For somebody so busy, it’s no surprise that Emma likes to keep her wardrobe casual. Classic shapes and muted tones feature regularly, with an emphasis on staple separates that work as hard as their wearer does. Luckily for us, this makes her looks the perfect inspiration to recreate on a budget.
It’s hard to know where to start when collating Emma Watson’s accolades.
We saw her grow up as Hermione but in adulthood, she has truly flourished—studying at Brown University, campaigning for women’s rights as a UN ambassador and taking on the iconic role of Belle in the live-action remake of Beauty & The Beast. Here's how to master her style.
Style as old as time
We all know Belle’s classic yellow dress, but it might be a little on the fancy side to don for a summer party or upcoming wedding.
That said, Emma’s version of the iconic frock showed her off as every inch the starlet at a reading of Beauty & The Beast for the New York Film Society for Kids.
Her Christian Dior Couture gown may be a little out of most budgets, but Jill Stuart’s version for House Of Fraser offers the same effect for £350. Finish off with delicate metallic accessories (choker £14.99 and bracelets £5.99, both from New Look) and a shoe for a touch of Princess-worthy height (Marks & Spencer, £35).
Emma is a big fan of longer lines and full coverage when it comes to her public looks, but demure doesn’t have to mean dull. A silk shirt (Jigsaw, £98) tucked into a long skirt (Reiss, £95) is a great alternative for a smart occasion, dressed down with a touch of casual in the rolled up sleeves and open neck if necessary.
This look is all about subtle elegance—twisted braids and a dash of red lipstick (‘Starry-eyed’ by Rimmel, £4.99) scream French chateau-chic without great swathes of effort.
A bag from Boohoo (£18) and ASOS belt (£22) mimic Emma’s look and provide key investments that will work with most wardrobes.
Pretty in pink
Pink remains a key colour for the spring season, but it can be difficult to sport the hue without appearing overly girlish or twee.
Take a note from Ms Watson’s book with a simple, twisted-front top—the shaping around the waist is flattering for most body shapes, emphasising and creating curves.
Our Topshop pick (£28) is just one of the styles currently available on the high street.
Cigarette trousers (Boden, £35) and basic black heels (Monsoon, £36) complete the look while allowing the pop of colour to speak for itself.
Emma knows that every wardrobe needs a leather jacket, and her brown version provides a more spring-friendly alternative to the usual black.
Mango sells a very similar style for £119, as well as a pair of flats (£19.99) barely distinguishable her own.
Monki jeans (£40) provide this season's perfect just-above-the-ankle fit. To add a little more SS17 to the look, we love this ruffle blouse from andotherstories (£35) as a fun take on the wardrobe staple.
Grungy style is the perfect go-to for a cosy weekend or brunch with friends—the beauty of monochrome dressing is that everything matches! Emma’s culottes are practical and flattering whatever the season—snap up your own at Warehouse for just £36.
A check shirt from Jack Wills (£22.95) fits the bill—size up for the slouchy effect. We recommend sandals from Saltwater (£65) for comfort and durability without compromising on style—their iconic black style helps modernise the look.
Finish off with stackable rings (American Eagle Outfitters, £7.50) or bracelets to add a touch of colour and personality, perfect for the arty, bohemian vibe that this look recalls.
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