It’s 2021, so we aren’t going to make a Fifty Shades of Style or Fifty Shades of Blush pun here (although we just did)—because Dakota Johnson is quickly cementing herself as a movie star, a red-carpet star, and an oversized-suit-jacket aficionado in her own right, no franchise necessary. Hitting festival after festival for her feature The Lost Daughter this year, Johnson rocked a bold mix of cuts in what is quickly becoming her signature look: expertly tailored contemporary neutrals.
Her hair was on point all year too. Johnson is firmly committed to long tresses, an expensive brunette tone, and the bold bangs that perfectly balance her face. Within this clear framework, Johnson was able to carve out her own niche of recognizable looks that’ll still work in a year or 10. Nothing flashy or avant-garde—just good old-fashioned style.
Here are her best looks from the year.