Alexa Chung’s Style Rules


by Emma Spedding |
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Alexa Chung is our ultimate style icon having spawned a thousand imitators. Since landing the gig of presenting T4's Popworld back in 2006, there's barely been a week when the fashion queen hasn't topped a best-dressed list (or three).

Alexa Chung's signature style could be the most imitated look on the planet. The breton tee, the chelsea boot, the t-shirt dress and the duffel coat, all had a comeback thanks to this well-turned out lady.

You might think you understand her winning style formula, but where does Alexa source her inspiration? Well we've pulled out her top ten style tips for being a Chung. So you can take note...

Alexa Chung's Style Crush: Annie Hall

'Nobody ever made high-waisted trousers and a tie look as good as Annie Hall. Her femininity, mixed with tomboyish silhouettes and scruffy thrown-together looks, is something I still reference heavily now'


Alexa Chung Style Essential: Denim Hot Pants

'My relationship with my denim hot pants is incredibly special'

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Alexa Chung's Go-To Top: A Navy Jumper

'A navy blue jumper is potentially the most boring item anyone could design and yet it's my most important possession'


Alexa Chung's Style= Dungarees

'Dungarees- it's fine that only toddlers and me like those'


Alexa Chung's Style Tip: Throw On A Pair of Converse

'Looking effortless takes a lot of effort. When I get new Converse I dedicate some time at home to shoving mud on them so they don’t look squeaky clean.'


Alexa Chung's Style Inspiration: Jane Birkin

'Thank you, Jane Birkin, for providing me with infinite outfit ideas and the confidence to dress like a boy but act like a girl.'


Alexa Chung Loves Wednesday Addams

'Wednesday Addams was probably the first character I saw to wear the Peter Pan collar. Match that with pigtails and gothy pale skin and she's pretty much my favourite style icon'


Alexa Chung's Style Formula

'I think I was interested in ponies and all the relevant paraphernalia because of the fashion as much as the animals. That silhouette of skinny trousers, ankle boots and an oversized sweatshirt is one I never managed to get away from'


Alexa Chung's Ultimate Style Rule- Keep It Simple & Practical

'Practicality is high on my list... I'll always prefer a girl in an oversized t-shirt as opposed to an undersized boob tube but that's because I'm a girl, or a tomboy, and not a boy'


Alexa Chung Loves a Fashion Throwback

'Most of the things I wear today are a throwback to items I owned as a child, minus the multi-coloured harem trousers. You know what you like, so follow your gut'


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