Style Icon: Alexa Chung

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Alexa Chung is a perennial Best Dressed list favorite. Since becoming the host of the UK show Popworld, she landed on everyone’s radar and quickly became the darling of the fashion world because of her distinctively individual style choices and way of dressing.

Her fashion resume pretty much speaks for itself. A contributing editor for British Vogue, an author of the best-selling fashion book “IT,” recipient of the British Style Award, a design collaboration with Madewell, as well as the inspiration and namesake of the famous Alexa Mulberry bag, there is simply no misstep in Alexa Chung’s illustrious fashion career. Described by New York Times as “the Kate Moss of this generation,” it will do all of us well to take style notes from this fashion wunderkind.

Here are my top 10 picks of Alexa Chung at her sartorial best:

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Leather shorts, peter pan collar top, and a leather frame bag. This outfit is the perfect representation of Alexa Chung’s style–a little edge, a little bit of tomboy chic, and a touch of girly vintage.

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Denim overalls and espadrille wedges plays into Alexa Chung’s love for unconventional and offbeat styling. The snakeskin purse and chunky necklace nicely rounds out this outfit.

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A tomboy at heart, Alexa shows us the right way to do menswear-inspired dressing. This blazer skirt suit in vibrant red is given a feminine treatment with a coquettish pair of pointed toe T-strap flats.

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A leather motorcycle jacket casually draped over the shoulder succinctly captures Alexa Chung’s effortlessly cool style. The fully buttoned up shirt and plaid check skirt shows her skill in mixing different fashion elements together and making it work perfectly.

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Proclaiming her love for her personal style icon, Jane Birkin, she displays that signature mix of girly and tomboy in this floral skirt, black jumper, and patent tassel loafers.

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Alexa has been famously quoted saying that she can live in navy jumpers. Although this jumper is gray, she certainly knows her way around styling these knit fashion staples. Matching this sweater with a sparkly skirt is an advanced style move that elevates this chunky knit.

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A great thing about Alexa Chung’s style is the whimsical accents she always adds. In this case, a black purse with a cat face on it gives her red carpet look a bit of sass and personality.

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Toting the famous Alexa Mulberry bag, she dresses up a girly polka dot dress with ankle boots and a leather jacket, which is one of her style staples.

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High waist vintage denim cutoffs are another one of Alexa Chung’s personal closet favorites. The printed polo, tortoiseshell sunnies, and Converse sneaks all come together to make this casual look more striking and fashion forward.

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A knit mini dress, an antique frame bag, minimal sandals with a chunky heel, and a wide brim hat–this is Alexa rocking her best moves to bring a dash of quirky style to a simple frock.

Which Alexa Chung look will you be stealing some styling tips from? I love them all!

Images from: Grazia Daily, Elle UK and Harper’s Bazaar

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