30 Top Buys To Get Alexa Chung's Granny-Chic Look: SHOPPING FIX

22 November 2013 by

Alexa's nana-cool often includes calf-skimming skirts and cosy knits [Rex]

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...

Just as easily as she can turn her styling tricks to the high glamour of a red carpet, Alexa Chung’s default look often includes an element or two of granny chic. Her cable knit jumper collection is good enough for us to imagine she has a NYC set-up knitting nanas in residence. Then there’s the clever way that Alexa manages to make dowdy skirts and ribbed woollen tights actually look sexy with the addition of chunky platforms in the place of orthopaedic lace-ups and tousled hair instead of a purple rinse. Let us not forget, she is the one, after all, who brought the Russell & Bromley loafers back to our attention. And for that, we’re ever thankful.

More so than ever this season is granny-tastic, with many designers taking direct inspo from their beloved family members. Herringbone tweeds, low-heeled courts, lady-length hem-lines, skirt suits, pearl jewellery, soft pastels, cuddly fabrics and high collared blouses have contributed to creating a much friendlier landscape for autumn/winter 2013. And with Miss Chung featuring as cover star in this week’s issue of Grazia, it seems appropriate timing to crack out the bourbons, stick on the kettle, set up the bridge game after tea and get nana-fied in the wardrobe department.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the best nana-chic buys available today…

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

GALLERY >> Scroll through for the best 30 buys to nail Alexa Chung's nana-cool wardrobe >>

1. ASOS Earrings

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Vintage-Look-Pearl-PARIS-NEW-YORK-Earrings/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2955312&SearchRedirect=true&SearchQuery=new%20york%20earrings">£8 www.asos.com[/a]

2. Aspinal Of London silk scarf

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.aspinaloflondon.com/products/silk-scarf-with-green-horse-shoe-and-stirrup">£79 www.aspinaloflondon.com[/a]

3. Boden slingbacks

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-GB/Womens-Shoes-Boots/Heels/AR568/Womens-Sixties-Slingbacks.html?NavGroupID=11">Was £99 now £49.50 (depending on size) www.Boden.co.uk[/a]

4. Butler & Wilson brooch

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.butlerandwilson.co.uk/shop?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=6243&category_id=114&keyword=star+brooch">£148 at www.butlerandwilson.co.uk[/a]

5. Carven jumper

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.avenue32.com/whats-new/pink-angora-turtleneck-53601.html">£410 at www.Avenue32.com[/a]

6. Comme des Garcons houndstooth trousers

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/comme-des-garcons-houndstooth-check-trouser-item-10508433.aspx?storeid=9111">£404.52 at www.Farfetch.com[/a]

7. Dolce & Gabbana shift dress

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/etuikleid-mit-macramespitze.html">£999 at www.MyTheresa.com[/a]

8. Emilia Wickstead dress

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/168106">£975 at www.MatchesFashion.com[/a]

9. Nomad tweed skirt

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/nomad-isle-od-mull-keystone-tweed-skirt-item-10557675.aspx?storeid=9195">£450 at www.Farfetch.com[/a]

10. Jil Sander Navy bag

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/166146">£590 at www.MatchesFashion.com[/a]

11. John Lewis pearl necklace

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-faux-graduating-pearl-necklace-white/p231618962">£18 at JohnLewis.com[/a]

12. Les Nereides Earrings

[a target="_blank" href="http://shop.lesnereides.com/bonsoir/2470-bonsoir-earrings-with-resin-flower-and--sweet-water-pearls.html">Approx £75 at LesNereides.com[/a]

13. Marc Jacobs cardigan

[a target="_blank" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/product/379768">£810 at Net-A-Porter.com[/a]

14. Marc Jacobs sequin pencil skirt

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/155984?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500">£1550 at MatchesFashion.com[/a]

15. Maison Martin Margiela gloves

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.luisaviaroma.com/index.aspx#ItemSrv.ashx|SeasonId=58I&CollectionId=M6A&ItemId=12&SeasonMemoCode=actual&GenderMemoCode=women&CategoryId=&SubLineId=accessories">£380 at LuisaViaRoma.com[/a]

16. Matalan jumper

[a href="http://www.matalan.co.uk/events/christmas/womens-christmas-gifts/s2531604/falmer-bobble-knit-jumper?utm_source=437947&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Affilinet">£25 at Matalan.co.uk[/a]

17. Me & Em skirt suit

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.meandem.com/collection/boucl%C3%A9-mini-skirt/products_id/1631/cPath/1007_1008_1017">Skirt £88 [/a]and [a target="_blank" href="http://www.meandem.com/collection/coming-soon/swing-boucl%C3%A9-jacket/products_id/1629/cPath/876_884_1002">jacket £248 at MeAndEm.com[/a]

18. Meadham Kirchhoff hair clips

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.avenue32.com/accessories/all-accessories/gold-crystal-arrow-bobby-pins-81201.html">£105 at Avenue32.com[/a]

19. Monsoon faux fur stole

[a target="_blank" href="http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_26,mon_1.24/4431940500?skipRedirection=true&utm_campaign=uk-affiliates&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=linkshare&utm_content=uk-affiliates&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-zgCYrk3Q647J2S1AjJzHiQ&cm_mmc=linkshare-_-linkbuilder-_-linkbuilder-_-linkbuilder">£29 at Monsoon.co.uk[/a]

20. Needle It jumper

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.needleit.co.uk/knitwear/rome-cable-knit-jumper/?colour=37">£145 at NeedleIt.co.uk[/a]

21. Next tights

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.next.co.uk/g7492s3#872282g74">£9 at Next.co.uk[/a]

22. Nicholas Kirkwood flats

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/LS8R52730003/183/erdem-lizard-embossed-leather-loafers">£420 at BrownsFashion.com[/a]

23. Office loafers

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,30/1162702740">£65 at Office.co.uk[/a]

24. River Island coat

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.riverisland.com/women/coats--jackets/coats/White-oversized-coat-646880">£90 at RiverIsland.com[/a]

25. Rochas mary-janes

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.shoescribe.com/gb/women/pumps_cod44582591id.html">£430 at ShoeScribe.com[/a]

26. Russell & Bromley midi heels

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.russellandbromley.co.uk/heels/chic-pump/invt/235599">£175 at RussellAndBromley.co.uk[/a]

27. Stella McCartney cloche hat

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty//Beige-Wide-Brim-Hat/91795?awc=3487_1384170393_c79c47a9daaec98c3a06482b7f16d045&utm_source=Aff&utm_medium=AffiliateWindow&utm_campaign=Affiliate">£185 at Liberty.co.uk[/a]

28. Topshop bag

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/bags-accessories-1702216/bags-purses-462/smart-croc-crossbody-bag-2385944?bi=61&ps=20">£28 at Topshop.com[/a]

29. Topshop skirt

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=pink+skirt&storeId=12556&productId=11980293&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33057">£55 at Topshop.com[/a]

30. Vintage Optical Shop spectacles

[a target="_blank" href="http://vintageopticalshop.com/vintage-tortoise-cat-eye-glasses-3.html">Approx £73 at VintageOpticalShop.com[/a]


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