30 Top Buys To Get Alexa Chung's Red Carpet Style: SHOPPING FIX

22 November 2013 by

From Alternative LBDS To Revised Retro Glamour, Alexa Always Toys With The Red Carpet Formula (Getty)

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...

Unless you're Miranda Kerr where the pavement is your catwalk, the red carpet is THE place to show-off your fashion prowess if one wants to establish themselves as a formidable fashion icon. Over the years, away from the T4 couch, Alexa Chung has established herself as exactly that by swaggering down many a red carpet.

The fashion formula is never the same for Alexa, whilst she is a woman with distinct style she always toys with the traditional carpet uniform. Indeed even the ‘if nothing else fails I will go for an LBD’ rule goes out of the window with Miss Chung. Take the Met Ball this year where Alexa opted for a black sheer panelled dress from Erdem or the Longchamp London Fashion Week soiree when she was a vision in vinyl, wearing a Jonathan Saunders black dress.

Alexa Is A Big Fan Of Sixties Siren Looks Teamed With An Ankle Strap Shoe (Getty)

However, if we were to trace a trend, Alexa loves dresses with a vintage vibe. For the Grammy Awards this year she wore a full skirted, printed dress from Valentino which had a fifties feel, and a 1960s inspired dress also seems to be her go-to with an ankle strap shoe thrown into the mix.

Accessorising in an understated way is also key to Alexa’s style success on the red carpet. The jewellery is always minimal and this allows her to make more of a statement, take for instance her Carven look for the GQ Awards earlier this year. Looking pretty in pleated pink, Alexa accessorised the outfit with a Chanel No.5 perfume clutch bag. Indeed when the go-to ankle strap shoe is not the flavour of the day Alexa will opt for something a little more fun, including some feline footwear in the form of Charlotte Olympia cat pumps or some Nicholas Kirkwood ankle boots to mix in some masculinity with her more feminine dresses.

Tapping Into Tailoring On The Red Carpet (Getty)

Always willing to embrace her inner tom boy, Alexa is regularly seen tapping into tailoring. Just last month at the 30th Annual Fashion Group International Night of Stars, Alexa wore a Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2014 asymmetric suit, accessorised with encrusted broaches. For a relaxed version of red carpet dressing Alexa will also look to tailoring, and has even been known to rock a pinafore jumpsuit.

You can’t go wrong with turning to Alexa’s red carpet look for party wear inspiration so check out our gallery of instantly shoppable items below to get the Chung-tastic look for yourself...

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

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Alexa either opts for a fashion forward flat or a ankle strap heel


Heeled sandals, £55, [a href="http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,37/1324900079">OFFICE[/a]

Ankle strap low block heels, £59, [a href="http://www.kurtgeiger.com/lauren-red-pony-40-kg-kurt-geiger-shoe.html">Kurt Geiger[/a]

Contrast toe, £160, [a href="http://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/flats/lille-black-patent-41-kurt-geiger-london-shoe.html">Kurt Geiger[/a]

Silver low block heels, £35, [a href="http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-SOCIAL-Pointed-Heels/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2776104&SearchQuery=SILVER%20SHOES&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Silver">ASOS[/a]

Tap into some tweed from ASOS.

Dress, £22, [a href="http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Tweed-Dress-in-Pastel/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1840993&WT.ac=rec_viewed">ASOS[/a]

Cover yourself in Carven

Top, £363, [a href="http://www.my-wardrobe.com/carven/taffetta-twill-long-sleeve-top-228962">Carven at my-wardrob.com[/a]

Skirt, £297, [a href="http://www.my-wardrobe.com/carven/taffetta-twill-pencil-skirt-436365">Carven at my-wardrobe.com[/a]

Alexa regularly opts for feline footwear to mix-up the standard heels and dress red carpet formula.

Shoes, £465, [a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/364303">Charlotte Olympia at Net-a-porter[/a]

Go for gothic in Christopher Kane.

Dress, £1299, [a href="http://www.harrods.com/product/velvet-loop-tape-off-the-shoulder-dress//brand/christopher-kane/000000000003438614">Christopher Kane at Harrods[/a]

At the MET ball this year Alexa opted for sheer panelled Erdem.

Dress, £1260,Erdem at [a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/164212">Matchesfashion.com[/a]

Tap into tuxedo dressing as an alternative party look, a-la Chung.

Tuxedo suit, £3625, [a href="http://www.harrods.com/product/satin-hem-suit/giorgio-armani/000000000003243452?cat1=new-women&cat2=new-women-jackets">Giorgio Armani at Harrods [/a]

Alexa was a vinyl visionary at London Fashion Week earlier this year in Jonathan Saunders

Dress, £850, [a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/383120">Jonathan Saunders at Net-a-porter[/a]

Picking a pinafore is another way to update your party look.

Pinafore jumpsuit, £29.99, [a href="http://www.asos.com/Daisy-Street/Daisy-Street-Jumpsuit/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3375559&SearchQuery=daisy%20street&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black">Daisy Street at ASOS[/a]

Alexa wore some Tudor Tailoring from Marios Schwab at London Fashion Week this year

Dress, £1395, Marios Schwab at Selfridges

Add shirting to your florals

Dress,£3440, [a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/157076">Christopher Kane at Matchesfashion.com[/a]

Shirt, £75, [a href="http://www.whistles.co.uk/search?performSearch=true&productsPerPage=60&keywords=shirt#product=903000060870">Whistles[/a]

Don a dinner jacket, like this Mango option.

Jacket, £69.99, [a href="http://shop.mango.com/GB/p0/mango/clothing/double-breasted-suit-blazer/?id=13067528_02&n=1&s=prendas.americanas&ident=0__1_0_1384774781840">Mango[/a]

Trousers, £34.99, [a href="http://shop.mango.com/GB/p0/mango/satin-detail-tapered-trousers/?id=13057528_02&n=0&ie=0&ts=1384774781840">Mango[/a]

Earlier this year Alexa clutched a Chanel No.5 perfume bottle bag. Follow suit with this Charlotte Olympia option.

Toughen up a dress with an ankle boot

Boot, £680, [a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/159518">Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem at Matchesfashion.com[/a]

Go sheer and inject a blast of colour with a red shoe


Tulle skirt, £310, [a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/380615">Alice+Olivia at Net-a-porter[/a]

Lace skirt, £500, [a href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Womenswear/Categories/Shop-Clothing/Skirts/Mini/Lace-skirt_236-3002350-530J35/?previewAttribute=Sky+blue">Carven at Selfridges[/a]

Sheer shirt, £245, [a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/378817">ALICE by Temperley at Net-a-porter[/a]

Red shoe, £50, [a href="http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,37/1512660000">Office[/a]

Printed shirt, £285, [a href="http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty//Blue-Sea-Fan-Print-Sheer-Silk-Shirt/89389">Equipment at Liberty[/a]

Alexa loves a vintage inspired dress for any red carpet occassion. Snap up this dress from Topshop.

Dress, £70, [a href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/dresses-442/duchess-satin-skater-dress-2452222?bi=1&ps=200">Topshop[/a]

Alexa wore THE shoe of the season, the ankle strap Valentino heels at the Grammy Awards this year. There is a colour-way for every occassion.

Embossed leather pumps, £625, [a href="http://www.stylebop.com/gb/product_details.php?id=486346&partner=shopstyle&campaign=Kooperation%2Fshopstyle%2Fgbp&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=shopstyle&utm_campaign=productfeed&ia-pmtrack=56971310&campaign=affiliate/linkshare/uk/&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=adsuk&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-cYtb7qRYigzxm.FbcUxa8Q">Valentino at Shopbop.com[/a]

Nude ankle strap, £457.29, [a href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/534369-designer-valentino-garavani-ankle-strap-pump-item-10436482.aspx">Valentino Garavani at Farfetch.com[/a]

Go sixties siren in Warehouse

Dress, £55, [a href="http://www.warehouse.co.uk/organza-insert-dress/dresses/warehouse/fcp-product/6213105130">Warehouse[/a]


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