Happy Birthday, Harry Potter—We Loved When You Wore This

I imagine that whenever Harry Potter wakes up on his birthday, Ron is right there to look him lovingly in the eye and say "Happy birthday, Harry," in the same sweet tone he said, "Happy Christmas, Harry" in The Sorcerer's Stone. Clearly, I think about Harry Potter and the dream world of wizardry he lived in quite often. Some might even say too often, but I've learned to live with my level of Harry Potter nerddom. In honor of Harry Potter's birthday, (which is today, in case you haven't already guessed it), I decided to talk about something very near and dear to my heart—Harry's best fashion moments throughout the films.

I know Harry wasn't known for his stellar style, especially with characters like Luna Lovegood and Olympe Maxime stealing the show with their confection-inspired gowns and ornate accessories, but that's not to say Harry's wardrobe was a one-trick pony filled with nothing but his Gryffindor robes. Ahead, follow along as I take you through 10 of my low-key favorite outfits worn by The Boy Who Lived. In case you ever feel like re-creating these looks on your own, I shopped out a key piece from each ensemble so you can feel closer to Harry on this special day. Harry, have a glass of butterbeer on us—you deserve it.


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Here's Harry in the scene I just talked about—Christmas morning in the Gryffindor common rooms with his best friend, Ron. Ron's mum sent both him and Harry matching sweaters with each of their initials knitted into them, and if that's not friendship, I don't know what is.


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If we're going to be talking about incredible Harry Potter outfits, we can't skip over this scene, The Battle of the Seven Potters, in The Deathly Hallows Part I. Here, The Order of the Phoenix attempted to fly Harry out of danger, so everyone used Polyjuice Potion to transform themselves different versions of Harry in hopes of confusing Lord Voldemort. If only Harry's style could have always been this diverse.


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The Yule Ball in The Goblet of Fire was an iconic scene filled with some of the best fashion moments throughout the entire movie series. While Ron got stuck with ancient and embarrassing dressing robes, Harry managed to look quite dapper in his tuxedo.


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You probably missed this one, but just days prior to leaving on his quest to find and destroy all the Horcruxes, Harry rocked a purple velvet vest… like are you joking? So dope.


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It wouldn't be a Harry Potter outfit roundup without at least one shot of his Quidditch uniform.


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What else does one wear into the restricted section of the library in search of intel on Nicholas Flamel other than a chunky red sweater and khakis? Chic, Harry. Chic.


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I honestly wear this outfit combination once a week. And now I am reminded that Harry rocked the same 'fit while braving the Forbidden Forest.


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Here's his uniform in all its glory. Three points for Gryffindor! 


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Ever notice how cool the uniforms were for not just Harry but all the competitors in the Triwizard Tournament? Well, yeah, they were cool.


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Harry's dad style was honestly a step up. He wore a floral button-down underneath his blazer for heaven's sake. Wicked chic.

Next up, check out Jennifer Aniston rocking flip-flops.

Lauren Eggertsen
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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, and Vogue.co.uk. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.