19 November 2013 by

Alexa Chung's Style Rules: She Explains The Formula Behind Her Signature Style

Alexa Chung in Valentino at International Woolmark Prize on 21st February 2014

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Alexa Chung at the Marc Jacobs show on February 13, 2014

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Alexa Chung at the Marc By Marc Jacobs show on February 11, 2014

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Alexa Chung at Peter Pilotto For Target Launch on February 6, 2014

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Alexa Chung at the British Fashion Awards 2013 on December 2, 2013

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Alexa Chung launches her Eyeko make-up collection at Selfridges on November 14, 2013

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Alexa Chung in Chanel at MoMA's 6th Annual Film Benefit, New York - November 2013

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Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs at 'It' book signing, New York - 30 October 2013

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Alexa Chung in Valentino at Alexa Chung 'It' Book Launch, New York - 29 October 2013

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Alexa Chung at 2013 Whitney Gala And Studio Party - 25 October 2013

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Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane at 30th Annual Fashion Group International Night of Stars - 21 October 2013

Alexa Chung at Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week - September 2013

Alexa and Cara Delevingne at Mulberry at London Fashion Week - September 2013

Alexa Chung at Burberry at London Fashion Week - September 2013

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Alexa Chung in Jonathan Saunders at the Longchamp Regent Street Grand Opening Party - September 2013

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Alexa Chung out and about in London - 4 September 2013

Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung at 'It' By Alexa Chung Book Launch Party - 4 September 2013

Alexa Chung in Carven at GQ Awards - 4 September 2013

Alexa Chung in Kenzo out and about in New York - 25 August 2013

Alexa Chung out and about, New York - 04 Aug 2013

Alexa Chung in Valentino shoes available at mytheresa at Bvlgari evening party - July 2013

Alexa Chung at Chanel show, Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013, Paris Fashion Week - 2 July 2013

Alexa Chung at House of Holland Resort Collection dinner, New York - 19 June 2013

Alexa Chung at Tate Americas Foundation artists dinner and after party, New York - 08 May 2013

Alexa Chung at Met Gala - May 2013

Alexa Chung out and about in New York - 3 May 2013

Alexa Chung at Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby Opening Cocktail Party, New York, - 30 April 2013

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Alexa Chung At Heathrow - 23rd May 2013

Alexa Chung at Heathrow Airport, London - 26 April 2013

Alexa Chung at Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner, New York - 24 Apr 2013

Alexa Chung at Coachella - April 2013

Alexa Chung in Carven at British Airways & Visitbritain celebrate the opening of The Big British Invite, New York - 21 March 2013

Alexa Chung at amfAR Benefit Gala - February 2013

Alexa Chung at the British Fashion Awards - 27 November 2012

Alexa Chung at Chanel event - 12 October 2012

Alexa Chung in J W Anderson for Topshop at J W Anderson - February 2013

Alexa Chung at Mulberry - February 2013

Alexa Chung at Valentino Master of Couture opening - November 2012

Alexa Chung at Moschino Cheap And Chic at London Fashion Week - 15 September 2012

Alexa Chung at House of Holland, London Fashion Week - 15 September 2012

Alexa Chung at Margaret Howell, London Fashion Week - 16 September 2012

Alexa Chung at Mulberry, London Fashion Week - September 2012

Alexa Chung out and about, New York - 15 July 2012

Alexa Chung at Field Day Festival - 2012

Alexa Chung at Louis Vuitton fashion show, Shanghai- 19 July 2012

Alexa Chung New York Fashion Week - 10 February 2012

Alexa Chung at Chanel, Haute Couture Fashion Week - 03 July 2012

Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane at Scottish Fashion Awards - 11 June 2012

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Alexa Chung at the Launch Of The Alexa Chung For Madewell Fall 2011 Collection - 21 September 2011

Alexa Chung at Louis Vuitton show, Paris Fashion Week - 05 October 2011

Alexa Chung at Marc Jacobs show, New York Fashion Week - 13 September 2010

Alexa Chung at Yves Saint Laurent's New Fragrance 'Belle D'Opium', New York - 17 June 2010

Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs at Costume Institute Gala Benefit - 7 May 2012

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Alexa Chung at Chanel, Paris Fashion Week - 9 March 2010

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Alexa Chung in Chanel at British Fashion Awards, London - 07 December 2010

Alexa Chung in Erdem skirt at London Fashion Week - February 2012

Alexa Chung at Burberry show, London Fashion Week - 21 September 2010

Alexa Chung is the style icon who's spawned a thousand imitators. Since landing the gig of presenting T4's Popworld back in 2006 there's barely been a week when the fashion queen hasn't topped a best-dressed list (or three). In the latest issue of Grazia, our Big Fashion Issue in fact, we speak to Alexa about turning 30, work insecurities and how strange it is to see someone steal her style. Pick up your issue now to read the interview by Francesca Babb in full, but in the meantime, you can browse all our Alexa Chung Week content on Grazia Daily, from a fashion timeline and friendship map to her hairvolution and style rules...

Alexa Chung's signature style could be the most copied look on the planet. The breton tee, the chelsea boot and the duffel coat all had a comeback thanks to this well-turned out lady. You might think you understand her winning style formula, but where does Alexa find her inspiration? Well we have studied her book It, and pulled out her top 10 style tips for being a Chung. Plus pick up this week's issue of Grazia to find out Alexa's style tips for this season, from what nail varnish we should be buying to a Rihanna styling trick she is enjoying this season...

1. 'Nobody ever made high-waisted trousers and a tie look as good as Annie Hall. Her femininity, mixed with tomboyish silhouettes and scruffy thrown-together looks, is something I still reference heavily now'

2. 'My relationship with my denim hot pants is incredibly special'

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3. 'A navy blue jumper is potentially the most boring item anyone could design and yet it's my most important possession'

4. 'Dungarees- it's fine that only toddlers and me like those'

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5. 'Looking effortless takes a lot of effort. When I get new Converse I dedicate some time at home to shoving mud on them so they don’t look squeaky clean.'

6. 'Thank you, Jane Birkin, for providing me with infinite outfit ideas and the confidence to dress like a boy but act like a girl.'

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7. 'Wednesday Addams was probably the first character I saw to wear the Peter Pan collar. Match that with pigtails and gothy pale skin and she's pretty much my favourite style icon'

8. 'I think I was interested in ponies and all the relevant paraphernalia because of the fashion as much as the animals. That silhouette of skinny trousers, ankle boots and an oversized sweatshirt is one I never managed to get away from'

9. 'Practicality is high on my list... I'll always prefer a girl in an oversized t-shirt as oppsed to an undersized boob tube but that's because I'm a girl, or a tomboy, and not a boy'

10. 'Most of the things I wear today are a throwback to items I owned as a child, minus the multi-coloured harem trousers. You know what you like, so follow your gut'

See Alexa's greatest style hits in the gallery above...

For more on Alexa, visit our Alexa Chung Week page!


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