Alexa Chung: Style Icon

When I was a teenager I discovered Freshly Squeezed, a music show on T4 that aired every weekday morning. Every day before school, I’d catch a glimpse of some amazing world; packed with cool bands, hilarity and stylish presenters. Maybe this is embarrassing to admit, but as a fifteen year old, I loved it.

The presenter that really caught my eye was a husky voiced, long legged lady with long messy brown hair and an awkward laugh.

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Her name was Alexa Chung. Yep, the Alexa Chung. She quickly became an idol of mine. She was looked, dressed and spoke differently to any other celebrity I’d seen. I was starting to enter that “forging your identity” stage of teendom and I loved her individuality. Ironically, it was an individuality I strived to mimic. When she got that famous Alexa bob, I ran straight to the hairdressers. Unfortunately, I looked like a middle aged anchor woman. You live and learn. I hadn’t quite achieved the right balance between “inspiration” and “individuality” back then.

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I think if I had to encapsulated Alexa’s style, I could do it with these three outfits:

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Since then, I have been perpetually enthralled by cute mini dresses, peter pan collars, band t-shirts, skinny jeans, black boots and satchels. Honestly, my style hasn’t changed a huge amount in the last 6/7 years. I’ve got a little more daring and I know a lot more about what suits me, but the fundamentals are the same!

This is almost a “Throwback Thursday” albeit a day early, but it’s amazing to see how huge the Alexa Chung phenomenon has become. Clearly I wasn’t the only person who became beguiled by her offbeat and casual style.

Oh, and it’s actually Alexa who introduced me to some of my favourite icons: Bardot, Christie, Hardy…  I wonder if they’d still be my inspirations if I had watched ITV instead of Channel 4 in the mornings?

I have a very excited day tomorrow – a visit to London followed by (and I know this sounds lame) some epic TV – the new series of Top Model followed by Question Time featuring Russell Brand. I hope I’m still awake after the day’s adventures!

I hope you all have fantastic weeks! Catch up soon –

Nikki

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2 thoughts on “Alexa Chung: Style Icon

    • I was such an Alexa fan-girl! I kinda miss the pre-mega famous days when she wore more High Street clothes though. I enjoy seeing people wearing clothes I can actually afford…

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