English television presenter, model, and overall style icon Alexa Chung may have one of the most enviable closets of all time.
It’s made up of everything from Chanel and Luella to H&M and Topshop, all of which she’s not afraid to mix together. And she never likes to look too fussy while doing it.
A tomboy at heart, this lanky 26-year-old prefers the French casual chic fashion sense of music icon Françoise Hardy.
Chung doesn’t think that one has to show too much skin or flash to look sexy. Her un-perfectly put together looks are what she feels most comfortable in, and are the reasons why she is a self-made fashion favorite all over the world.
Her upcoming line for J.Crew off-shoot Madewell cements her high-style status.
She hates having her hair done, and doesn’t leave the house without looking just a tad rough around the edges, whether it be by throwing a distressed leather jacket over a short feminine frock, or wearing a pair of boyish oxford shoes with a glittery miniskirt.
Chung embraces juxtaposition because her personality cannot help but call for it – she can be said to be a walking juxtaposition herself. Her flawless skin, legs that go on for miles, bright blue eyes, and background (she’s part Chinese) are all the ingredients that go into the makings of a supermodel.
But once this girl opens her mouth, who knows what’s going to come out? Her witty sense of humor and brash English accent mixed with her drop-dead-gorgeous looks make her a one-of-a-kind, loveable oddity in the fashion and television world. At the same time, her quirky high street meets high fashion approach to dressing makes for fresh inspirations that are relatable and influential.
No matter what, she stays true to herself, and that is why we adore her. All we know is, if Chung puts an outfit together, it’s going to look phenomenal.
Chung breathes life into a retro-inspired skirt with wedges and a blouse in a funky pattern.
1. Native Mineral Skirt from Anthropologie – $78.00
2. Marietta Blouse from Anthropologie – $88.00
3. Action Packed Purse from Modcloth – $37.99
4. Oceanside Pier Wedge from Modcloth – $34.99
Chung goes for a laidback chic look in a punk rock leather jacket, cut off shorts, and comfy oxford flats.
1. Rebecca Minkoff Lindbergh Perforated Leather Jacket from Shopbop.com – $556.50
2. Stuart Weitzman "Tomboy" Lace-Up Oxfords from Bloomingdales – $335.00
3. Taylor Jeans Shorts from Delias – $34.50
4. Daily Wear Pullover Sweater from Forever 21 – $17.80