We can barely remember the days when Elle Fanning was a cherubic child, gracing the screen in such films as Babel and Reservation Road. At the age of 18, Fanning is now a fully fledged star and global style icon with the grace and maturity of someone twice her age. Having been practically raised on the red carpet, her well-honed fashion sense keeps her in the public eye as much as her acting career does. Over the summer, Fanning proved to be ahead of the curve when it came to embracing denim trends, demonstrating her advanced sense of style yet again.
Browse through the gallery for a look at her perfectly styled ensembles and snag some inspiration for squeezing a few more hip denim looks into your end-of-summer wardrobe.
For a fresh look, steal a page from Fanning’s book. This simple denim sundress and canvas espadrilles come together for the perfect pairing. Add a bright crossbody bag for a pop of color and you’re ready for anything.
Although Fanning was born far too late to remember the 70s, she managed to capture the spirit of that era in a pair of flared denim trousers, which she paired with a cropped halter top and studded clogs.
We didn’t think Fanning could get any more adorable but she proves us wrong in this look, which pairs a denim A-line mini skirt with a ruffled crop top. Peep-toe clogs and a classic “It” bag help pull the whole ensemble together.
Fanning cops a look from Los Angeles skate culture in this youthful, summertime outfit that features a simple knotted tee, denim shorts, and skate shoes.