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Refinery29 Fab Four Looks.

Posted in Uncategorized by The Ruffian on February 4, 2009

Survival Kits for stealing the look of our four It ingenues of the moment.

By Xiyin Tang

It Girls are known for their buzz-making style. Whether it’s a rocker edge, high-low mix, vintage revival, or somewhere in between, the four cool girls on our list pretty much have it all. So, how to channel a bit of Chanel Iman’s easy-going elegance or girl-about-town (and girlfriend of Terry Richardson) Jen Brill’s fetching je ne sais quoi? To help you with your own trendsetting pursuits, we picked out the pieces that capture the spirit of each girl, from downtown grit to full-blown glamour. You may never have Behati’s legs or Alexa’s eyes, but at least you can wear their pants for a day—metaphorically, anyway.
Alexa Chung

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Who She Is: Adorable, auspiciously spunky British television presenter and model

Her Style: She may be a TV gal, but Alexa’s star rose like wildfire thanks to her creativity with clothes. With an uncanny knack for mixing Topshop with Proenza with vintage finds, Alexa’s quirky, off-beat style is always inspiring and always one step ahead.

It Girl Goods:

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1. Proenza Schouler Large Poncho Bag, $1,995, available at Barneys.
Though she’s practically toted her trusty Mulberry briefcase bag to bits, we can also see Alexa rocking this casual, boys-meets-school girl-style PS1 tote.

2. American Apparel Melange Jersey Pocket Skirt, $30, available at American Apparel.
Pair this with a cute cardigan for a modern take on the classic British schoolgirl uniform.

3. Knitted Double-Breasted Jacket, $80, available at Topshop.
Military with a vintage feel.
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4. Urban Renewal Vintage Menswear Blazer, $58, available at Urban Outfitters.
Because it’s structured and casual all at once.

5. Grandpa’s Pocket Watch Necklace, $28, available at Urban Outfitters.
The kind of heirloom piece that Alexa would undoubtedly love to find in an old vintage shop.

6. Karly Penny Loafer, $90, available at Topshop.
Loafers may seem like an unexpected choice for chic footwear, but that’s why the Brit It girl keeps us guessing in a good way.
Top, from left: Photos via The Fashion Spot; via The Fashion Spot; via Refinery29/Superfantasticpicturetime; via The Fashion Spot.

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