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Alexa Chung: A Fashion Icon

Door Emi Baldwin - Tuesday 28 July 2015 | 15:28

Alexa Chung

How can we possibly began to explain how much of an influence Alexa Chung has over the fashion world. Alexa’s first brush with the fashion world was at Reading Festival back when she was 16 years old. It was there where she was spotted by a scout from Storm Model agency and so her love affair with fashion and modelling began.

Alexa soon grew into a recognised T.V personality (remember Popworld on Channel 4?). She then went on and on and on…to present even more shows. How we all loved and laughed at Gok’s Fashion Fix! It was there that she truly made a name for herself, interviewing designers such as, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfield, Jean Paul Gautier, Margherita and Christian Lacroix. She told the world it was her “dream job”. Now that’s something we can all understand!

Words can’t describe…

Having written a monthly column for Company magazine and for the credited newspaper The Independent, where her column “Girl about Town” gained huge amount of devoted readers. But perhaps more impressive to the fashion pack, is that she was made a contributing editor for British Vogue in 2009.  Even the famously steely Anna Wintour described her as a “phenomenon” and that isn’t the only famous fashionista to have sent compliments her way, the likes of Channel designer Karl Lagerfield amongst others. She was even declared in the The New York Times as “the new generation Kate Moss”.

This lady is a muse for fashion designers all over, appeared on Tatler’s best dressed list, bagged the British Style Award (which was voted by us, the public) and she even has a Mulberry bag named after her! Now you can’t get more of a British style icon that that.

Alexa Chung’s best dressed – The Dress Edit

What makes Alexa Chung an icon is her ability to have so many different looks but somehow tie them all together beautifully with her own recognisable style. Something that all fashion lovers strive for.

1. The bohemian maxi 

Here Alexa Chung has perfected the bohemian glamour that we strive for. The Maxi dress has a bohemian feel with the romantic billowing sleeves, but the sexy side split keeps your attention. Take a page out of Alexa’s book and pair your maxi dress with elegant pointy sandal and a colourful fur shrug, to give it a slight rock glam look.

Alexa Chung inspired Bohemian Dress

Mango Maxi Dress Now £ 44.99, Free People Maxi Dress Now £ 44.00


2. The LBD prepped up

You can’t get more classic or elegant than the little black dress. The LBD acts as the perfect canvas for any outfit (be it day or night!). Team with a checked baby doll coat, pea-coat or trench coat to create your own look. Roll-up your sleeves to give the finished look a casual twist and team with preppy accessories. This look is smart and polished but when worn with a soft pink lip this keeps it from looking to hard.

If this is a look that has you weak at the knees then you should definitely take a look at our LBD’s.

LBD Black Dresses

Mango Black Dress Now £ 34.99, French Connection Black Dress Now £ 64.00


3. The darling dungaree style

This has to be the easiest and cutest Alexa Chung style to recreate…REALLY! Grab your cute black ballet pumps. A white blouse or t-shirt. A pinafore or dungaree style dress, in a soft charcoal shade or denim. All that’s left to complete the look is a vintage style handbag and sweep your hair up. Oh la la and she’s off!

Denim Pinafore

Topshop Pinafore Dress £ 39.00 Topshop Denim Pinafore £ 35.00


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