The Alexa archives – and how to get the looks

25 Jul

I spent a lunchtime this week very productively clicking through Stylist.co.uk’s gallery of Alexa Chung’s style evolution (click here to see it for yourself). Despite a slightly dodgy start (but then who actually did dress well in 2006?), most of her style choices over the past few years have been bloomin’ amazing, and I find myself wanting to recreate outfits she wore five years ago. And I wouldn’t say that about many celebs.

What’s even better is that she is totally copy-able. Nothing she wears is so out there that you can’t find a version of it. And, to my joy, it seems it’s not all miniskirts – so those of us who prefer to cover a little more leg than Alexa usually does can adopt some of her longer looks. Here are a few of her outfits that I love, and ways to recreate them now, from the high street.

Without doubt, my favourite ever Alexa look is this Bella Freud jumper with grey miniskirt and strappy heels.

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The jumper is past season (and wouldn’t have given you much change from £300) But recreate the look with…

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Top, £65, The Outnet

Or this one…

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£30, House of Fraser

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Skirt, £8, Asos

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Sandals, £75, Office

Next up is this beautiful pink dress…

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A great look for summer weddings. It’s difficult to get something that looks this quality on a high-street budget, but there are some lovely pink dresses out there…

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£52, Closet

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£25, Asos

My third Alex pick is this gorgeous dark denim dungarees and Victoriana blouse look. These is pretty recent, so there are lots of pieces like this on the high street to copy the look. (And the AG Jeans dungarees Alexa is wearing are still available in some sizes if you’re feeling flush)

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My favourite high-street dungarees are these from Whistles…

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£120, Whistles

Pair them with this blouse from Oasis for a totally Alexa look…

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£32, Oasis

Fourth on my list is a great casual look we can all copy. It’s all about quality and fit here – great silk blouse, perfectly fitting white jeans and a go-with-anything pair of monochrome flats.

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My picks are…

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This 100% silk blouse from Zara is just £19.99 in the sale

Leaving plenty in the budget to buy a quality pair of jeans. For me, you can’t beat MiH’s Phoebe cropped style. They’re so soft and comfortable – and just the right length to match Alexa’s. Jeans are always worth the investment…

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£165, MiH Jeans

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£55, Carvela

And finally, this great monochrome look. Every wardrobe needs a leather pencil skirt (or a faux one!)…

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£35, River Island

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£19.99, New Look

This top is actually a jumper dress. But if you tuck it into your skirt like Alexa has, no one will ever know!

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£15, Asos

So go on, grab some Alex style for yourself!

Bethan x

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