It should come as no surprise that modern society’s ultimate It girl has created the ultimate It skirt. Like Diane Kruger, the face that launched a thousand ships, Alexa Chung for AG’s mini skirt is the skirt that launched a thousand skirts. In other words, it’s this year’s biggest viral hype so far; a skirt that has received more interest than any other skirt this year (fine it’s only April, but don’t be pedantic) – and why? Because a button-down denim skirt in the most appealing hue of blue is not a fashion item, but a perennial staple. It is impervious to trends and is somehow a bit 60s, a bit 70s, a bit 90s, and a bit now, all in one.
I’ve got a whole rack of button-down skirts (see here and here and here for just the tip of the iceberg) so this skirt was a no-brainer for me. It’s also turned out to be a winner with all of my friends that don’t work in fashion (that’s 90% of them, in case you’re wondering.) That’s the gauge I use to determine whether something’s a hit — when it translates outside of an often inward-thinking fashion vortex. It's a litmus test much more telling than my Instagram or my industry peers. When my friends who don’t give a flying fig about fashion covet what I am wearing, the power of a piece really shows.
This skirt nails it, and is no doubt the start of a lucrative career as fashion designer for the multi-hyphenate über-gamine Chung. My preferred way to wear it? With knee-high boots and a DIY ribbon blouse.
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