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Alexa Chung: A Fashion Icon

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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Black Summer Dresses

Stylish Black Summer dresses

Who says black is just for the winter? Black is actually a smart choice for the summer as well. Lets face it, with all those florals and pastel shades sometimes black doesn’t get a look in. Lets change that!

The classic black dress is incredibly versatile and should be treated as such. A black dress is a great investment because it is timeless and can be worn all year round, whatever the season it can be dressed accordingly and as trends change the black dress will remain a classic. It is more than possible to create several great and totally different looks with just one black dress and this timeless little number can be worn year after year. 

So why should we all think about black summer dresses?

Although black is perfect worn by itself, it can also act as a canvas to build on. Be playful with your black dress, splash on some colour by simply adding a touch of red lippy, a pair of gorgeous sandals or perhaps a colourful clutch…the options are endless!

Add an extra something

Get the look!

– Add a great pair of statement sandals, this will totally change the look of the same dress you twinned with ballerina pumps the week before.

–  Add a bit of red lippy into the equation, for a glam evening look or “just because” you feel like it.

A black dress is understated and chic and certainly should not be overlooked. Which means it is a great option for the office, as well as those cheeky Friday after work drinks.


Keep it classic, with black heels and perfectly polished hair for a timeless elegant look that will never go out of fashion.

Reasons why we need a black dress in our wardrobes and in our lives;

– a great base to an outfit

– can be altered easily to create multiple outfits & looks

– possible to add colour with your accessories

– keep it classic with all black accessories

– add some red lippy

– chic, timeless, elegant, versatile

–  Black is always, always, always a great choice for a cocktail dress

So, that being said…I guess it’s about time to find your perfect black dress! It’s simple ladies, the LBD will never go out of fashion!

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