12 March 2013 by

Alexa Chung's Style Rules: Follow Diane Kruger's Lead, Always Shop Solo And Never Wear The Exact Same Outfit Twice

Alexa Chung's wardrobe is the envy of girls the world over, but as she told the Telegraph this week her fashion rules are really kind of simple. Renowned for her to ability to mix classic pieces with the latest trends off the runway and make the look fresh with a retro twist, it seems that like the rest of us Chung needs a little assistance to decide what to wear. From following a fashion hero to going solo, discover the star's style advice...

1. Pick your fashion icon wisely

Alexa has long been known as a fan of sixties star Jane Birkin, with whom she shares in common not only an off-beat sense of style, but the fact that she's had a designer handbag named after her. It turns out that current red carpet favourite Diane Kruger also peaks Chung's interest and we can see that the three women share a brave and at times unconventional approach to getting all dressed up.

2. Experiment with your 'do

When Alexa's bob became more famous than Anna Wintour's, she could easily have got stuck in a hair rut. However, ruts are not the brunette beauty's style. She's been dark chocolate, ombre, with fringe, without a fringe, straight, curly, wispy, tousled and just about every other style in between and for that effort we salute her (and her hairstylist George Northwood). Find out how to recreate Alexa's hair looks here.

3. Don't wear the same outfit twice!

That's not to say you can't wear the same item twice - that would be wasteful and go against Alexa's ethical principles - but try not to wear it in the same arrangement. Chung says "I never revisit the same item in the same outfit twice, as even swapping a shirt under your jumper can update the look."

4. Shop alone

Very wise advice indeed. You avoid having to traipse around shops that you don't like and you wont get cajoled into buying something that doesn't suit you by an overzealous companion. You wouldn't want to go shopping with Alexa either as she confessed: "I always go shopping alone, as I don't like getting tied down by someone um-ing and ah-ing over a shoe. I'll start off being polite but soon run out of patience, and say things like, 'They make your feet look massive.'" Harsh!

5. Experiment with your staple items

While not averse to wearing the latest runway creations by the likes of Erdem and Christopher, Alexa knows what she likes and she knows what suits her. Take dungarees for example, a total Chung staple, but never boring because she'll wear them in different ways from long and rolled up to micro mini, with heels to without heels and over a jumper to under a cardigan.

Want more Alexa Chung inspiration? Take a look through her biggest style hits below...

Alexa Chung in New York - 19 June 2014 

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Alexa Chung wearing Carven, New York - 18 June 2014 

Alexa Chung attends the 'Charles James Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala in May 2014

Alexa Chung attends the 2014 Future Of Fashion Runway Show at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York

Alexa Chung is seen strolling on the 'Rue de Rivoli' in March

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


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Caroline Enfissi (Tue Mar 12 17:16:43 GMT 2013): I'm sorry but she is still too thin and her legs are awful and not improved by clumpy shoes. By the way she doesn't peak our interest - she piques it. Spell checker is not infallible.
Mary Barber Fray (Tue Mar 12 23:00:07 GMT 2013): I am so glad I am not the only one who spotted the spelling error...