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.