There is no fabric more versatile than denim — it can be worn in the form of jeans, jackets and shirts, and on Wednesday, Elle Fanning showed us that denim can also be worn as cute summer dress.
The actress was spotted on Wednesday in Los Angeles wearing a denim A-line dress, which she paired with a red Gucci leather shoulder bag and beige espadrille flats featuring fun burger and fries embroidery.
Fanning’s sweet denim dress is perfect for those hazy, hot and humid summer days when its way too hot to wear anything form-fitting. Although the designer of her dress is unknown, The Daily Mail reports that Fanning’s Gucci crossbody comes in at a steep $2,490, so we decided to recreate Fanning’s entire look for less, a lot less than $2,490 — we set out to replicate her look for under $200. Read on for the results!
The first order of business was to find a similar dress to Fanning’s sweet A-line number, and we immediately found a cute alternative from our friends at Lulu’s. The Rhythm Birkin Blue Chambray Skater Dress offers a similar silhouette to Fanning’s frock, while the denim comes in a similar color and wash, making it the perfect dress to duplicate Fanning’s look. This dress even has a little surprise in the back: an oval-shaped back cutout that ties into a bow! This copycat style is available for $86 on Lulus.com.
No bag can ever compare to a Gucci purse, but we came across an equally vibrant crossbody to compete with Fanning’s. The Carmel Crossbody Wristlet from Charming Charlie delivers the same striking red as Fanning’s Gucci bag, but it’s much more versatile since it can be worn as a crossbody or as a wristlet/clutch. This purse is sure to add the necessary pop of color to our copycat look, and it’s available at Charming Charlie for only $19.
Espadrille flats complete our look for less, but in searching for a similar pair of flats, we actually found Fanning’s exact pair! Fanning is wearing Jason Polan Original Burger & Fries espadrilles from Soludos.com, a footwear company based in Soho, New York that specializes in espadrilles and summer footwear. Fanning’s Burger & Fries style is available in the sand color she’s sporting, as well as an appropriately named ‘mustard’ color for only $65.
Instead of shelling out $2,490 to purchase the same Gucci bag as Elle Fanning, you can recreate her whole outfit for under $200 — $170, to be exact! So if you love Fanning’s look, head over to Lulu’s, Soludos and Charming Charlie to pick up these pieces to replicate her summery look for yourself!