Elle Fanning Just Embraced This "Ugly" Summer Trend

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Elle Fanning cemented herself as a bonafide style icon with a slew of awe-inpsiring looks at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, but now the actor is enjoying some well-deserved downtime in Los Angeles, reverting back to her signature breezy summer aesthetic. On Sat., the 21-year-old was spotted strolling alongside boyfriend Max Minghella in Silver Lake, donning a bright yellow linen dress from Three Graces. With her hair in a relaxed middle part, the bare-faced beauty kept her weekend style low-key, and Elle Fanning's rainbow Teva sandals put a funky spin on the off-duty look, making a case for "ugly" shoes this season.

The Maleficent star has been known to opt for daring footwear trends, and flawlessly styled a pair of white Chloé cowboy boots with a prairie dress earlier this spring. With the ability to pull off everything from custom couture gowns to power suits, Fanning is clearly one to watch when plotting which trends to try, and she knows how to style them. As proven by the actor's latest look, it's time to consider reviving those chunky sandals your dad wore to cookouts decades ago — the 2019 way.


With the vivid yellow hue and spirited footwear making a serious splash, Fanning kept accessories to a minimum with a gold heart necklace and a single band on her ring finger. The exuberant sandals added a whimsical touch to the classic linen frock, demonstrating how to offset summer dresses with a modern spin and a welcomed touch of irony. From Birkenstocks to chunky sneakers, trending street style is full of whacky footwear you might have scoffed at five years ago, offsetting the overwhelming news cycle and tense political climate with a sense of vibrant playfulness.

Follow in Fanning's footsteps and take a walk on the "ugly" side by reclaiming a questionable shoe style, and pairing it with a pretty dress. The Zoe Report outlined a few outfit ideas to start with below, and they might just have you seeing summer style in a brand new light.

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