alexa Chung For M&S
Yes, Look's bagged you an exclusive preview of Archive by Alexa for M&S… and we've even trialled it on real women's bods too! Head on in for Look's – and Alexa's – very fash' verdict…
She’s the girl who launched a thousand copycats (and then some) and went from T4 to haute couture. She’s Alexa Chung, and her second collection for M&S has finally arrived.
Alexa’s first foray into the Marks and Spencer archive produced piecrust collar blouses, classic trench coats and Chelsea boots. It also created a suitable amount of hysteria (largely within the Look office, granted) and some rather frantic trips to our local M&S. Thus, when news broke of a second instalment, the palpitations began once again. Gone are the cardigans and ballet flats from round one and, in their place, heaps of velvet, lashings of leopard print, satin shirts and polka dot frocks.
While the Victoriana blouse sold out within the first day back in April, this season’s stand-out buy looks to be the vinyl coat, debuted by Alexa herself at LFW. There’s also the fluffy, zip-up jacket that appeared on her Insta a few weeks ago, not to mention velvet suits, perfect V-neck knits and check overcoats.
In fact, we were so excited about this collection that we decided to try it out, just so we could bring you our verdict. SPOILER ALERT! We all really liked it.
Briggate trench, £89, archive By alexa at Marks & spencer Shirt, £39.50 Jeans, £29.50, Both Marks & spencer Shoes, £35, asos Maxine: size 12, 5ft 4in
alexa shows off her Crown jacket
Harper top, £29.50
Lovell blouse, £29.50, archive By alexa at Marks & spencer Jeans, £39.99, h&m Belt, £8, asos Carolina: size 8, 5ft 5in
Crown jacket, £99