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June 18, 2012  | by: Latonya Darrisaw

Alexa Chung (Photo courtesy of The Collective Ink)

In London, Alexa Chung may be known for her TV hosting gigs, but here in the states she is famous for her effortless style and streetwear ensembles. Traveling between New York and London, Alexa is often photographed wearing tomboy styles to more girly dresses and everything in between.

The British star has a unique take on trends that’s both quirky and fashion-forward. We love the way she mixes high-end pieces with more vintage styles. Her style ranges from unpredictable and modern to eccentric and edgy. The looks below show why Alexa Chung is fashion’s “it” girl and how she became the connoisseur of cool street style.

Alexa Chung goes graphic in East Village

Alexa has a knack for mixing prints and wearing retro dresses. In New York’s East Village, she was beautiful in an Orla Kiely abstract print dress. The neckline and graphic black and white colors take this simple silhouette from “plain Jane” to super sophisticated. Allowing the dress to be the main focal point, Alexa skipped the jewelry. She completed the look with black shades and cute black sandals.

Alexa Chung at British Designers Collective (Photo courtesy of Bauer Griffin)

Alexa was the spokesperson for the British Designers Collective back in March, and she was spotted in her usual uniform: half-girly and half-retro. In a long-sleeved Bella Freud slogan tee, floral printed Celine skirt and her signature Nicholas Kirkwood loafers, Alexa was the epitome of hipster chic. This outfit is perfect for a stroll or an outing, and although the skirt is a bold choice, it works with the simple black vintage tee and flats.

Alexa heads to the airport in denim (Photo courtesy of Pacific Coast News)

On her way to the airport, Alexa hinted at LBD’s being a thing of the past. It’s all about LDD’s (little denim dresses). She looked amazing, even though she was dragging huge cargo behind her. The Stella McCartney denim dress and Mary Jane flats got an instant style upgrade with Alexa’s fun-in-the-sun pink shades and peter pan collar shirt underneath.  Since the denim sheath serves as a blank slate, the possibilities are endless when it comes to accessorizing, or you can leave it simple as seen on Alexa.

What do you think of Alexa’s street style? Are you inspired by her risk-taking approach when it comes to fashion? How would you mix up some of these pieces into your own wardrobe?

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