The Alexa Chung Outfits We Always Copy

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When you ask a fashion fan to name their style icons, there's a good chance Alexa Chung is on that list. The British model and designer has developed a look that, while all her own, always seems to catch the eyes of others in the know. So much so that this year, Chung finally launched an entire line inspired solely by her personal aesthetic.

Part of what makes Chung's style interesting is that while she's partial to classic pieces, she's still a risk-taker. It's equally likely she'll wear a suit on the red carpet as a fancy dress, and she can just as easily nail Converse and vintage as she can head-to-toe Miu Miu. Below, we're highlighting some of our favorite looks from over the years. It was hard to narrow it down, but we managed to pull it off. Check them out below, and prepare for major outfit envy.

Throw On a Quirky Bag

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Style Notes: To make an outfit of classic pieces pop, add an eye-catching bag boasting a statement print, unique shape, or unexpected texture à la Alexa.

On Alexa Chung: AlexaChung Checked Tweed Coat ($1000) and Hardcore T-shirt ($135); J.W.Anderson Checkboard Print Pierce Bag ($1870)

Rely on Fail-Safe Florals

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Style Notes: When it comes to timeless prints, there's nothing like a floral pattern to emanate pretty vibes (no matter the season). We love this souped-up take by Emilia Wickstead, featuring a deep sweetheart neckline and bow detailing at the waist.

On Alexa Chung: Emilia Wickstead dress

Try a Tux Look

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Style Notes: A classic suiting ensemble is always a do—especially surrounding the holiday season. Give the look a festive edge with a jewel-tone clutch and a marabou scarf. 

On Alexa Chung: AlexaChung Tuxedo Jacket ($375) and High Waist Trousers ($225)

Be Bold With Prints

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Style Notes: Painterly patterns may be an unconventional choice, but Alexa proves their strength in numbers. At Paris Fashion Week, she took head-to-toe prints for a spin in breezy separates and pulled off the look with aplomb. Sleek accessories kept the outfit overtly modern.

On Alexa Chung: Dior sweater and skirt

Mix Practical and Fun

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Style Notes: Travel style doesn't have to be boring. Adding French girl–chic espadrilles, a blazer, and a vacation-worthy hat to a classic jeans-and-tee combo makes her outfit stand out.

Go for Monochrome

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Style Notes: Don't feel like you have to stick with color. Black and white work just as well (especially with a red lip).

On Alexa Chung: 3.1 Phillip Lim suit

Slide Into Something Sheer

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Style Notes: Give a simple dress a new twist by styling a sheer blouse underneath.

On Alexa Chung: Miu Miu jumper and blouse; Valentino clutch; Chopard jewelry

Always Fall Back on Black Ankle Boots

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Style Notes: If there's one pair of shoes that works for any occasion, it's a pair of sleek black ankle boots.

On Alexa Chung: Miu Miu F/W 15 dress

Pair Sneakers With a Skirt

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Style Notes: Don't underestimate your favorite pair of sneakers. They go just as well with a maxi skirt as they would with a pair of jeans.

On Alexa Chung: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops in Black ($55)

Swap a Fancy Dress for a Standout Suit

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Style Notes: Have a black-tie occasion on the calendar? Consider swapping a dress for a cool suit instead.

On Alexa Chung: Thakoon suit; Anita Ko jewelry

Don't Be Afraid to Pair Masculine and Feminine Pieces

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Style Notes: Don't be afraid to mix and match a lace frock with a tough trench, especially for a cool daytime look.

On Alexa Chung: Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer The Frances Trench Coat (unavailable); Erdem Pre-Fall 16 lace dress

Try the Classics With a Twist

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Style Notes: Take classic items like a simple button-down or pencil skirt, but try a new color or pattern to make them feel fresh.

On Alexa Chung: Jones New York Polka-Dot Roll-Sleeve Blouse (sold out); Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt; Tabitha Simmons ankle boots; Mark Cross Grace Small Leather Box Bag in Black ($2505)

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