by Allison Gates
Dakota Fanning made her way into movies and hearts over the last ten years as the sweetfaced blonde who seemed at once very young and very old for her age.
This week on her joint instagram account with her sister Elle, @thefannings (she released a photo of her famous blonde locks gone brunette!
The color is both warm and understated, a nice peanut-butter-chocolate, not too harsh against her pale skin and light eyes. Although it’s not as eye catching as her previous bright blonde tresses, it’s far from drab. Who wants to accentuate the downer tones of winter?
Although most of us still think of Fanning as that cute little girl from some of your favorite movies, like many child actors she’s grown up quickly - already 19 years old, the starlet has recently begun her college studies at New York University. Wasn’t she about 10, like, yesterday?
We all went through tons of changes and experimentation during our late teens and early twenties, and it looks like Fanning is no exception. And judging by her shrewd choice of haircolor and her new adventure in college, its looks like the star is navigating what can be a bumpy time with the grace and maturity that has been surprising and captivating the public since her earliest performances.
Plus, with autumn in the hair, it’s common to opt for darker tresses. Once we get past the winter, you start seeing the highlights appear once more.
What are you doing to ring in the chilly weather? Punchy new wool coat? A great pair of boots? New ‘do? Let us know in the comment section!