I Just Re-Created Dakota Johnson's Chic Party Look With High-Street Pieces

Up there with Zoë Kravitz and the Olsen twinsDakota Johnson is one of the few celebrities who can truly make any outfit look effortlessly cool. On a night out in New York, the actress lived up to our expectations, styling a chic and delightfully easy-to-copy look. Creating the perfect canvas for a party-ready outfit, Johnson wore two unsuspecting wardrobe staples: a simple black T-shirt and a high-waisted maxi skirt. When cleverly layered with accessories and a coat, this simple base can be tweaked in myriad ways to create endless evening-ready outfit options. 

A fashion editor's secret weapon, a black maxi skirt offers incalculable styling options. It can be worn with knee-high boots and and smart coat like Johnson, or can be easily dressed up with slingbacks and a silky top. What's more, you don't have to spend a fortune on the components of this outfit to look just as slick as the star does here, because I've managed to find similar alternatives from high-street stalwarts such as COS.


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Whilst we know Johnson for her ability to style wardrobe staples in the chicest of ways, she’ll often surprise us by throwing a trending item into the mix. In the past, she paired a classic denim jacket with Alaïa’s viral mesh ballet flats, but on this occasion, she topped off her all-black ensemble with a shimmering golden bag. Gold accessories are re-emerging as a leading buy for winter, especially given that party season is almost upon us. Whilst glimmering gold shoes are a festive-dressing no-brainer, I’ve been doing the rounds in search of the perfect gold party bag, but I think Johnson might have beaten me to it.


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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 your social calender starts filling up. 

To enter into winter in style, see how I've shopped out Johnson's look below.



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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.