Emma Stone is a woman of the world, constantly traveling for films, press junkets, and other career commitments. While the actress has been splitting her time between coasts for a while now, her current gig starring as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, has her grounded in New York until early 2015. Her residence in the Big Apple has been brief, but you'd never know it by looking at Emma's no-fuss, practical wardrobe. Sensible booties, leather backpacks, oversized coats: Her closet is filled with staple pieces made for someone who has places to go, people to see, and songs to belt out on Broadway. Even if you're not headlining a hit musical or constantly being photographed on your morning coffee run, you can learn a thing or two from Emma's best city looks.
Cafe Cluny lunches, strolls through the West Village, nights at the theater — Emma's found her city haunts and settled into her Manhattan routine. Like her fellow city dwellers, she has to balance a demanding professional schedule, well-deserved leisure time, and the many intricacies of living in a large metropolis. Fortunately, she's perfected the formula for easy outfits that are put-together but adaptable to the unpredictable nature of city life. Ahead, take a stroll in Emma Stone's New York, and shop the items she can't get enough of.
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Living in the city, one gets used to juggling last minute plans. Drinks after work, spontaneous gallery-hopping, extended strolls along the river: We have to plan for any scenario, so our handbags are often overflowing with contingency essentials — just in case. Emma's solution to the city hoarder's problem? A leather backpack that feels very adult and holds everything you may need during a 15-hour day.
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It wasn't all press interviews and red carpets for Emma Stone while promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The movie's stars also gave back to the community in a series of daylong volunteer programs called Be Amazing Volunteer Day. At the New York installment, Stone kept her look clean and simple with a sweatshirt over a button-down and skinny jeans, to accommodate a wide array of activities, from reading to impromptu basketball games.
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It's tough to look good when you're caught in the rain. Yet, Emma pulls it off, contemplating whether she should cross a flooding intersection in her leather slip-ons. But, holding on to her umbrella and keeping her trusty tote close, she takes the leap.
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Emma went for an incognito look during an early summer stroll with the boyfriend, attempting to hide her fiery tresses under a floppy hat. But, her Rag & Bone coat definitely drew our attention — and just a little bit of envy. Worn over skinny jeans and a T-shirt on an early summer day, the boxy gray jacket dresses up Emma's casual date outfit.
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There's a reason why Emma falls back on leather backpacks for her day-to-day: The convenience of hands-free transport allows her to speed past fellow pedestrians (and the interloping slow-walker), knowing that her belongings are safely in tow.
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On Halloween, Stone was spotted grabbing coffee in a much chicer iteration of our fall uniform. Her cropped turtleneck aligns perfectly with the waistline of her boyfriend jeans — but, the bagginess of the look is polished by a sleek open coat and a shiny pair of loafers.
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Like a true urban resident, Stone is a serial type-and-walker. While her candid musings are still a mystery to us — the actress has managed to steer clear of social media — we can take a couple of style tips from her on-the-go ensemble. Her pleated-hem sweatshirt dress is casual enough for a busy day of errands, but can still be dressed up in case any last-minute meetings pop up. And, trusty ankle boots will make sure you don't trip on any uneven sidewalks, since your phone is probably consuming most of your attention.
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With the sunny days of summer far behind us, Emma swapped her brown backpack for a more seasonally-appropriate hue. Ever since she made her big debut as Sally Bowles on Broadway, Stone has been spotted with this soft leather bag from COS draped on her shoulder. The gray fits in seamlessly with her muted cold-weather wardrobe — and the brand proves Stone is up-to-date with the New York shopping scene.