” the collection dove into political territory with references to climate change and Union Jack flags adorning its statement streetwear. Never one to go casual, Clooney gravitates towards polished pieces with an office appropriate vibe—and her brightly colored pencil skirt and overcoat reflected both the sophisticated look she’s become known for, as well as her high powered career as a human rights lawyer.
The beauty of Clooney’s look lies in its simplicity. When the shapes are classic, and the details understated, a bold color choice doesn’t necessarily seem showy; verdant green is just as valid as taupe, rust, or any of the other shades traditionally associated with the fall season. Complimented by patent square-toed pumps, a Dior Bar tote, and tortoise shell sunglasses, the look was as confident and refined as we’ve come to expect from the Clooney.