Get Summer Style Inspiration From Elle Fanning

Man, is there any star out there with better personal style than Elle Fanning? Sometimes, there's just no beating her signature brand of laid-back gaminesque — after all, there's always a charmingly relaxed vibe to her look, even as she wears riskier (and more eccentric) pieces than most other young actresses, and in a nutshell? Her look is anything but basic, and the ethereal woodland fairy vibes are strong enough to make you wonder if she actually has magical powers.

She's always stunned on the red carpet (especially during the recent press tour for Maleficent, wherein she wore a whole host of Princess Aurora-themed ensembles), but sometimes, her street style is even better — and this summer has been particularly kind. She's made outing after outing in lovely ensemble after lovely ensemble, pairing flowy pastel shades with clunkily funky shoes, and simply-silhouetted skirts and no-nonsense handbags with ultra-hippie blouses. It's been quite the melange of whimsical sartorial bliss — so why not bask in it all with a touch of shopping? With that in mind, if you're a fan of Elle's style, read on — here's a primer of the key wardrobe pieces you'll need to steal her look!

Bowed Pieces

Fanning's got the whole consummately chic look down, and bows are a great way to emulate her style.

High Waist Midi Skirt in Satin with Bow, $90, ASOS

Leather Loop Bow Bracelet, $49, Ted Baker

Alice & You Sleeveless Blouse With Scarf, $40, ASOS


Another Fanning-approved summer must-have? Why, ruffles, of course.

Rebecca Taylor Mosaic Fil Coupe Top, $210, Nordstrom

Ruffle Collar Pleated Shell Top, $70, Topshop

Embellished Frocks

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Ms. Fanning stunned at Outfest wearing gorgeously embellished aquamarine Prada, and the winsomely-adorned dress is a prime source of fashion inspiration.

Bandeau Peplum Dress With Jewels, $81, ASOS

Bead Embellished A-Line Dress, $100, Topshop

Mickey Mouse-Emblazoned Fashion

And last but not least? You're going to want to add some Mickeys and Minnies to your wardrobe, a la this Paul & Joe Sister dress (which is incidentally currently on sale):

Dress Minnie, €82.50, Paul and Joe

Disney Mickey & Minnie Raglan Dress, $54, Torrid

Wood Wood x Disney Vanessa Pencil Skirt in Mickey Print, $162, ASOS

What do you think? Will you be taking style cues from the younger Fanning sister?

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