She may have been busy filming several films over the last few months, but actress Dakota Fanning was making the most of her free time in New York on Sunday.

And the 22-year-old actress had pitched her lazy afternoon attire to perfection, in a cool white button up dress, falling just inches above her ankles.

Flashing her toned legs as she strolled along, the natural beauty looked relaxed and cool as she whisked around the Big Apple.

Popping into a stationers to buy a card, Dakota shielded her eyes from the sun with large retro mirrored sunglasses, tinted light blue to complement her denim jacket.

The pretty star was practically make-up free, with her signature blonde locks worn with a natural wave in a centre-parting, hanging loosely around her face.