Up there with Zoë Kravitz and the Olsen twins, Dakota Johnson is one of the few celebrities who can truly make any outfit look effortlessly cool. Heading out in New York, the actress lived up to our expectations, styling a chic and delightfully easy-to-copy look for her evening out in the city.
Creating the perfect canvas for a party-ready outfit, Johnson styled two unsuspecting wardrobe staples: a simple black T-shirt and a high-waisted midi-skirt. When cleverly layered with accessories and a coat, this simple base can be manipulated in a myriad of ways to create endless evening-ready outfit options. For its incalculable styling options, a long black skirt is a fashion editor’s secret weapon. Just like Johnson, they can be worn with knee high boots and and smart coat, or easily can be dressed up with slingbacks and a silky top. What’s more is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on this outfit combination to look just as slick as the star does here—I’ve managed to find similar alternatives from high-street stalwarts such as COS.
Whilst we know Johnson for her supreme ability to style wardrobe staples, she’ll often surprise us by throwing a trending item into the mix. In the past she’s paired a classic denim jacket with Alaïa’s viral mesh ballet flats, but on this occasion, she wore her all black ensemble with a shimmering golden bag. As we move towards the winter months, gold accessories are reemerging as the leading buy for the winter season. Whilst glimmering gold shoes are a party-season no-brainer, I’ve been doing the rounds in search of the perfect gold party bag, and I think Johnson might have beat me to it.
As we move into the middle of November, Johnson’s elegant outfit is the perfect template for smart casual style, and the ideal base for party-styling when events season rolls ’round up. To enter into winter in style, see how I’ve shopped out Johnson’s look below.
Every winter wardrobe needs and simple black coat, and COS’s rendition will go with everything in my winter capsule wardrobe.
Just as versatile as the perfect white tee, a black t-shirt is a wardrobe staple—particularly in the winter months.
This tailored midi skirt can be styling down with white trainers and up with a pointed-toe heel.
With a sturdy block heel and knee-grazing height, this the the black boot I’ll be styling all winter long.
Dive head first into party-season style and go for a gold bag.
A silky slip dress pairs perfectly with a chunky knit or fine white tee.
Column skirts are the growing winter trend to invest in for elevated smart casual style.
As we move towards winter, invest in a wool midi-skirt to keep the cold at bay.
Pleated skirts are a major trend this winter. Wear with knee high boots or a retro trainer.
For its flowy finish, this A-line skirt is an un-sung wardrobe here.
Wear with thick tights and knee high boots to get you through a cold winter day.
From winter through to summer, this is the skirt trend you can style all year long.
Style with neat ballet flats or chunky boots.