Do it like a star – Alexa Chung.


This young lady is incredibly beautiful and stylish. She is an English TV host, model and contributor at British Vogue – Alexa Chung. I discovered her when I decided to watch a talk show with world known celebrities – “It’s on with Alexa Chung”. At first I was hypnotized by her British accent, which I found quite sexy. But then when I watched more of her shows, I noticed her way of dressing. Alexa herself acknowledges that her aesthetic ain’t totally original, it’s more a fusion of Jane Birkin and Francois Hardy, but how charming is it?!

She has a very thin body and due to that, there is lots of drama on all the social media everywhere her photos come out. Lots of girls are taking her slimness as an “inspiration”, therefore leading to serious health problems, but Alexa doesn’t agree with that. Here is  what she says about this phenomenon:

“Yeah I think it really sucks. I think it’s about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect. Like you can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight. It’s not actually mutually inclusive. I just get frustrated because, just because I exist in this shape, doesn’t mean that I’m like advocating it and being like, ‘I look great.’ How do you know I’m not looking in the mirror and going ‘I wish I could gain ten pounds?’ Which is actually quite often the case.”

So you can see that not only Alexa’s style is inspiring, but also her personality. Though she has a very lady-like style, due to her collection of Top Shop, A.P.C, Chanel and vintage clothes, she manages to create a rock/tomboy look.

So if you want to dress like her that’s what you’ll need:

1. High waisted skirt.
There are two types of skirts with high waist, that Alexa loves to wear:

  • pencil– makes you look more official
  • flip flop one to look cozier.

Anyway, even if you prefer a pencil skirt you are not supposed to wear it with a white blouse all the time. To look like Alexa you have to mix it with a long sleeve T-shirt if skirt’s design is simple. But if it’s a lace one or with an intricate design, always pair it up with a simple shirt.

Snake Pencil Skirt

Bow High-Wasit Pencil skirt

Paul by Paul Smith flower skirt

Mini Embroidered Skirt



2. A leather mini skirt. Since I started writing these articles about celebrities’ style, I’ve discovered that this skirt is a very popular clothes. Every fashionista knows that a leather mini skirt is always a good piece for day meetings. But a thing to remember is that the legth of the skirt should be a palm lower than your hips and best leather’s friend is wool! Match up with oversized silk shirts or with a see trough turtle neck in one tone and you will look amazing.

Vero Moda leather short skirt

Metallic Short leather skirt


3. Denim mini shorts. Well, Alexa uses them to create her beloved tomboyish looks. She always wears them with flats and boyfriend T-shirts, with a big print on them. However, to a party or evening dinner with friends, you can also match them up with a loose silk shirt and 2 bucckled sandals and still look hot.

Washed High-waisted shorts

Pepe Jeans denim shorts



4. Denim jumpsuit. This piece is a distinguished feature of her wardrobe. It’s also used to create the tomboyish looks I told you about earlier. You don’t usually see people wearing short denim jumpsuits, do you? Well, maybe except kids 😀

One of the upcoming fall trends I’ve noticed is the maxi jumpsuit. Personally I would advice you to buy this piece for summer, but not because it’s gonna be trendy, but in order to be different. You can wear it with a t-shirt or with nothing underneath, but always on high heels.

McQ by Alexander McQueen jumpsuit (on sale!)

Slim fit denim jumpsuit

Citizens of Humanity jumpsuit 


5. Biker jacket. There some biker leather jackets in her closet with different design. One is very mannish and rough styled, which she loves to wear with boots and black dresses to look like “bad asses”. Or flat men shoes and casual sweaters. Biker jacket is from the rocker part of her closet. Also she has a suede biker jacket and one very feminine which she teams up with girly dresses and miniskirts.

DKNY beige biker jacket (on sale!)

Oasap biker jacket

Asos biker jacket




6. Coarse knitted crew necks. A basic piece. It’s not meant to be worn only in winter, when it’s cold, but not everyone knows that. You can wear it over silk evening dresses or combine with leather skirts or shorts.
So know that in windy spring time, you can wear it and be confident. Just notice to yourself – when you buy a sweater, choose a size smaller than your usual one. That’s how it will look feminine and chic.

Asos Geek Pull

Red wool sweater

Asos striped sweater



7. Little black dress. Girls, simmplicity is the keynote of true elegance. So a well chosen black dress can always save you, whether it’s a party, official dinner, friends dinner, work day, meeting, etc. It’s a good investment, so better spent a little more on a dress that will fit you perfectly! If the black dress is right, there’s nothing else to add.

Herve Leger Carmen Dress

Lace back dress

Nicholas Peony Peplum dress





8. Casual dresses. Or I call them – daytime dresses. This type of clothing is for all types of girls and ages. Alexa likes short cotton dresses with an all over flowery print. I would pay attention to the collar cut. Almost all of her girly dresses have a long crew neck, which usually ads a lot of femininity to her looks.

Also for daytime she wears dresses with “Peter Pan” collars and shirt cuffs. It’s also a very interesting feature of her closet. It may be a denim or a cotton one, but it will make you stand out in a crowd.

Club Monaco dress

Isabel Marant white lace/cotton dress

French Connection Flower dress



9. Evening dresses. A very broad category of her style. This lady really loves dresses and she knows how to wear them right. She makes them work for her, but not outshine her.

In Alexa’s closet we can find short sheath dresses with intricate shoulders and plain colored (a very good balance).

– Thread Social Graffiti dress

Forever Unique bodycon dress

Asos V-neck pencil dress

Short empire style dresse made of see trough lace and long sleeved. I find them very sensual, but girls don’t wear them often. What a big mistake!


Knee legth or below the knee dresses with flowery prints. I just loved the one she wore for Grammy awards this year (white/yellow thin spaghetti straps)


White or cream short dresses. It’s a very brave choice, but Alexa can work out every piece she wears. Anyway I would not advice you to wear white dresses for evenings, if you want to have fun at a party. However, if it’s a ball or dinner part, then go for it!! White dresses are always luxurious.

10. Cardigans. Alexa’s collection of cardis is immense and is an important part of her preppy style. From oversized, long, coarse knitted to really short, cotton, with four front pockets ones. It’s just a must have! I can’t think of any other reasons to give you, but all I know is that you just have to buy one, and of course get inspired by her looks!

J.Crew cashmere cardigan

BB Dakota Maya cardigan

Asos knit cardigan




11. Trenchcoat.

Asos Trench Coat

Iris and Ink Trench

Burberry London Trench

And remember dears – buy clothes the size you want to wear.

  • love her urban feminine chic style 🙂

  • I love just lve Alexa Chung, her style is quite easy to copy. I like her tomboy style, fits her so well 🙂 I really enjoyed this post!! kisses

  • D

    Amazing work you’ve done!

  • I CANNOT imagine how much work this took!

    Thank you thank you THANK YOU. This is so much inspiration in one post! I’m bookmarking it and saving it for when I need ideas.

    You seriously put out a killer and insanely comprehensive look at Chung’s wardrobe here – thanks so much for all the time you spent doing it.


  • Imi plac la nebunie postarile de genul asta, love love love 🙂

  • I love her style! <3

    Love&Studs FACEBOOK

  • She has one of the best style ever – fashion icon!

  • Dorin Rusu

    Your feedback means a lot! I am always glad to give you sources of inspiration. Cheers

  • Faine postari – te urmaresc cu placere! fiind mai scunda de felul meu, mi-ar placea sa vad si sfaturi pentru fete mai mici de statura – eventual chiar cu vedete mai scunde 🙂 Merci!

  • As much as I adore this post and do find it very inspirational, I feel like you’ve missed out a key component of Chung’s style – her print t-shirts which she wears a lot, and many of them are featured in the photos you posted too.

    Also, I never really noticed how thin she is until I read what you wrote, I feel silly now

  • Cool post! very interesting….

  • ahhh omg i love alexa chung!!! A big big inspiration for me, she is amazing her style s awesome and shes just lovely too!

    Hayley xx

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  • Lauren

    Dorin, I wish you did a “do it like a star” post on Garance Dore! It would be very inspirational – her style is so feminine and strong.

  • First things first, Chung is NOT English. She is a mixed race British woman. Half-English at best.