The best of Alexa Chung's debut collection

Jenessa Williams

She's one of the most photographed style icons of recent years, and now, fresh from her collection with Marks and Spencer, Alexa Chung is letting us into her closet by launching her own clothing line. Here are our favourite looks…

One of the most long-awaited celebrity launches so far, Alexa Chung has finally made her full foray into design. Launching late last month, alexachung.com heralded a new age in her career, building upon the success of her M&S collaborations to create something instantly synonymous with the brand she has built as a style influencer and presenter over the last ten years.

Blending rock and roll glam with more girly, preppy looks, Alexa Chung’s collection is small but well curated, offering up versatile styles that fit within the mid-to-high luxury range.

A significant step up for those more used to seeing her image on the high street, the prices may seem intimidating but offer a serious longevity that is tempting the RD team to part with some serious cash…

 

Country fields

country fields

The Tudor collar on this dainty, watercolour print blouse (£265) would work as well on it’s own as it would layered under dresses or a cashmere sweater.

Pick out the coral tones by pairing it with this standout pinafore (£325), offering whimsy in its shorter skirt and cute button details. A mini skirt doesn’t need any extra height so keep things simple with tights and flat shoes. These loafers are £260 and will work across various outfits.

 

Fresh and floaty

Ideal for low-key weddings or summer parties, the white Broderie Anglaise gown (£445) is classic Alexa—we can imagine her hoiking this up with welly boots to dance the night away at a festival.

We prefer it as an event look, adding a touch of colour with the multi-strap ballerina flats in a beautiful candy pink (£280). Counter the prettiness with a statement bracelet—the ‘severed hand’ chain (£165) may be a little much for some but provides a fantastic quirky talking piece

 

Candy casuals

Our favourite piece from the collection, the frill polo shirt (£330) is the stuff of Wes Anderson fantasy—feminine without being immature and perfectly topped off with the burgundy trim, it would flatter all skin tones.

To allow it to shine, we’ve paired it with a hallmark of the Alexa collection—a well-cut denim midi skirt that rivals luxury denim brands at £225.

Finish a look with a simple pump. These ballet flats come in black and red and will perfectly recall a chicer version of the regulation school numbers that were popular in the 1940s.

 

Beetlejuiced

Pinstripes aren’t for the fainthearted, but if you’re looking to make an impact at a big event then this suit is a perfect fit for the bill.

Harking back to the days of 70s tailoring and androgynous dressing, wear as separates or rock both together. The suit jackets and trousers are £635 and £350 respectively.

Silver mules (£340) will maintain the glam factor but ensure walkability, these are arguably one of the more practical heels in the collection.

 

Daytime down dressing

Slogan t-shirts have unsurprisingly been the roaring success of the collection so far. At time of writing several have already sold out and are adorning celebrities and bloggers alike.

Our favourite is luckily still in stock—featuring a painting print of George Harrison done by Alexa herself, it’s the perfect amount of quirky when paired with simple boyfriend jeans (£230) and a lovely colour block cardigan, available in two colourways and selling for £285.

 

Full-length florals

full length florals

As we know, florals never go out of style, which is why this £485 number could be the perfect investment. It’s all in the small details—the flattering cape, retro D-ring zip and softly puffed sleeves all offer a certain wearable luxury that sets it apart from your usual high street frock.

Avoid looking frumpy with this casual jacket (£450) and a strong heel. A slight twist on the traditional patent heel, this vampy pair (£390) will lift the hemline and break up the heavy pattern. 

 

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