A Week in Her Style: Dakota Fanning

This actress/NYU student has a casual and girly style that we can’t wait to copy.

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Dakota Fanning
Photo Credit: Jakes Van Der Watt / PR Photos

For this A Week in Her Style post, I wanted to feature a celebrity that I have not heard much about lately: Dakota Fanning. Her casual yet girly style is ideal for spring. Plus, the fact that the 21-year-old attends NYU means she’s pretty in-tune with college fashion, right?

Dakota has not been in many blockbusters lately, but has starred in several indie flicks. In fact, you can check her out in Viena and the Fantomes, out this year, where she plays the title character.

Below is a week’s worth of outfit ideas based on Dakota’s best street style looks. Scroll down to see them all:


Dakota Fanning red dress and leather jacket

Now that the weather is warm, you can finally bring out your favorite sundress and bare those legs. Dakota’s adorable Steven Alan anchor print dress is pretty pricey, but this Forever 21 dress will give you a similar look for less. Edge up the dress with a leather jacket, then finish the outfit with black slide-on sandals and a trendy gingham bag.


Dakota Fanning denim shorts and white blouse

Give your typical denim cut-offs a break with a breezy, loose-fitting pair. They look super-cute paired with a cream-colored blouse and a leather jacket. It takes the white tee and denim combo up a notch.

Grab strappy sandals and a burgundy bag for a nice pop of color. Don’t forget the trendy circle sunnies for this not-so-typical Tuesday look.


Dakota Fanning white skirt, knee high boots, gray cardigan

I know all of you have a gray cardigan sitting in your closet, so pull it out for this chic outfit. Wear your cardi with this combo: a light gray tee, a structured white mini skirt, and knee-high black boots.

This neutral outfit is perfect for a spring day, and looks effortlessly stylish. Try out this look for your early morning Wednesday final, and you’ll definitely ace the exam.


Dakota Fanning denim mini skirt and white tee

Denim mini-skirts are making a fashion comeback, and Dakota shows us how to rock the trend with this this cute Americana-inspired ensemble. On a casual Thursday, tuck an oversize white tee into a denim mini skirt.

Choose a pair of comfy espadrille flats– the burgundy color adds to the all-American feel. Wear a red bandana like a headband, which pulls the look together, but not in a costume-y way.


Dakota Fanning statement coat and LBD

A little black dress is go-to party staple, but I love how Dakota spiced hers up with an intricate, colorful coat. Opt for a bold red lip color this Friday, but keep your hair down and natural-looking. Complete this night out look with lace-up heels and a small crossbody bag.


Dakota Fanning all black outfit

This look might be a bit too warm for the weather now, but I couldn’t resist including it because it’s my favorite. I am a sucker for an all-black outfit and this look is giving me major edgy/chic vibes.

A plain black tee and skater skirt are two basics most of us probably have in our closets already. Just add a black biker jacket and knee-high boots (skip the tights since it’s warm) and you have a look that’s perfect for an overcast spring day.


Dakota Fanning crop top, shredded jeans, bandanna scarf

This week, I’m taking inspiration from Dakota’s airport outfit to step up my lazy Sunday attire. Start with ripped black boyfriend jeans and a white crop top (or tee if you prefer). If it’s chilly, throw on an always handy leather jacket. Add black flats and a red bandana scarf and you’re good to go.


What do you think of Dakota’s style? Do you like any of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? Who would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “A Week in Her Style: Dakota Fanning”

  1. Honestly, I find this style really displeasing visually. Nothing cute, nothing put together. It just looks like she rolled out of bed and found whatever was laying on the ground and put it on. Disapointed.

  2. Her sister, Elle Fanning, has amazing style too! I think CF actually already covered her a while ago, but I’d love if they did an updated version for her.


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