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She has been a style icon since her years at T4, and now she is a lauded fashion designer in her own right.


Alexa Chung simply has a knack for putting great clothes together; and wearing the hell out of them. She almost single-handedly made brogues the must-have footwear of the early 2010s, pioneered the 90s retro trend, and has even done the impossible by making dungarees seem red-carpet ready.


We've scoured the archives to put together a few of her most iconic ensembles – so you too can get Alexa Chung's look…

 

 

Alexa Chung Look #1 – Tailored Casual




"Alexa loves a pair of dressy shorts, paired with towering heels or dainty flats."
Alexa Chung Wearing Tailored Shorts


This outfit is perfect for warm days at the office, or a day of shopping on the high street. Just make sure you choose a pair of tailored shorts that fall to mid-thigh length, and keep the rest of our outfit relatively conservative so that you don't look like you're on your way to the beach.




Alexa Chung Look #2 – Classics Combined




"Alexa is the queen of pairing classics to create fashion-forward looks that work."
Alexa Chung Wearing Leather Shorts & Trench Coat


How do you make a pair of leather hot pants seem demure? Simple – by wearing them with opaque tights, Chelsea boots, a classic Burberry mac, and a fashion-forward hat.




Alexa Chung Look #3 – Smart(er) Casual 




"A mid-length coat works perfectly with jeans – striking the balance between casual and smart."
Alexa Chung Wearing Black Overcoat


By adding a classically tailored single-breasted coat, Alexa makes her ripped jeans-and-Vans combo seem a little more 'put together'. Steal this trick by investing in one great coat and wearing it with everything.




Alexa Chung Look #4 - Vintage badass




"Part of Alexa's charm lies in her ability to channel vintage trends and make them seem uber-modern."
Alexa Chung Wearing Biker Jacket & Skinny Jeans


These ¾ length jeans are straight out of a 1950s Hollywood romcom, but the chunky sandals and biker jacket bring it firmly into the 21st century. A slick of red lippy and a purposeful stride give this outfit a 'bad girl' edge.




Alexa Chung Look #5 - Leopard print




"Worn incorrectly, leopard print has a tendency to appear tacky and outdated."
Alexa Chung Wearing Leopard Print Jacket & Flared Jeans


This outfit, however, is a masterclass in how to rock an animal print. Alexa's fur-trimmed leopard print jacket is the star of the show, and by pairing it with flared blue jeans and a simple white shirt, she avoids channelling Pat Butcher circa 1985.




Alexa Chung Look #6 - Monochrome




"No one does monochrome quite like Alexa Chung – whether she's rocking a houndstooth print, polka dots or one colour at a time."
Alexa Chung Wearing White Vogue T-Shirt & White Jeans


In this photo, she matches a vintage white t-shirt with white skinny jeans and a pair of black flats... and somehow makes it look couture. This look works because the lack of accessories adds an air of confidence that money just can't buy. Choose well-made clothes which fit like a glove and you won't need to hide them under layers of jewellery or jackets.



 

Alexa Chung Look #7 - Peter Pan collar




"The Peter Pan collar is perhaps Alexa’s most famous look."
Alexa Chung Wearing Peter Pan Collar Dress


Here, the dainty white collar stands out against the all-black palate of her outfit and draws the eye up towards her face (and those amazing sunglasses). It's easy to emulate this look – in fact, some stores even sell standalone collars, so you can add them on to any outfit. Just keep the rest of your outfit neutral, and stick to monochrome shades and a feminine silhouette.




You don't need to have a fashion line and a wardrobe full of designer threads to dress like Alexa Chung: just seek inspiration from the past, don't show off too much skin, and if in doubt, keep it monochrome.