By Ava Gilchrist

Dakota Fanning Brings A Lemon Girl Summer Energy To The Office Siren Aesthetic

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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 04: Dakota Fanning is seen at the “Today” show on June 04, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Howard/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

If Dakota Fanning’s recent sartorial forays are anything to go by, it’s safe to assume we are currently living through a fashion Fanaissance. After a brief hiatus, the 30-year-old actress has returned to the screen (and therefore the streets) with aplomb, expertly navigating a return to public consciousness and firmly cementing her presence on fashion’s map.

If her turn as ‘The Talented Ms Fanning’ in ethereal Fendi couture at the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s Ripley wasn’t enough evidence of her resurgence, allow us to direct your attention to the saccharine canary yellow suit she wore out in New York while promoting her latest project, The Watchers. 

Dakota-Fanning-Street-StyleNEW YORK, NY – JUNE 04: Dakota Fanning is seen at the “Today” show on June 04, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Howard/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

The look combined two of the biggest fashion trends of last year—quiet luxury and lemon girl summer—for an ensemble perfectly elevated without feeling too contrived and calculated. Her look consisted of a two-piece tailored set from Italian label The Andamane. Having a self-proclaimed focus on day-to-night dressing, the sweet pastel summer suit brings a boardroom edge to dressing but remains effortless and flirty in keeping with Fanning’s personal style.

As someone who became fashion royalty as a teenager after appearing in Marc Jacobs’ 2007 campaign (shot by Jurgen Teller, no less), Fanning is proving she doesn’t need to take herself too seriously on a press tour. No, you won’t see any ‘method dressing’ from this former style star. Instead, plenty of inspiration for wearable pieces worthwhile investing in.

Fanning might be in New York promoting her new film, but it appears her look has been pulled right from the boutiques of a European Summer fantasy. As the mercury lefts for our Northern Hemisphere counterpart, this balmy spin on the ‘office siren aesthetic’ could be the warmer alternative we’ll be seeing more of as the seasons change. Before the sweltering heat arrives, shop Dakota Fanning’s set below.


This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.