The AC for AG (Or Alexa Chung for Adriano Goldschmeid for the uninitiated) jeans collaboration was hotly anticipated as, aside for her forays for Madewell and Vero Moda, this was Alexa's first real attempts at designing a capsule range that, of course, we all want to wear. AG jeans is an established denim house and Alexa has used this to her advantage, creating bespoke pieces tailored to the woman she is and the style that she is so known for. Hence, there are frilled shoulder dresses, fitted and flared jeans, ankle length skinnies, soft collegiate sweats. But it is the button down skirt that makes for the stand out piece of the collection, as seen by the high street effort to quickly duplicate it; fitting, of course, for the current 70's revival taking over the fashion realm.
The sting: Alexa's skirt, had it not long ago sold out, retails for £175. Top end, despite such premium quality denim and Alexa's obvious dose of cool. Whilst I would have loved to get my hands on it, I can definitely vouch that it wouldn't have made my legs look as good as AC's, and I don't think I could have spent that much money on one item when I could probably have gone on holiday and bought a whole new wardrobe from the charity shop with the same amount.
However, I've found some really good dupes, and they all retail for around £40 or under! The one I've got my eye on is the 'Polly' skirt from ASOS, however this does look a little longer than I'd like it to be, but I wouldn't be adverse to chopping a foot or two from the hem; I love a frayed edge. I also quite like the Jack Wills version; I've never even set foot in a Jack Wills and perhaps mistakenly assumed they only sold expensive loungewear, but this skirt proves that theory wrong!
I've included also a cord button down which is from New Look because I love the whole Seventies aesthetic that they are channeling here. I have a suede version of a skirt not too far removed from this (which coincidentally I also hacked a foot or so from the hem of) so I'll have to dig that out again as quite clearly, the button down is where it's at!