I don't like to sound like a screaming fan—I really don't—but I would be lying if I didn't say that I've been a big fan of Alexa Chung's style for the last 13 years. Long before Instagram was even a twinkle in the internet's eye and when Kim Kardashian was just another reality TV star, I was fawning over the quirky-cool stylings of young Chung in her Popworld and T4 presenter days. Over the intervening years, we've watched as her stardom has ascended: Chanel muse, It girl, fashion-week darling, and, of course, a fashion designer in her own right. Oh, how far we've come.
While the world has changed and my personal style has evolved from teen to twenty-something, Chung's sartorial appeal is unwavering. She continues to dole out winning ensembles to a new generation of fashion lovers, and I feel like it is a testament to her taste that outfits from over six years ago still feel as fresh as ever. Looking back, there are so many looks that I would happily re-create now.
From statement trenches to pitch-perfect tailoring, I made a trip down memory lane to find the five Alexa Chung street style outfits that have stood the test of time. Scroll down to see and shop the looks.
Chung knows her tailoring, and this fashion-week look from February 2019 demonstrates her expert ability to handle a nonchalant line. The chunky sandals and cinching belt finish the look off nicely.
Sometimes, all you need is one hero item, as seen in this LFW shot. Alexa's stunning Simone Rocha trench only needs a pair of kick-flare jeans (obvs) and white sneakers to truly shine.
Despite being more of a trousers gal, Chung makes a good case for the just-above-the-knee skirt in this outfit from 2015. I'm so into the graphic wrap-skirt silhouette paired with the cosy roll-neck knit.