Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Celebrity Inspired: Emma Watson in Tartan Punk

Celebrity Inspired: Emma Watson in Tartan Punk

The LBD, or little black dress, has been synonymous with glamour and sophistication throughout fashion history. And while I am a huge fan of black cocktail attire, it can quickly become repetitive. Thinking outside the raven box, Emma Watson stuns in this McQ dress, which is devastingly gorgeous and infuriatingly unattainable. To achieve a similar look, keep one principle in mind- the red carpet is a spring board for real life fashion. If you break down Watson's outfit, what are the major elements? Plaid, leather, and tough girl accessories are the main components of this ensemble- and all are easily incorporated into an existing wardrobe and easily found at low and high-end stores. The two dresses above will mimic Watson's get-up, but to achieve volume for her fun party look, try adding a petticoat-style skirt underneath (while this perfectly suits Watson's boyish figure by adding definition at the waist, it would also work to balance out a large-busted gal and would complement pear-shaped ladies). Here Watson chose a pointed toe black pump, which adds miles to her legs and toughens up the cupcake style of her dress. While plain black pairs nicely with the plaid, feel free to play with textures and added touches (love those ubiquitous Sam Edelman studded pumps). Each part of the look would work fabulously on its own (Pointed heels with black skinny jeans? To DIE for! A Leather jacket over a floral spring dress is a fantastic transitional option to stretch your wardrobe!), but if you have the courage (and the occasion) to wear these pieces together, you will stand out in the sea of black sheaths in this youthful and modern look. 

Miss Selfridge biker jacket, $135
TopShop leather biker jacket, $300
Manoush petticoat skirt, $530
Gail Berry Petticoat skirt, $210
Motel Remember the Tartans Dress, $90
Bourne black high heels, $270
Sam Edelman black high heels, $225
Kelsi Dagger black high heels, $120


  1. LOVE plaid ... is it Alexander McQueen? Oh wait never mind .. i see that you say that it is. HEHE. Very fierce.

  2. I love Emma Watson fashion and style. I love her all fashion and dress up. Lovely leather jacket and shoes. I love the jacket very much. Really appreciable and preferable collection. I love this blog as it brings new and updated fashion in font of us.