Full skirts and prim, pointed-toe shoes have been on heavy rotation in Alexa Chung’s repertoire for a while now, yet we never seem to tire of the tastemaker’s soignee style. At the J.W. Anderson F/W 13 show in London last month, Chung showcased another version of her modern ladylike look, this time pairing a vintage fisherman sweater with a J.W. Anderson for Topshop pleated leather skirt and Christian Louboutin bow-bedecked flats for a British-countryside-meets-Parisian-chic result. While the mix of textures adds intrigue, the soft neutral tones keep the overall look feeling polished, not prissy. Get the full scoop on why her outfit is an instant success below!
Earrings: Small, sparkly earrings add a touch of glamour and elegance to understated separates.
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Sweater: A classic cable knit makes a leather skirt more approachable. It’s casual enough for daywear, and when styled with the right pieces, is chic enough for night too.
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Skirt: A pleated leather skirt in a similar neutral or cream colour instantly elevates the sweater’s casual vibe, while adding a contemporary element to the overall ensemble.
Similar Essentials: PJK Patterson J. Kincaid Pleated Leather Miniskirt ($298); DKNY Coated Cotton Twill Pleated Skirt ($160); Valentino Knee Length Skirt ($122).
Flats: A subtle pointed-toe flat with bow details is the perfect blend of low-maintenance and ladylike appeal.
Similar Essentials: Corso Como Tawna Pointed Toe Flats ($99); Marais USA Bow Skimmer ($40); Nine West Kilianna Flats ($69).