Alexa Chung model, TV presenter, journalist and style icon. Alexa Chung’s style proves to be an inspiration to young girls and women across the nation and even globally. For three consecutive years Chung was voted the top style icon by the British public for the British fashion awards. Her style being so influential and iconic that she became a muse for Mulberry. The renowned British luxury handbag brand retailer, who crafted a handbag and named it after her. Her style can be described as chic femininity with a tomboyish edge. Chung in her own words once described her style as “ripping off Jane Birkin”. However, Alexa brings a level of simplicity and ease to her style.
So much so that it is not difficult for her admires and followers to re-create her looks when creating their own. Chung is responsible for the rekindled popularity of peter pan collars, pinafores dresses, breton tops, brogue shoes and the dungaree. She continually inspires the fashion world with her unique yet structured taste in fashion. Alexa consistently stirs up her own organic fashion trends that drives both high street and luxury brands into producing copycat fashion pieces. Which is great news for us because it means we too can channel sartorial splendidness that is Alexa Chung’s style. To get Alexa’s style right there are some key elements that must be observed. Elements such as denim, collars, tailoring, femininity, classic silhouettes all with an unique edge.
ALEXA CHUNG – FEMININITY
When it comes to femininity dresses are at the absolute top of the list and when it comes to Alexa, they are worn in two lengths mini and midi. With the smock dress being her all time favourite shape. However, Alexa does not keep her femininity dainty, she likes to rough it up a bit and add character and edge to her outfits. She does this by choosing unique fabrics and prints as well as adding bold accessories. Alexa is a master at working casual pieces on the red carpet or at events; just like this cute lace tea dress she wears here paired with pointed black ankle boots.
This style is her go-to and so easy to recreate for yourself and that’s why we love it! Don’t be afraid to pair a dressy dress with masculine ankle boots as Alexa so expertly demonstrates. For an event that warrants a stricter dress code, why not channel Alexa’s Chanel ensemble by pairing an elegant cream tweed structured coat-dress with a black box bag and grey pointed pumps.
ALEXA CHUNG – COLLARS AND TAILORING
It’s all about the collar. Chung often keeps her collars high and detailed, keeping in line with her love for structured silhouettes with a bit of an edge. Some of Alexa’s favourite collars are : peter pan, pie crust and ruffle.
Alexa often combines her love of collars with her love of tailoring. She can regularly be caught in a both deconstructed and well tailored power suits or a well as smooth dress silhouettes or dungarees paired with a tailored white shirt.
ALEXA CHUNG – DARING DENIM JEANS STYLE
When it comes to denim, Alexa proves that the unconventional cuts and fits are often the most refreshing and stylish. Bringing the dungarees back, Alexa resurrected a once banished trend from the 80’s. This slouchy style paired with her signature breton top is perfect to throw on for everyday. Add a pop of colour with a shoulder bag and pair with tie up espadrilles for an unexpected cool daytime casual. A style statement in cropped jeans, Alexa paired hers with a velvet jacket, silk camisole, and mary janes with socks.
Again, Alexa shows us how to style cropped trousers with boots instead. Pairing them with a sheer cream shirt, statement leopard jacket and choker scarf for an effortless look. Not shy of showing her legs, Alexa’s last denim look is so simple it’s brilliant: a denim playsuit and funky boots.
ALEXA CHUNG – SKIRT AND SHIRT STYLING
From button ups to the pussy-bow blouse, Alexa loves to accompany a slouched shirt with a skirt. Changing up the style of the collar is a great way to take a look from mundane to chic. Yet again, Alexa combines the most unlikely of partners to create a stunning look. An Aran sweater, a patent PVC pleated skirt, and a pair of dainty bow pumps = style dynamite.
For a less risqué look, channel Alexa’s preppy printed skirt and shirt combo. A cropped leather jacket draped casually over the shoulders and complete the look with a black briefcase clutch and pointed pumps.
A huge fan of the mini skirt, Alexa shows us how to create a simple outfit. Teaming a pussy-bow blouse with a button down denim mini skirt. Alexa then balances denim with some statement heels to add some sexy chic to a casual piece.
Leather and polka dots are a winning combo and Alexa effortlessly demonstrates how to best combine them. Let Alexa inspire, try pairing a pastel leather midi skirt with a monochrome polka dot blouse. For a girly look with a rocker edge, black choker, box bag, and sandals complete the look.
ALEXA CHUNG – TRENDS
As this generation’s style icon, Alexa has kick-started more trends than we can name. She takes a basic structure and manipulates into her perfect style mould. Then she steps out into the world worthy of all the style envy she receives. Following her key style elements and any girl can follow in her stylet to the same for an effortlessly chic. Whether you decide to draw on collars or tailoring , denim style or edgy femininity. The main thing to remember is to