Today, Alexa Chung turns 31—and in our opinion, the TV presenter, designer, model and author has never looked better. Over the past few years, the British-bred beauty has added a number of impressive accomplishments to her résumé: she recently wrote (and illustrated!) a style book called It, has a couple of beauty collaborations with Eyeko and a sparkling manicure collection with Nails Inc. under her belt and, of course, she was prominently featured in our October issue. And though her dance card may be full, the style phenom never fails to wow us at each and every time she hits the red carpet (or the sidewalk, for that matter). With her fearless approach to trends, a fine-tuned knowledge of what silhouettes and shapes work best on her and a high-low fashion savvy we adore, it’s easy to see why Alexa’s maintained her title as the Lucky-est of the Lucky girls for several years running.
As it happens, Alexa’s personal style isn’t as tricky to mimic as you might assume. Just follow the six easy rules in the slideshow above, and you’ll be channeling our favorite shaggy-haired It girl in no time!