Emma Watson Explains British Style: It 'Has To Do With The Weather'

05/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WWD caught up with actress and fashionista Emma Watson last Thursday and asked her a very serious, thought-provoking question: What defines British style? Watson had this to say:

I think [British style] has to do with the weather. We have terrible weather. It's very gray and drizzly so we need things to cheer us up. And I think that leads to a lot of creativity and color, and I think that's why our designers are so innovative. Because at home we're kind of up against the elements in a sense. And we need cheering up. I think we do very well with kind of an eclectic mix. We have great vintage and we love to mix and match: high street and high fashion, vintage...and I think that really defines it as well.