Johnni Macke
Updated Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:34 am
"Harry Potter & The Cursed Child" - Press Preview - Arrivals
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Happy Birthday JK Rowling! The creator of all-things Harry Potter, including the new Broadway play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is officially 51 years old today and that’s not the only birthday in the HP universe… it’s also Harry Potter’s big day as well!

For all you wizard fans out there, you already know that the Boy Who Lived, would be 36 today, and that he’s always shared his special day with the books’ writer. This post however is all about Rowling and her amazing style. In honor of her bday, here’s all the times she gave us major #fashioninspo!

Hello, heels!

Rowling looked sophisticated and sexy when she hit the red carpet for the press preview of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London yesterday. Not only was her blue dress chic, but she wore beautiful jewels to match, including numerous rings and blue-stoned earrings. The best part of her look however, was her heels… they had butterfly wings on them!

"Harry Potter & The Cursed Child" - Press Preview - Arrivals
Credit: Luca Teuchmann/WireImage/Getty
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Empire state of mind

No British look is complete without a killer coat, and Rowling’s grey coat definitely fits that category. While ceremoniously lighting the the Empire State Building in 2015 to mark the launch of her non-profit organization in the US, she sported a grey on grey ensemble and it was SO chic. Plus, we are totally obsessed with her snakeskin-printed heels and chunky statement necklace.

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Golden goddess

In November 2013, the Harry Potter genius hosted a charity evening and was glowing in this gorgeous gold dress. She looked both simple and sophisticated in the shimmery frock — complete with gold accessories and red nails for a pop of color.

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Twinning with the Duchess of Cambridge

Rowling earns major bonus style points — and life points — for actually matching Kate Middleton’s polka dot dress while attending the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England in 2013. Twinning with a royal? Not too shabby!

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Floral envy

All eyes were on the author as she hit the red carpet for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in London wearing a show-stopping, full-length gown. Rowling rocked a green dress with pink flower detailing that was to die for and she perfectly matched her accessories (pink earrings and a pink clutch) to her feminine ensemble.

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At the Orange British Film Academy Awards in 2011, Rowling posed with Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the HP films and proved too much snakeskin in your closet is actually not a bad thing. She looked fierce in this floor-length gown, complete with an oversized clutch and her go-to red nails.


Princess vibes

Back in 2007, JK Rowling was still as fashionable as ever. She donned a mint green frock while attending the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party, and paired the elegant gown with diamonds and a silver clutch for a flawless outfit. Plus, her husband Neil Murray was wearing a kilt, so that kid of makes the whole photo a little more badass.

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Happy Birthday JK Rowling, we love you and your style, even if it’s not complete with a Gryffindor scarf like we always imagine!