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...
In Alexa Chung's style scrapbook 'It' she reveals that horses were her first love, as she grew up in a town with more horses than people. She writes: 'Looking back on it now, 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.'
Alexa Chung's postcode has her down as a New Yorker, but she isn't phased by a little mud. Alexa is a country girl at heart, as she champions British classics such as the school duffel coat, the Mulberry leather bag and a classic riding boot. She brings a little bit of Somerset to the Madison Avenue, as the riding lesson look is Alexa's go to in New York too.
Her country look is easy to copy, as proven by the army of Alexas invading festival campsites across Britain each and every summer. Alexa wrote in 'It' of her headlining festival fashion: 'Generally, looking as though you could potentially be in the band and not just with the band is a great way to sneak backstage.'
To get her country look you'll need a school girl coat, a skinny jean, a breton tee, some chelsea boots and a fedora. Oh and a navy jumper; Alexa really likes those. You'll also find a leather jacket, denim cut-offs, dungarees and pinafores tucked in her LV luggage, along with a Glastonbury backstage pass and a floral garland, natch.
Take a look through the gallery below to see our top 30 country buys...
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