Alexa ChungAutumn ClothesClothingCoatsMadewellPeter Pan Collarfor Madewell, AW11;
Alexa Chung Pt Two:
20 September 2011
I know that practically every blog relatively linked to fashion has probably featured the new Alexa Chung collection, but there's no way that I could have ignored a collection by one of my 'girl-crushes' for one of my favourite shops. I have to admit, I am pretty glad that i'm not so overly in love with the collection as I was last year, and with no Madewell shop in the UK and no shipping internationally, the chances of me buying anything are very slim anyway.
However, just because I prefered last years collection doesn't mean that I do not adore this years one!
I love how versatile all of the pieces are, and how they seem so stylishly 'thrown-together', which to me, just sums up Miss Chung's look. I sometimes find that with collections designed by a famous individual, the looks are harder to replicate without actually buying from their own collection. However, with this one, it's easy to take inspiration from an outfit or two, and add your own twist to it. For example, I love the look with the pink jeans and sequin top, a similar look could probably be purchased from a high street shop.
Luckily, my dad is actually in New York when the collection is released, so I may have to ask him to buy the Palm Tree patterned dress for me. It brings a bit of summer back into autumn!
I love the tartan mac style coat, with the peter pan collar and massive pockets, the perfect autumn jacket to throw over a dress. Just have to wait till Madewell open a store in the UK!
Love, Charlestown xoxo.