Get the Look: Dakota Johnson’s Style Is the Epitome of Effortless

I accidentally very purposefully watched the first Fifty Shades movie for research (editor’s note: no one asked Kelly to do this) and discovered many things about myself — like I can tolerate a shockingly high level of crazy-bad dialogue, I’m just not aroused by fancy cars, and there is such a thing as too much exaggerated lip-biting — and also that Dakota Johnson is BANG GOALS. I like her bangs better than Zooey’s (fight me) and immediately googled her in order to try and replicate her flawless hair look with some kitchen scissors (don’t worry, I stopped myself in time).

What I found, besides endless bang inspiration, is that Dakota Johnson is actually HELLA STYLISH. I would low-key wear everything she wears, and so here we are. Replicate her menswear-inspired, actually-kind-of-attainable style with the following tips.

 

Buy all the loafers, immediately

I’m so enamored with the way Johnson pairs loafers with literally everything — from floaty summer dresses to distressed denim. *adds every loafer in existence to cart*

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Anything men can do, you can do better

Everything menswear-inspired is my ultimate dream — chunky loafers, oversized blazers, schoolboy plaid, Timberlands. Johnson pulls off this look FLAW.LESS.LY. and her street style is an endless inspiration for remixing your wardrobe staples.

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Know what works for you, and own it

I went through a period of time where I COULD NOT STOP buying sunglasses — I had about eleventy billion pairs and everyone was like “Kelly, please calm down on the sunnies already.” Well, vindication at last — Johnson proves that sunglasses can be an integral finishing touch to any (and every) look. I love that she has a few classic “looks” she’ll go for again and again with slight variations. Great inspo for a capsule wardrobe.

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Make trends your own

Though Johnson’s wardrobe is heavily neutral, I was pleasantly surprised to find how well she integrated trends — colorful stripes, leopard, 90s plaid — into her wardrobe base without losing her signature look.

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Dress it up with classic silhouettes

When thinking fancy thoughts, go with classic shapes and structure and then play with prints and fabrics for a look that’s always timeless — á la this French girl chic ensemble:

 

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And finally, pump your gas like a GD model

I am 100% certain I have never looked like this while pumping gas. May we all aspire to this level of breezy chic-ness.

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Which look is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below! 

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