Common summer-outfit dilemma: Sometimes, you feel like dressing as if you just took a stroll on a St. Tropez beach or partook in a champagne- and caviar-filled picnic on a quiet patch of green in Hyde Park. But you don’t live anywhere near the beach, and you’re probably spending your sunny afternoons toiling away in your office cubicle. Of course, that doesn’t mean your outfit can’t channel a carefree summer mood. You just want to make sure you don’t look completely out of place in your urban element. Fear not: Dakota Johnson has the sartorial solution.
For an afternoon shopping jaunt in Barcelona, Johnson opted for a minimalist cream midi-dress from Apiece Apart, complete with clean lines and wispy spaghetti straps for ultimate sun soakage. In keeping with the summer spirit, the erstwhile Anastasia Steele hauled an adorable picnic tote. The outfit is modern, sophisticated, and most importantly, city-friendly, thanks to luxe, leather details on Johnson's Mark Cross rattan bag and her bold pair of cobalt-blue, stacked-heel mules. In this outfit, Dakota would look just as appropriate sipping a mojito on the beach as she would quaffing an artisanal mixologist concoction at the trendiest bar in New York City.