After finding this photo of Alexa Chung futzing around the city with a coffee from a few years ago, I suddenly craved the casual/polished mashup that she so effortlessly displays here. And now I bring you the five easy (and affordable) pieces that can take us there.
Alexa’s perfect striped sweater is a Prada menswear style from 2017, but this one by Ines de La Fressange for Uniqlo works for me. Buy it a bit oversized so you can do the nonchalant half-tuck just like her.Classic cropped Levi’s like these have a cool old-school vibe that works perfectly with the polished shoes and slouchy sweater.
The plain cotton tote (no doubt a swag bag from some fabulous event) is as unpretentious as you can get, and here is a very similar one.