The world watched Emma Watson grow up on the silver screen as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, for which, at age 11, she made her red carpet debut wearing a full-length grey denim dress, a purple feather boa, lavender python boots, and a metallic gold clutch.

Over the years, the British actress, model, activist and academic has quietly become a formidable style icon, using fashion as a means of solidarity for the #timesup movement, as advocacy for gender equality, as well as a channel to champion sustainable, ethical design (she even collaborated with fair-trade fashion label People Tree and Alberta Ferretti to design collections). For her graceful style and beauty, Watson became a strong favourite of renowned fashion houses, including Christopher Bailey who enlisted her for her first Burberry campaign in 2009, and Karl Lagerfeld as a Chanel ambassador.

Today, with the hand of celebrity stylist Recebba Corbin-Murray, Watsons’s style profile is a mix of effortlessly polished suiting codes, romantic, flowing gowns, sharp necklines and flirty exposed backs. Browse the gallery above for our favourite outfits from Emma Watsons’s style file.