Emma Watson's Shoes Are The Trick To Make A Summery Dress Work For Fall

While she may be best known for playing Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" franchise, Emma Watson has been an unstoppable force of nature in the years since. The Paris-born star has continued acting in movies such as "Little Women" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," graduated from Brown University, and has even served as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador since 2014. While she has spent more than a decade away from Hogwarts, Watson has never been the same since the series wrapped and still has a special place in her heart for the wizarding world. When the entire "Harry Potter" cast returned for a 20-year reunion with HBO Max, Watson described the experience as being "like heaven, honestly" (via Vogue). 

As if she needed another accolade to add to her impressive resume, Watson is also an unofficial style icon. Known for her classic and elegant sartorial choices, the actress has been both an ambassador for Lancôme and a model for Burberry (via Stylist). While she's had many memorable looks over the years, Watson recently made headlines for an outfit she wore on a trip to Venice, Italy.

The Harry Potter star's midi dress and black loafers look is chic and timeless

Creating the perfect transitional look between seasons can take time and effort. What do you wear when it's October or November, but it still feels like summer? When in doubt, you can always turn to fashionista Emma Watson for inspiration. On a trip to Italy with her alleged beaux, Brandon Green, the "Beauty and the Beast" star was captured wearing a floral midi dress from Reformation paired with chunky loafers and black socks, as noted by Who What Wear. The lightweight dress probably made the summer heat bearable, but the dark loafers and socks made it the perfect transitional outfit for fall.

Aside from a summer dress and black socks, all you need to recreate Watson's look is a pair of black loafers. Watson's shoes are the Chocolate Loafers from Prada, and with a $1,150 price tag, they might be slightly outside your budget. Thankfully, there are lots of affordable dupes out there. If you want to invest in a pair, you can't go wrong with the Cosmo 2.0 Loafer from Vagabond. Like the Chocolate Loafers from Prada, Vagabond's offering is sleek and simple but still makes a statement with its chunky sole. The Trailblazer Corn loafers from Alohas are also a great Prada Loafer look-alike to invest in. 

If you're trying not to break the bank, budget-friendly yet chic options are available at ASOS and M&S for under $40. 

Doing good is more important to Emma Watson than dressing well

While Emma Watson's style has continued to evolve over the years, one aspect of fashion has always remained constant for the English actress. The "Bling Ring" star is committed to sustainable fashion and wearing clothing that positively impacts the planet (looking good is just a bonus). In some of her looks from her weekend trip to Venice, the actress wore dresses from Reformation (via Who What Wear and People). This Los Angeles-based company is one of the pioneering sustainable fashion brands and is also carbon neutral. According to Forbes, Reformation has committed to being fully climate positive by 2025.

One of Watson's most famous environmental fashion choices is from the 2015 Meta Gala. The actress wore a black and white trouser dress from Calvin Klein made entirely from recycled plastic bottles (via Harper's Bazaar). "Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet," Watson wrote on her Facebook page. "Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the Met Gala proves the power that creativity, technology, and fashion have by working together."