While we don’t like to play favorites here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, we have to admit that we have a soft spot for Alexa Chung. After all, whether she is striding through the streets of New York City in a playful polka-dot shirt or working vintage pieces to perfection, you can guarantee she will always stand out from the crowd thanks to her quirky-cool sense of style. Accordingly, we knew Alexa was the perfect muse for our latest Seasonal Style story, so we rounded up four of her best ensembles to discover how her style evolves from season to season. Read on for all the need-to-know details!
Earlier this month, Alexa was spotted out and about in New York City wearing a polka-dot button-down, denim shorts, and a pair of worn-in sneakers. There are many things to love about this outfit, but we are particularly smitten with the casual-meets-chic feeling. You see, while her shorts and sneakers have a relaxed vibe—an absolute necessity in summer—Alexa’s shirt gives the ensemble a stylish twist thanks to its bold, bright print. It also ensures that Alexa will stand out from the pack! To give Alexa’s playful summer style a try, pick up Topshop’s Spot Collar Front Tee ($56) and Current/Elliott’s The High Waisted Denim Shorts ($68.25). Then, simply add Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Stars ($40.50) and you are all set.
Back in November, in the later days of fall, Alexa attended the launch of Google’s Boutiques.com shopping site in New York City. Her outfit? A tie-dye Proenza Schouler dress, a pair of Prada platforms, and black tights. We think Alexa’s look is perfect for fall. It features a warm color palette, but still catches the eye. It is cozy enough for cold nights, but is not overwhelmed with heavy layers. And not only does it work for a nighttime event, but it would be just as suitable for a daytime event. To give Alexa’s fall style a spin, pick up Rebecca Taylor’s Ghost Flower Dress ($325) or Parker’s Printed Faux-Wrap Dress ($242). Complete the look with Rachel Zoe’s Suede Platform Sandals ($295) and a pair of thick knit tights.
As you can see, transitioning from season to season often just requires a few small tweaks. For instance, in February, Alexa was spotted at London Fashion Week wearing a striped mini dress, a beige Burberry trench, lace-up booties, and tights. By picking out one statement piece—in this case, her printed dress—and surrounding it with classic pieces, Alexa has created a look that stays true to her quirky-chic aesthetic. The only real difference between her fall look and her winter look? A timeless trench. To create a similarly stylish look, pick up Forever 21’s Striped Knit Dress ($11.50) and pair it with Plastic Island’s Onassis Trench Coat ($199). Then, accessorize with DV Whatt’s Lace Up Heeled Ankle Boots ($189.63), ASOS’s Leather Mini Twist Lock Saddle Bag ($25.86), and black tights.
In May, Alexa attended an event in New York City wearing a printed shirt dress and black ankle boots and carrying a burnt-red satchel. We love the way Alexa has given her vintage-inspired dress a contemporary twist by pairing it with modern accessories. In addition, we love how effortless her spring ensemble looks—with just a few smart styling choices, Alexa has created a cool look with a carefree vibe. To put together a similarly unfussy ensemble, pick up See By Chloe’s Shirt Blouse Dress ($365) or Pixie Market’s Eyehook Navy Petal Dress ($73). Add a pair of Butter’s Solar Ankle Booties ($229.36) and then finish your look with ASOS’s Metal Keeper Patent Super Skinny Waist Belt ($10.34) and Aldo’s Klingner Bag ($38).
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