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Alexa Chung’s H&M suit is the affordable way to do new season tailoring

Alexa Chung has been a fashion icon for decades, which is why we get so excited when she wears a look we can feasibly copy. Case in point: her latest suit, which hits all of the incoming S/S 19 trends in one fell swoop.

Alexa wore the two-piece suit – in everyone’s go-to shade of the season, beige – for a recent appearance at London Fashion Week, where she had already unveiled her own label’s autumn winter collection.

Teaming the casual look with a simple ribbed knitted jumper, black belt and Chanel sandals, the former model looked every inch the designer muse – but shoes aside, the entire outfit is actually from high-street hero H&M.

Alexa Chung H&M suit
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The suit itself is from the store’s Studio Collection, a premium offering with a strong basis in sharp, trend-led tailoring. It would seem that Alexa has been allowed to peruse the brand’s latest collection early, as the blazer and trousers don’t arrive in store or online until 21st March.

However, when they do land, the jacket will cost £99.99, and the trousers £79.99, which, while not H&M’s lowest ever price bracket, means you’ll pay £180 for a classic investment suit that can be mixed and matched with dozens of different pieces. Not bad value, if you ask us.

Alexa Chung H&M suitSS19 Linen Blazer, £99.99, H&M Studio

Alexa Chung H&M suitSS19 Linen Trousers, £79.99, H&M Studio

Once you’ve got your hands on it, you could even accessorise the suit with Alexa’s next project – an eyewear collection with Sunglass Hut.

Described as ‘sophisticated yet feminine, retro yet contemporary’, the limited edition line encompasses two styles – an oversized frame in black, white or tortoiseshell, and a square shape with green or violet tinted lenses.

Speaking about her inspiration for the designs, Alexa revealed: ‘I revisited iconic moments in film and music to make a variety of styles that feel both timeless and timely.’

‘Scott Walker, Fellini, Elvis and Anna Karina to name but a few shady icons of mine, all helped shape the direction of this eyewear capsule.’