Emma Watson in J. Brand in New York City

Posted on August 19, 2013

Emma’s pulling off the trick of wearing three distinctly chic items and coming out looking a right frump. But an adorable frump.


Emma Watson seen leaving an office building in New York City.

J Brand Ready-to-Wear Gwyneth Dress. Out of Print The Great Gatsby Sweatshirt. K. Jacques Papyrus Ankle-Strap Thong Sandal.

We’re not hating; she’s on the street doing her thing, so she’s free to go for comfort or just pairing up things she feels like wearing even if they don’t really go together. We love the sweatshirt, love the dress, love the sandals. We think they look horrible all together like that. Any two of these things can go together, but not all three.

Still, like we said, she’s doing her thing. It’s cute. Like she made comfort clothes out of high-end items.



[Photo Credit: Felipe Ramales,PacificCoastNews, outofprintclothing.com, shopbop.com, bergdorfgoodman.com]

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  • gabbilevy

    I would like that sweater now kthxbai.

    • majorbedhead

      I think they sell something similar at Barnes & Noble.

      • Bridget Smith

        I think they sell THAT at B&N. Out of Print makes the sweatshirts & t-shirts & totebags with classic book covers that you can see in lots of bookstores.

    • Bridget Smith

      Check out the Out of Print website: their designs are GORGEOUS, and the only reason I haven’t bought any is because a) I can’t narrow it down, and b) I’m not sure I’m willing to spend $28 on a casual weekend item (though, maybe some could go to work, with a pencil skirt…)

      • gabbilevy

        WAIT. These items are for sale at normal human prices?! There goes my paycheck.

        • Bridget Smith

          Sorry! (Not sorry.)

  • flamingoNW

    Maybe she borrowed the sweater?

  • Kate Andrews

    I have a Clockwork Orange T-shirt from the same people. Love the Gatsby sweatshirt!

  • Maybe she’s just taking care of a bunch of contract obligations all at one time. lol

  • kimmeister

    The only thing I would wear would be the sweatshirt, and that wouldn’t be in public. At least the price isn’t a 3-digit number like for the other 2 items.

  • Qitkat

    Now we would be praising ZM if she attempted this ;-p

    • MilaXX

      It’d be a step up for her, but then again ZM’s hair would be matted, she’d need a pedicure, her brows would be ungroomed and she’d be wearing ALL the rings.

      • Qitkat

        HA! You got me there.

  • MilaXX

    College student realness. I’m pretty sure I rolled out of bed to class in cheaper versions of that.

    • Just Me

      Pretty much, except I think I wore white leggings instead of the dress. She looks like an NYU college student, in a good way.

  • sweetlilvoice

    I wonder if the office building was just freezing? I wish my office’s AC was that strong.

    • littlemac8

      That was my thought, too. I think I saw more pictures on the Fug Girls and it looked like she added the sweatshirt inside. Summer empathy! I’m often freezing in the summer.

  • Calinda_L

    Her nails look nice.

  • Shawn EH

    If I had something called a “Gwyneth dress,” I’d try to cover it up, too.

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    • Lilyana_F

      Oh snap! I love it 😀

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    If I looked like this I would not leave my apartment until I changed my clothes. That “sweater” looks more like a sweatshirt, the dress is kinda cool, but shapeless, I love the sandals (but they lack support).

    • sagecreek

      She’s a baby girl, she doesn’t need support in her sandals yet 🙂

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        You’re right. Oh, it’s been a long time since I bought a pair of shoes just for how they look.

        • formerlyAnon

          Feelin’ ya there.

    • kimmeister

      It’s interesting how the sandals basically cover the same amount of foot as a flip flop, and yet no one seems to be decrying their use on dirty NYC streets.

      • alyce1213

        It’s not necessarily foot coverage, it’s a matter of taste, style and appropriateness.
        Wearing flip flops is equivalent to wearing a rubber band on your wrist and calling it a bracelet.

        • Jacqueline Wessel

          I’m a New Yorker, albeit a transplant, and for me it is about coverage. I wear sandals on the streets but I have to have a thick sole and an ankle strap to make sure they stay on, and band that goes across the whole foot thereby containing the toes so one doesn’t slip off the sole and touch the subway floor. And after all that they have to look nice too!

  • saintebeuve

    So we’re calling sweatshirts sweaters now?

  • StellaZafella

    Gee, I understand if you don’t have anything lower end Emma…I think I envy you just a little if this was what was on the floor and you just tossed it on to run out the door.

  • Eric Stott

    Cute sweatshirt, but it kills that dress dead. Go back and put on a pair of skinny slacks.

  • sagecreek

    Good for her! Some days you just don’t care.

  • VioletFem

    Must be laundry day.

  • NBG

    I have nothing to say about the outfit but I am impressed by the epic amount of shade she is throwing those paps. Combined with the hand gesture, she is fitting into NYC just fine.

  • justineyy

    This may be the only time I will see something I OWN on this blog 🙂 that Gatsby sweatshirt is affordable and the COMFIEST thing ever!

  • saintebeuve

    Apologies if I offended, gentlemen – the sweater/sweatshirt comment was meant in jest! I have the Gatsby tee myself.

  • WittyCism

    Ugh, sweater-is-back Fashion Trend! Hives may break out as I have flashes of the ’80s: sweater… with high hair… with mom jeans… sneakers…

    • kimmeister

      At least she doesn’t have a turtleneck underneath (or a dickey!).

      • formerlyAnon

        Yet. It’s August.

  • JauntyJohn

    When you’ve been an international celebrity since you were ten years old this is what you find on the floor of your bedroom and on the back of that one chair you keep piling clothes on until the chair almost tips over.
    Adorbs errand running chic non-attitude, non-ironic (bonus points) developing-a-serious-career gal outfit.

  • mhleta

    Here’s my guess. She goes out for a meeting looking cute as hell in the dress and the shoes, forgets to throw a sweater in her purse, gets to the meeting (probably with an industry exec) realizes the building was as cold as a meat locker. Industry exec has boxes of Gatsby sweatshirts lying around, takes pity on her and gives her a sweatshirt to keep. New sweat shirts being the soft and wonderful things that they are, she probably just didn’t feel like taking it off.

  • CommentsByKatie

    Just realized Emma would have made an amazing Daisy. Fragile looking, kind of overacty most of the time, something magical and unexplainable about her. Ugh. Missed opportunity.

    • formerlyAnon

      Most of the casting in that movie was a missed opportunity, IMO.

      • Nondescript

        Really, not just the casting.

        Okay, mostly the casting.

  • Monabel

    How can one use sweatshirt in the same sentence as chic?

  • Imasewsure

    Love the pieces but I’m still not giving her a pass.

  • GillianHolroyd

    A sweatshirt with a graphic on it? No thanks.

  • librarygrrl64

    In what world is that sweatshirt “chic?”

  • formerlyAnon

    I’ll be a fan of the dress and sandals. The sweatshirt is a sweatshirt, albeit in a pretty color. (perhaps I am jaundiced because as far as I’m concerned the best things about he Great Gatsby are the young Sam Waterston in the ’70s movie version (way swoonier than Redford, IMO) and the real life, tragic story of Fitzgerald’s real wife Zelda.)

    • Nondescript

      Yeah, I’m not sure it’s possible for a sweatshirt to be chic. However, if she’d worn it with a pair of jeans it would have my blessing (which, obviously, she totally needs) as perfectly acceptable comfort-wear.

  • Jacquelyn

    I NEED that sweater

  • thecitysleeps

    I’m thinking she got cold and put on the sweatshirt at a secondary moment.

  • Constant Reader

    I just can’t think of a sweatshirt, particularly one with a logo on it (even if that logo is of a classic book that has recently been made into a movie) as chic. I know we are being told that they — and those awful embellished Becky Home-Ecky looking sweaters — are the latest thing, but I just can’t with them.

  • Judy_J

    I wish that sweatshirt lived at my house.

  • Mazenderan

    Meh – I hate all three items individually and collectively.

  • putacorkinit

    Is she wearing any make-up at all?

  • guest2visits

    This is too much similar to a 6th grade sleepover. Running around the yard in a nighty and a sweatshirt.