Alexa Chung, Queen of Cool

The host of It's On with Alexa Chung makes looking good look easy — yeah, she's that girl — with a deft mix of high and low style.

August 5, 2009 12:00 AM
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

Tweed jacket, price upon request, Oscar de la Renta; denim jacket, $595, DSquared2; skirt, $620, Luella; tights, $28, Emilio Cavallini; shoes, $470, Church's; ring and necklace, Alexa's own.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

"I believe in dressing to suit your shape. I don't have cleavage, so I flash my long legs instead."

Top, $560, Alexander Wang; tights, $28, Emilio Cavallini; shoes, $1195, Christian Louboutin; belt, price upon request, Nanette Lepore; ring, $430, Pamela Love Jewelry; necklace, Alexa's own.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

Jacket, price upon request, Stella McCartney; romper, $395, Diesel Black Gold; scarf, $75, Huit Huit; sword necklace, price upon request, Wendy Brandes; bullet necklace, $1455, Miansai; tights, $28, Emilio Cavallini. Jacket, price upon request, Stella McCartney; romper, $395, Diesel Black Gold; scarf, $75, Huit Huit; sword necklace, price upon request, Wendy Brandes; bullet necklace, $1455, Miansai; tights, $28, Emilio Cavallini.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

"I like serious fashion for girls who don't take fashion too seriously. Luella does this brilliantly."

Top, $370, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony; skirt, $345, Antik Batik; bag, $1446, Luella; ring, Alexa's own.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

Essential Bargains:

• Topshop skinny jeans
• American Apparel miniskirts in jersey material
• Vintage T-shirts
• J.Crew blazers, shorts, and cardigans
• Simple dresses and tees from the Gap
• On-trend clothes from H&M (they may be expendable, but they certainly do the job)
• French Connection cardigans
• Breton striped tops

Top, $69, Liz Claiborne New York; skirt, price upon request, Chanel; necklace, $595, Marni; rings, Alexa's own.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

Beauty Staples:

• Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Naive
• Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystic Eyes
• Essie Nail Polish in Greenport (shown on Alexa)
• Shu Uemura Tasai Styling Cream
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

TOP $69, Liz Claiborne New York; (800) 555-9838 for stores.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

DRESS $268, French Connection; usa.frenchconnection.com for stores.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

TWEED JACKET $139.90, Mango; mangoshop.com. DENIM VEST $495, DSquared2; zappos.com.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

SHOES $575, Chanel; (800 550-0005).
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VEST $265, Mike & Chris; nordstrom.com for similar styles.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

RING $520, M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza; mcldesign.net.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

SHOES $575, Chanel; (800) 550-0005.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

NECKLACES $586 & $544, Mawi; barneys.com for stores.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

BAG $125, Ann Taylor; anntaylor.com.
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Alexa's Must-Haves for Fall

SKIRT $335, Wren; shopbird.com.
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