Alexa Chung Works A Summer Dress In Winter

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We can always rely on Alexa Chung to teach us a lesson in how to look amazing and last night, she worked some serious transitional magic while at a launch event. 

The star has added yet another string to her fashion bow in the form of playing editor for Harper’s Bazaar’s new supplement. The US magazine has launched harper by Harper’s Bazaar – a mag which comes alongside Harper’s and is targetted towards a younger audience. And just who did they pick to guest edit their first issue? Well of course, the most stylish of fashionistas and the ultimate style idol for most young girls, Alexa Chung.

Taking to the launch event in New York last night, Alexa looked her usual radiant self and gave us some handy pointers in summer dressing during winter. Plumping for a cute printed, floaty dress with major volume and accessorising with thick black tights and chunky shoes, Alexa proved her style credentials. Adding a mini Louis Vuitton trunk and a grey coat, we officially want every single piece of Alexa’s getup in our wardrobes.

And even better, the star showed us that it’s not too early to bring out those summer dresses – you just need to know how to style it right. If you too have been pining for the sunshine and are frankly sick of the sight of your winter coat, then just take your cue from Chung and layer up those floaty dresses now for that injection of summer magic.

Thick black tights with chiffon dresses might sound like a bad idea, but as proven by Alexa, it’s a seriously stylish move. So dig out your fave summer dresses now and pair them with thick tights and chunky shoes or boots. If you want to make the look more daytime appropriate (and a little warmer), just slip a polo-neck underneath as well!

By Amy de Klerk