An Ode To Alexa Chung’s Shift-Dress Style

Alexa Chung is no stranger to the shift dress — in fact, this silhouette is an integral part of her signature, often '60s-inspired style. From runway shows to red carpet events and everywhere in between, Alexa's pulled off the shift dress effortlessly, and has inspired us to do the same this summer. You really can't blame her for being so loyal to this style — it's classic, easy, and almost universally flattering.
To keep the look from feeling tired, Chung is always changing up the elements and styling of her shift dresses. She sometimes wears the look with heels, but more often with flats, and frequently adds a clutch or small crossbody bag, simple jewelry, and her signature bedhead (which is way more chic than my bedhead ever is). You can dress a shift up or down with the right makeup, shoes, and accessories — it's a great foundation for a summer-ready ensemble.
So click on to get all the shift-dress inspiration you need to steal Alexa's effortless signature look. Whether you wear one to work, a rooftop soiree, or all those summer weddings, the shift dress is a closet staple that makes getting dressed for anything seem oh-so-simple.