Style Icon: Alexa Chung

From collaborations with M&S, AG Jeans and Madewell to boasting her own acclaimed fashion line and three ‘British Style Icon of the Year’ awards. Alexa Chung is undoubtedly a prolific style icon of the present day. She does also have the honour of having a Mulberry bag named after her.

Alexa’s look encapsulates a slightly edgy blur between a rock-band feel and a French-inspired chicness. Throughout her years in the public eye she has rarely, if ever, missed the mark. Of course, her never ending legs and gorgeous face help to carry off virtually anything, but it’s her quirky individuality that makes her someone I try to emulate in my own style.

A classic Alexa look often involves only a few key things; block colours, oversized yet clean cut pieces, kooky patterns and delicate kitten heels. Her ability to make a statement and show personality without ever being in-your-face is testament to how loudly each and every piece speaks for itself.

“She’s pictured as often in jeans, jumpers and boots than she is in couture pieces”

Unlike a lot of celebrity faces, even on the red-carpet Alexa doesn’t look un-relatable. Her style is rarely revealing, often understated and although she can be found in the front row at every London Fashion week, her pieces always edge closer to the high-street rather than cat-walk. For that reason, she’s an icon that gives us every-day folk hope that we too can look that good (aside from the legs – we weren’t all gifted with those) with clothing accessible to us; without having to shop from designers we would never have access to.

Everything that Alexa wears is just that – wearable. She’s pictured as often in jeans, jumpers and boots than she is in couture pieces and the tomboyish element of her style: the Breton tops and blazers, balance the more feminine frills and florals perfectly. For me, Alexa’s most influential trademarks are a boyfriend coat, A-line skirt, wide-leg jean, statement heel and a boxy clutch, all of which have made their way into my wardrobe over the years.

Danielle Preedy 

Images Courtesy of lookcatalog and Global Panorama via Flickr. License here.

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