I recently recreated Dakota Johnson's chic party look using high-street items.

Dakota Johnson, like Zoe Kravitz and the Olsen twins, is one of the few celebrities who can make any outfit look effortlessly cool. 

The actress lived up to our expectations on a night out in New York,

styling a chic and delightfully easy-to-copy look. Johnson wore two unassuming wardrobe staples to create the perfect canvas for a party-ready ensemble:

a simple black T-shirt and a high-waisted maxi skirt. This simple base can be tweaked in countless ways to create endless evening-ready outfit options when cleverly layered with accessories and a coat. 

A black maxi skirt is a fashion editor's go-to for endless styling options.

It can be dressed down with knee-high boots and a smart coat like Johnson, or it can be dressed up.

While we know Johnson for her ability to style wardrobe staples in the most chic of ways, she frequently surprises us by incorporating a trending item into the mix. 

 Previously, she wore a classic denim jacket with Alaa's viral mesh ballet flats, but on this occasion, she accessorized her all-black look with a shimmering golden bag. 

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