Alexa Chung’s European Summer Capsule Wardrobe Relies Heavily on One Item

European summer is officially underway, and as celebrities flock to the continent's most beautiful coasts, our holiday outfit Pinterest boards are receiving a healthy top-up of inspiration.

Alexa Chung has taken her summer adventures to the Greek island of Hydra, with a suitcase full of enviable looks in tandem. Off the back of a trip to the Italian coast, when Chung grabbed our attention with her playful take on Italian dressingthe model and designer is now gracing us with an extended lesson in European summer styling.


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Alexa Chung styles a silky white mini from Anna October with ballet flats.

As temperatures spike to an all-time high, dressing for summer in mainland Europe first and foremost calls for clothes that keep you cool. In pursuit of remaining comfortable throughout the day, Chung styled a silky white minidress from Ukrainian brand Anna October with the season's favourite Miu Miu ballet flats

Just weeks prior, she broke in her ballet flats in London, wearing them with juxtaposing leopard capri pants and an oversized white shirt, before packing them up for the Amalfi Coast and channeling balletcore with a voluminous flared dress.


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Alexa Chung channels balletcore with her Italian wardrobe.

As we've learnt from past summers, a light layer can be the trick to keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the day, taking it off and putting it back on as the temperature decrees. Whilst we're back home digging around for thicker layers than usual to withstand the chilly summer, under the Greek sun Alexa opted for a light knit cardigan draped over a sheer top. She styled the breezy look with a billowy white skirt from cult brand Dôen and a woven raffia basket bag from Rouje.


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To fair the warm weather, Alexa styled her white Dôen skirt with kitten-heel flip-flops from Toteme.

As warm as the days can get, summer nights in Europe are known to drop down many degrees, so a stylish layer won't go amiss. 


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In holiday mode Alexa wore her signature button up thrown over a beach-side look.

Bringing a distinctly out-of-office twist to an otherwise weekday favourite, Chung styled a blue pinstriped shirt layered loosely over a crop top and high-waisted shorts, finished off with Vibi Venezia's velvet flats. These shoes are another winner where cobbled streets and cascading steps are involved.


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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.