Alexa Chung is one of my ultimate style icons. Of course when I spotted this blouse in Sparrowhawk Vintage last year I snapped it up.
Chatting with vintage indie business owner Rhi Cory, I joked, this is terrible but I blooming love it as I pulled it from the rail. When I tried it on I loved it even more. The Alexa Chung M&S blouse retailed for about £30, but I picked it up at a snip of the price at £7.20.
The metallic shirt is quite structured, with a beautiful scalloped collar and cuffs. It did have a little ribbon running under the collar that could be tied at the front, but I cut this off so I could wear it with or without. It’s a bold statement, and unlike anything I’ve ever seen on the high street.
Top – M&S Alexa Chung, Sparrowhawk – £7.20
Shoes – Primark – £5
The shirt is almost iridescent, meaning you will be the glitterball of any party. Being so ‘out there’ it can be an awkward one to style. My go-to look for this blouse is to wear it tucked into a leather skirt, a look heavily inspired by Alexa herself. A few years back, her book IT was my bible, helping me find my fashion feet. I’ve always been a fan of her style, and what better way to channel her than by doing so in her own shirt with an a-line mini.
I added a western belt from New Look to slim the waist, and braved bare legs and my metallic silver ankle boots from Primark. Sometimes for a slightly punkier look, I like to wear this look with chunky fishnets and Dr Marten shoes.
This is a slightly more casual look than the Tinsel Tee look I put together, but equally as glitzy and festive. This would be perfect for post-work party drinks or a casual night out.
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