Style Icon: Alexa Chung
by Dana Cristina
It a time of what seems like fashion confusion and an obvious lack of concrete direction in regards to personal style, there are a few women out there worth paying attention to. And Alexa Chung is one of them. With her regular London girl style, Alexa has made a name for herself in the fashion industry starting as a teen model, then going into television (as a presenter) to now hosting the 24 Hour Catwalk Show in on Lifetime channel. She is also contributing editor for British Vogue, journalist for the Independent, and a portfolio that has once-in-a-lifetime-chance interviews with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, and a never-ending list of all the fashion’s who’s who. And she’s managed to accomplish all of this by the age of 28.
Though she may strike as perhaps a bit too fragile with her extremely petite frame – her huge green eyes, rebellious dark bangs and incredible charisma sure make up for it. She’s quite often seen running errands or grabbing coffee on her way to work in the most simple and tasteful outfits. The truth is she blends in very well with the London crowd and sticks to the British fashion trends perhaps a bit unconsciously: trench coats, Peter Pan collars wore on everything – from sparkling tops (that she dresses in on cloudy mornings) to wearing casual T-shirts on the red carpet.
With an eclectic yet simple style, she is often seen in sneakers to sophisticated designer stilettos. She dons high wasted full mini skirts with girly tops and jackets or blazers. With her staple London girl go-to outfit: denim cut-offs, black leggings, flat pumps or ankle boots, girly top and coat – she is always keeping it simple. Today she seems to be more of a luxury / glam girl in feminine tops and vintage denim cut-offs, or a sparkling, floral printed mini skirt with washed out vintage T-shirts. Alexa Chung’s style in a nutshell is casual, feminine, classic, sophisticated and simple. She’s a young rebellious trendsetter and all in the most exquisite moderation and sweet simplicity you would imagine her to be.