Who hasn't cited brit it girl Alexa Chung as a major source of fashion inspiration? She always looks girly without being precious, modest without being stuffy, and polished without being too proper. Find out how to get her fun and springy look below!
Start with the leopard miniskirt.
Alexa's is semi-high-waisted, to perfectly tuck a sweater or blouse into, and to not look too bare with its short hem. The fabric is somewhat heavy and structured, appropriate for warm weather but will also carry well into fall layered over tights. Alexa's is a faux fur as well, which is great but not a must. Find similar options here and here.
Next is the yellow crewneck sweater.
Alexa dresses down her ladylike look with a cute yellow sweater that almost looks like a sweatshirt. The butter yellow is so happy and summery, and tones down the nighttime vibes of the leopard print. Pick a sweater with a crewneck to avoid showing too much skin (those are pretty short miniskirts!). Great options here and here.
Now the adorable bow flats.
Alexa's pair contrasts the girly bows with a metallic sheen that keeps them young and cool. Pick a pair with a pointy toe, which goes well with the miniskirt look. You don't need to find her exact shoe, but either a metallic pointed-toe flat with some embellishment or a pointed-toe flat with a bow will work. Find great options here, here, and here.
Finish the look with Alexa's box purse.
Though it's a chain strap, Alexa carries her purse like a clutch, serving double-duty. Her's is Chanel, but you definitely don't need to spend big bucks to get a similar look. Look for a box clutch in a pretty pastel to match the sweetness of the butter yellow sweater. Find similar styles here and here.
Don't forget to braid your hair into two pigtails before you walk out the door!