The ubiquitous leather, leopard and mini everything of the past few years have seen vamp become a trend in itself; you can now step out in a leather mini, fur coat and red lipstick and be lauded by the fashion gods rather than mistaken for a hooker. I'm not opposed to this at all, but I'm drawn to the subdued version much more so, because I'm a sucker for comfort and have a penchant for layering. Alexa Chung embodies this "understated sexniness" as she labels it, so perfectly - maintaining that allure without just emanating pure sex. Those little divergences - flats and low heels instead of sky-high Loubs, kitsch-y pieces instead of diamonds and thick knits thrown over everything - coupled with the constant of high hemlines are so perfect. I feel such a cliche writing a style post about Alexa, but there is just no one who does it quite like her.
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