The One Accessory Both Amal Clooney and Kate Middleton Wear on Repeat

It's incredibly versatile.

Amal Clooney wearing drop earrings
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Although we encourage experimentation and trying new trends, there’s something to be said for having a signature style. Kate Middleton and Amal Clooney, for example, like what they like. The royal is famous for re-wearing her favorite outfits and breaking out polished dresses or coats for appearances. The human rights lawyer is a bit more adventurous when it comes to her clothing, but leans toward the color red and loves matching sets. And both women have the same go-to accessory: drop earrings.

Looking back at some of Middleton and Clooney's most iconic looks, we realized that they wear this particular earring style on repeat. They might switch up the specific pair, they might go smaller in size or opt to make a statement, but more often than not, they prefer drops over simple studs or trendy hoops. We're not sure why that's the case — perhaps they feel like these earrings are more classic or elegant — but it's worth taking a look at how they style them as you likely have a pair of your own hidden away in your jewelry box.

Keep scrolling for our favorite drop earring looks, courtesy of Amal Clooney and Kate Middleton.

Dripping in Diamonds

Kate Middleton in a car wearing elegant diamond earrings
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Not only are diamond's a girl's best friend, but apparently, they're also royalty's. Here, Kate Middleton shines bright dripping in diamonds. From Princess Diana's favorite tiara to her bejeweled drop earrings, this is elegance at its finest.

All-Over Shimmer

Amal Clooney wearing shimmery drop earrings that match her dress
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There's no doubt that Amal Clooney's most fashionable moments are well thought out. This shimmery bodice makes a statement on its own, but the addition of sparkly drop earrings is what pulls this look together.

A Classic Statement

Kate Middleton wearing pearl drop earrings with a polka-dotted dress
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The royal has been known to use this earring style to complete her classic looks. We love how the pearls of her drop earrings seem to echo throughout her polka dot dress.


Amal Clooney wearing an all-red outfit and drop earrings

Unlike subtle stud earrings which can get lost under long hair, drop earrings will always make their presence known. Wear them to work, like Clooney here, and even out afterward. This is one accessory that can adapt to any mood or occasion.

Less Is More

Kate Middleton wearing small drop earrings with a black sweater and jacket
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Middle's go-tos are smaller, simple options. And against her all-black number, they totally stand out, not to mention, add a touch of elegance to a more casual style.

Metallic Monochrome

Amal Clooney wearing big silver drop earrings and silver separates with a fur coat
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For Clooney, it's go big or go home. Her metallic take on the monochromatic look feels fun and refreshing.

Wedding Day-Appropriate

Kate Middleton wearing drop earrings on her wedding day
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Looking for jewelry to complete your wedding day look? Then look no further than royal bride Kate Middleton. Drop earrings are timeless, classy, and make the perfect wedding-day accessory, we might add.

Mixed Materials

Amal Clooney wearing big drop earrings and sunglasses
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The human rights lawyer also wore a pair during her wedding weekend. Their gold wire design with pearl detail elevate any outfit.

A Pop of Color I

Kate Middleton wearing green drop earrings and a white eyelet embroidery shirt
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Sometimes, the duchess uses this accessory to add a pop of color to a neutral look — like this white floral eyelet top, for instance.

A Pop of Color II

Amal Clooney wearing shimmery deep violet drop earrings
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Clooney has tried this trick, too. Shimmery, deep violet earrings add a note of interest to an otherwise simple black outfit.

Bejeweled and Diamond-Encrusted

Kate Middleton wearing a powder blue peacoat with drop earrings
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We don't often consider how our jewelry would pair with outerwear, but with diamond drop earrings, we don't have to. This classic accessory goes with any and all outfits, powder blue peacoat included.

Dusty Pastels

Amal Clooney wearing a lavender dress with pastel-colored drop earrings
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Like Clooney, we love a color theme. And this pastel palette has us believing that spring is in the air. It's minimalist but with a whimsical twist.

Something Extra

Kate Middleton wearing a turquoise blazer and hat with feathers, plus drop earrings
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You might not think that a turquoise blazer and matching hat with plumage needs jewelry, but that's where you'd be wrong. No matter what Middleton has on, her drop earrings add a little something extra.

Up a Notch

Amal Clooney wearing a jumpsuit and drop earrings
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The neutral jumpsuit is essential to any wardrobe. It's an OOTD that requires little to no planning. Amal Clooney dresses hers up with gorgeous drop earrings.

A Favorite Pair

Kate Middleton wearing round drop earrings and a houndstooth jacket
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Middleton has a few favorite earrings, such as this pair from Mappin & Webb, which she wears with a belted houndstooth coat. In case this look is a bit too conservative for your taste, consider Jessica Biel's rendition.

Simple Yet Stunning

Amal Clooney wearing drop earrings and a white turtleneck and pinstriped blazer
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Clooney tends to favor large earrings, but when she does decide to switch it up, we take notice. These small bejeweled droplets are simple, yet stunning.

Diamond Hoops

Kate Middleton wearing a black lace dress and diamond drop hoop earrings alongside Prince William
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What happens when drop earrings combine with hoops? Why, these gorgeous hoop drop earrings, of course. Throw in some diamonds and style with a black lace dress and you've got yourself the ultimate formalwear formula.

Classic Gold Hoops

Amal Clooney wearing a red dress, black overcoat, and drop hoop earrings
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Clooney also owns the hoop drop look. These golden earrings are an everyday accessory that anyone can — and should — pull off.

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