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the essentials: emma stone

learn how to dress like your imaginary bff.

by steff yotka

There are a lot of reasons Emma Stone is our imaginary BFF: she's hysterical, has a killer laugh, is well-dressed, and does a cat eye like it's nobody's business. Essentially, she's the greatest. So how better to celebrate our bestie's B-day--which is today!--than to give you a rundown on how to copy her signature style? (OK, showing up at her house with an ice cream cake and balloons would be better, but would also be a little weird.)

Stone makes a great style crush because she dresses girly, but not too girly. She's known to pair a sweet party dress with a minimal jewelry or layer a white T-shirt underneath a cocktail dress to tone down a cutesy look. She's also the queen of pink lipstick, which we can tell you how to do, but has also mastered the art of the nonchalant updo, something we desperately need her hair stylist to tell us how to get ASAP. (Hear that, Mara Roszak? We need you!)

So celebrate Stone with our guide to the five essential pieces you need to cop her style. And by watching Easy A, obvs.

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The Essential: White T-Shirt For Layering Under Dresses or Blazers

Splendid White T-Shirt -- $55

Levi's White T-Shirt -- $44.50

DKNY Oversized White T-Shirt -- $175

Forever 21 Relaxed T-Shirt -- $6.80

Milly White T-Shirt with Bejeweled Neckline -- $175 (Because sometimes you want your T-shirt to layer for you.)

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The Essential: A Full Skirted Party Dress

Betsey Johnson Red Roses Party Dress -- $138

Topshop Black Floral Prom Dress -- $150

Rare London Gold Brocade Dress -- $68

Topshop Bonded Skater Dress -- $150

Delpozo Ruffled Wool Crepe Minidress -- $2,400

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The Essential: Barbie Pink Lipstick

Dior Addict Lipstick in Singuliere -- $31

MAC Pro Longwear Lipstick in Overtime -- $18

The Lip Bar Lipstick in Peony Punch -- $20

Too Faced La Creme in Marshmellow Bunny -- $21

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Obsessed -- $22

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The Essential: Peplum Skirt

Oasis Scuba Peplum Skirt -- $39.16

Matthew Williamson Wool Peplum skirt -- $160

Torn by Ronny Kobo Leather Pencil Skirt -- $334

Bebe Peplum Skirt -- $69

Nasty Gal Noir Peplum Skirt -- $48

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The Essential: Small Cute Purse

Topshop Printed Nylon Clutch -- $56

Miu Miu Striped Purse -- $1,790

Nasty Gal Floral Bag -- $50

Milly Dalmatian Mini Bag -- $225

Proenza Schouler Small Lunch Bag -- $1,450