Street style heavyweights like Meghan Markle and Jennifer Lopez are obvious outfit crushes for the masses, but sometimes a ridiculously good dresser slips through the cracks, flying under the radar with an endless roster of inspirational, everyday looks. Emma Roberts is a prime example, and if you’ve been sleeping on the underrated style star, one quick web search confirms the actor’s special skill at flawlessly merging trendy pieces with reliable staples. The 29-year-old manages to wear riskier trends like puff sleeves and Western influences in the most approachable way—and with the most approachable brands, from Madewell to Reformation.
Even though the American Horror Story lead knows how to serve a red-carpet look, we’re more obsessed with Roberts’s L.A. looks, which are equal parts chill and polished. Maybe it runs in the family, because Julia Roberts, Emma’s aunt, has been shelling out iconic style for decades—but either way, we’re referring to her lengthy list of street style wins to inspire spring fashion update. If you’re also prepared to copy her entire closet, we pulled five of her best looks, below, and shopped them out for future outfit inspo. Luckily, everything she wears has a relaxed quality to it, which is fit for this unprecedented time when none of us are going literally anywhere.
Utility Suit + Crossbody Bag
We love a good boiler suit. We love a good box bag. And we really love this monochromatic look Emma Roberts wore for some shopping at a Los Angeles H&M. Unsurprisingly, this specific jumpsuit from Madewell is sold out, but the one from Urban Outfitters, below, will get the job done. If you’re not trying to spend a couple grand on a Louis Vuitton bag (same), shop this alternative cutie to complete the look.
Statement Sleeves + Straight-Leg Jeans
If you’re worried about voluminous sleeves’ reading too dramatic, tone down the romanticism with distressed denim. Emma’s floral Reformation top proved approachable and not too cutesy, thanks to frayed flared jeans and pointed-toe flats.
Leather Trench + Graphic Pants
The leather trench is truly the gift that keeps on giving—proving to have staying power year-round. Channel the ’90s with the waist-cinching jacket, then lean further into Matrix territory with a pair of graphic skinny pants and combat boots.
Floral Dress + Flats
What’s summertime without a floral-print sundress to drift through the warm breeze in? This high-neck midi dress with allover white flowers has us daydreaming about days to come when we can all be outside again. Wear it with a relaxed hair twist courtesy of the revived claw clip and a wooden bag for a seasonal touch.
Fringed Jacket + Animal Print
The Western trend isn’t the easiest thing to pull off, but Emma’s playful accessorizing with zebra-print sling-backs and a heart necklace makes her fringed suede jacket feel relatable and not too on-the-nose. Style yours with a baby tee and skinny jeans for your next Netflix social distancing party.