Monday, August 11, 2014

Get The Alexa Chung Look

The Savvy Girl's Guide To…
Alexa Chung's Style


Ask any fashion blogger to rate her favourite style icons and Alexa Chung's name will surely list as one of the top choices. This DJing, modeling, socializing, tv presenting half-British half-Chinese beauty has uniquely carved a niche in the fashion world, where everything she wears turns to gold. She wavers from feminine to tomboy style with a snap of perfectly manicured fingernail. Alexa lists sixties actress Jane Birkin as her style inspiration, who provides her with 'the confidence to dress like a boy but act like a girl'. This It-Girl values comfort over trends, which is refreshing to see in an A-list society that produces one carbon copy after the other.

What I like about Alexa's style is that she steers away from the norm. Instead of fussy dresses, caked makeup, rigidly sprayed hair and ankle-breaking heels, Alexa prefers messy tresses with a fresh natural face, preppy layers with a decisive 60's vibe about it and she almost always wears flats on the red carpet. How many other celebrities would have the courage to do that?

Alexa's Closet Essentials

I was inspired to compile this post after seeing Cindy Mangomini's fantastic illustration of all the 'Alexa Essentials'.



How To Get The Alexa Chung Look

This is my guide on how to get Alexa Chung's effortlessly chic street style in a few simple key sets. If you have these essentials in your closet, you will easily be able to recreate Alexa's coveted style, adding your own spin to it. Her outfits are quite formulaic, she has perfected how to dress exceptionally and this is how…


Floral Dresses
Alexa's summer staple are feminine and floaty floral dresses in eye-catching prints and colours that are paired with basket or sling bags, flat strappy sandals and shades.


The Breton Striped Top
Season after season, we have seen Alexa wear a classic black and white or red Breton striped top. She has casually teamed it with denim cut-off shorts, skinny jeans, sneakers and boots. She has also worn a dress version of this linear print.


Skirts & Sweaters 
The key to this It-Girl's semi formal style is pairing a chic knit sweater with a patterned skirt, either fitted or flaired. She has reused this fashion template time and time again with stellar results. Black pointy flats, Peter Pan collars and coats accompany her sweater & skirt sets.


Boho Chic
Alexa rules the festival scene with her fabulous range of layered indie chic outfits. She favors cropped lace tops, fedoras, denim shorts, khaki parkas, Converse sneakers & Hunter boots.


The Denim Dungaree
The 30-year-old maintains a youthful style stance by wearing denim dungarees, cropped, long and in dress form. She keeps it simple with trench coats, lace-up espadrilles and buttoned shirts.



Get Alexa's Casual Daytime Look
Cream fluffy sweater £12 Jane Norman. Floral pleated skirt £30 House of Fraser.com Black flat sandals £7 Asos. Breton striped top £25 John Lewis.com. Straw bag £25 H&M. Hunter Boots $148. Lace cropped top £15 H&M. Denim shorts £19 H&M. L'oreal Texture Expert True Grip $15. Wella Ocean Spritz Sea Salt Spray £8.50. Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers £55. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté $35. Floral print dress $27 Chicnova.com. Black tie-up espadrilles $50 Theiconic.com.au. Grey fedora £22 Miss Selfridge


Glimmer Girl
Whilst Alexa doesn't lean towards the flashy and flamboyant, she does occasionally wear high gloss metallics, which she combines with more low key pieces to casually balance it out.


Little Black Dresses
I love that Alexa can rock a designer Valentino or Carven little black dress on the red carpet with flat shoes and unkempt tresses. Winged Eyeko liner add defined to her eyes, whilst she blends Chanel Sublimage cream to her cheeks for a subtle sheen.


Leopardess
This socialites signature style would be incomplete if I didn't mention leopard print. Her fondness for this animalistic trend extends to coats, ankle boots and bags. Alexa pairs her leopardess looks with basic white, white and grey.


Leather Loving
Adding to her edgy androgynous style is sleek black leather, in the form of sexy mini skirts and shorts. Alexa always keeps her styling sophisticated with a fleecy jumper or prim white shirt.


Get Alexa's Glam Look
Little Black Dress $55 Modcloth.com. Alexa eye liner $19 Eyeko. Chanel Sublimage Cream $390. Black top handle bag $38 Nastygal.com. Leather mini skirt £50 Mango.com. Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats £465. Leopard print coat £85 Topshop. White button-up shirt £55 French Connection. Chelsea boots by Michael Kors. Chanel Rouge Allure 97 $35. Eye Do Mascara $26 Eyeko. Navy blue cable knit jumper £20 Mango. Gold sequined pencil skirt £30 H&M.


Have you been inspired by any of Alexa's styles? Which would you wear?

85 comments:

  1. Icone !

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  2. I love her style! She's a very fashion icon!!
    Perfect post dear Sam!

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  3. I love Alexa´s style! she is one of my favourites. Your collages are great to have a look into their favourite garments. Kisses, Sam . I hope you enjoy your week:)

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  4. Love the collection of amazing looks! Have a great week!!!

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  5. Great job showing the collage where to get it like them all.
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  6. excellent round up of her style, sam!

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  7. Dear Sam, great job as usual! I'm buying right now on Yoox a little black dress as Alexa's third one from the left :)
    I wish you a wonderful week ahead!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  8. love this post Sam! Alexa really knows what works for her! Those Breton striped top photos are great!

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  9. Love her!!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  10. OF course I think Alexa's style is amazing --- but my favorite element is her usage of leather and mod inspired pieces…. these are definitely elements I try to include in my own wardrobe.

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  11. I love Alexa's style. She's one of my favorites. Can I have everything but first I have to build up my new closets haha. I think the Glam Look is my favorite. It's beautiful and sunny over here but of course I'm busy haha. Have a wonderful Monday Sam :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  12. You've done an amazing job. Alexa has an impeccable style, I personally liked the combinations with stripe tops!

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  13. Alexa can do no wrong!! I love all the glimmer girls!! Happy Monday Sam!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  14. Great post idea! I love kitty flats. :)

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  15. My fav too , love her in lovely in florals
    Happy Monday
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  16. I love her style it's so unique!
    Happy Monday Sam!
    Beautetude

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  17. she's absolutely amaaaaaazing =)

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  18. This post is pure perfection! I'm totally obsessed with her style!

    www.shygirlloudvoice.com

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  19. Great post, I love her Style!!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  20. I love this post Sam! Alexis Chung's style is truly admirable and enviable. I love how fresh and feminine she always looks without ever being fussy or over the top. She definitely has confidence in everything she wears.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  21. Awesome collections and amazing post <3333

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  22. Great post dear. Very inspirational.=)

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  23. Certainly she is and style icon. Love her style. Great post doll.

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  24. Nice looks. I like the leopard jackets.

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  25. Alexa is always perfect!
    kiss kiss

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  26. Alexa Chung has such great style.

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  27. Goodness she's so perfect and you made her even more perfect now in my eyes. She's a true wardrobe inspiration, with her gorgeous sense of style. Thank you for sharing Sam. I hope you have an amazing week ahead!

    XO IMKE

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  28. LOVE this post Sam! She always looks amazing, how could you ever choose a favourite look? x

    Josie’s Journal

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  29. She is an Icon of style
    Ciao bella

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  30. I love this post! Not only is it a great roundup of miss Chung's sartorial identity but it's providing me with amazing inspiration for my next outfits!

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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  31. Sam I'm so glad you've made this post! I love Alexa Chung's style! She has such a talent for putting outfits together and in the chicest way possible. Day or night, smart or casual, she always nails it. A great selection of Alexa looks and great pieces. :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  32. this post is so fun! alexa is one of my idols so I am loving this all! her style is amazing!!!

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  33. I love that Alexa can wear such a variety of styles and still make it 'her'. This post sums up her style perfectly! My favorites are the striped Breton and the skirt and sweater combo.

    xx
    Zahra
    www.lovezahra.com

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  34. Fantastic post and you are soooo right!! Alexa is definately one of the top style icons on my list. She has such a flair putting outfits together. xoxoxo

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  35. Alexa is very pretty and naturally stylish. I understand why other women would like to emulate her.

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  36. I really love her skirts & sweaters ensembles. This style is something that I tried to pull off as a teenager a LONG time ago & my mom went ballistic. Lol! She didn't get my "weird look". Thankfully style rules are made to be broken today. :) She looks amazing! Also love her leopard looks because can you really call yourself a fashionista if you don't LOVE leopard?! And its great that she is true to herself & can rock a pair of flats on the red carpet. Love this post doll! :)

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

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  37. Great selection, she is one of my fav it girl!

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  38. This post was definitely an inspiration, i got so many outfit ideas by mentally mixing and matching the pieces you posted. I love what you said about how great it is that she steers away from the norm - that is truly the mark of a fashionista! Also i love the fashion illustration picture that you posted, so cute!
    xoxo Rachel F.
    allsfairinloveandwardrobe.wordpress.com
    (By the way thank you for stopping by my blog the other day!)

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  39. She does have awesome, boyish slash whimsical style! She's utterly fearless in fashion!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  40. She's a true fashionista. how smart she is to know what's work and fit her unique personal style! Have an amazing new week darling!

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  41. I swear, she wears everything so well. If only I could BE her!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  42. She always looks amazing...unbelievable!!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  43. I like Alexa and her style very much :) THanks for these tipps :))))))) Hugs, Xenia

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  44. she amazing!
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    kiss

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  45. I really love her style!
    She is so stylish
    Kisses sweetie
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  46. Cool! Thanks for sweet comments! Love her style I mean the main thing in her style play not clothes but her legs)))
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  47. I love the style! :) So nice!

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  48. I like the way she has her own style which she varies too. She looks so natural yet well groomed. The skinny jeans and Breton top is a daytime look which I find easy to wear especially now when the weather here is neither hot nor cold!!!

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  49. Love the style ;)
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  50. She has some really awsome looks! Loved the boho chic set :)

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  51. I like her style! Especially the sets with denim shorts and striped blouses and her boho chic and also outfits with leather skirts!
    Have a nice day:)

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  52. I think she can wear anything... because it's her. Whenever I think of Alexa, I never see the clothes, but the girl, she is just really special. x

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  53. Big fan of Alexa's style, all these outfits are to die for. Love, love it!!

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  54. those illustrations are so cute! and yeah stripes and peter pan collars are so her thing! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  55. OBSESSED with Alexa's style - she always looks flawless!!

    xx

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  56. She really is gorgeous and so stylish!

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  57. love her style - great post sweety!
    happy day!

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  58. She has a lovely style! By the way I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award on my blog because you are truly inspiring. Check it out on my blog here:

    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-happy-surprise.html

    Much Love,
    Tania

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  59. She's amazing!
    Xoxo,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  60. I honestly love how detailed your posts are.
    Love this post, and will definitely be purchasing a few items from this!!
    check out my party perfect makeup at www.lovefromsimmie.com
    lots of love. XOXO

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  61. in LOVE with this post. i think everything alexa put together is brilliant
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  62. How are you my dear? Alexa Chung's style is so effortless and delightful! I'm taking notes!
    Thanks for your sweet comment, wishing a great week ahead hun
    xx

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  63. Great post - what beautiful looks!

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  64. I love floral dress and leopardess!
    www.alessandrastyle.com

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  65. She has superb style! I love that mix of floral and dark tights.

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  66. I have to admit that I really like Alexa's style since a very long time and I would wear nearly most of the outftis she is wearing as they are so my taste. She loves stripes (me too), she loves dungaress (me too) and so on :) Thanks for this wonderful and so inspiring post!

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  67. Holaaa!!
    Sigo tu blog desde hace tiempo, he decidido hacer borrón y cuenta nueva con el mio,
    espero que te pases!
    http://pasitosmuylentos.blogspot.com.es/
    Un saludo :)

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  68. Wow, I love this Alexa post!!! Love her basics!
    xoxo
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/4487669

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  69. I love Alexa's style. I actually want to wear most of things that she does.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  70. Alexa Chung is my style icon, great post!

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  71. I adoreeee Alexa Chung!!! She can literally pull off anything and everything!!! My favourite style of hers is definitely the boho looks that she comes up with!!! Super adorable!! <3

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  72. The first picture is the most inspiring!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  73. Her style is always perfect ! I love your selection :)

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