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White Shirt Wednesday: Work it like an IT girl

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Move over K. Moss, there's a new girl in town and she's after your crown.

Yes, we're talking about the sultry citizen of the world and IT girl du jour, Alexa Chung. So influential Mulberry even named a bag after her, this Brit pop sensation has become one of the small island's most under estimated exports. Starting life on cheesy UK TV, Chung quickly chucked in the mini skirts and mackintosh jackets and headed for the high shine appeal across the pond.

Now a household name coveted by haute couture designers and style spotters, Alexa Chung has become famous for simply being fabulous. With a signature style that rivals the Olsen twins, Alexa proves that you don't need to be an A-lister to wear it with celebrity swagger. Teetering up red carpets in anything from a lamé tutu to peplum frill smock, her subtle yet effective style is turning heads on and off the crimson mile. From European minimalism to all out Hollywood glamour, this petite, brazen boy-bobbed new comer is taking the states by storm.

Looking back over a year of illustrious looks from the fresh faced talent, we steal her style for a party appropriate ensemble guaranteed to ensure your very own fan club for the evening...

McQ Alexander McQueen Leopard Print Cropped Coat

Hot off the catwalk, Chung pays homage to born and bred UK designers with this eye catching leopard print coat from Alexander McQueen. Showing us that the secret to sartorial success is all in the layers, this simple yet dynamic printed coat transcends street wear to red carpet thanks to its Brit-rock inspired styling and casual, throw-together outfit ensemble. Offset by this lingerie inspired mini skirt, the belle of the ball plays with a naughty but nice pairing of opposites that laughs in the face of 'black tie only' affairs.

VAUGHAN Coming to Dinner shirt

The formal style note that gives this outfit its direction, this simple and elegant soft silk shirt from VAUGHAN in pure white is an elegant style staple that oozes evening elegance. Worn under a printed blazer, this Coming to Dinner shirt creates a tonal backdrop and lets all the other separates do the talking. Once the party starts heating up, take off the jacket to unveil this luxurious shirt in all its wonder. Pairing beautifully with the lace trimmed skirt, play with opposites thanks to this blouse's lace panelled shoulder and sleeve detailing.

Chloé Lace Trim Wrap-Style Skirt

Subtle and successfully seductive, this petticoat inspired silk slip from Chloé in a midnight blue adds a vintage touch to a cool and contemporary look. A high waisted design that passes effortlessly over the soft white silk shirt, this contrasting mini skirt adds a touch of 20s styling to any evening ensemble. A formal touch that marries perfectly with the lace detailing on the matching shirt, this unassuming yet flirty piece oozes with a French refinement – adding another style cue to an already rich outfit.

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