We find out whether it's possible to wear the new Archive by Alexa for M&S collection if you don't actually look like Ms Chung...

When a British style icon teams up with British high street legends, something wonderful is bound to happen. The second Archive by Alexa for M&S collection has finally landed in our lives. But is it wearable? We say yes…

Alexa Chung’s second drop for M&S has landed

Alexa’s winter collection has hit stores and it’s just as lovely as we’d hoped it would be. The range sees the presenter-model-designer delve further into the vintage archives of Marks & Spencer to get inspiration for this hit-packed collection.

Woo hoo! We're frightfully excited for the #ARCHIVEBYALEXA collection to launch tomorrow!

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Highlights include super chic coats, cosy knitwear and slick patent pieces. The best news is that you don’t have to be an Alexa Chung-alike to wear her stuff in real life! Oh, and it’s affordable. Genuinely.

And you can wear it even if you don’t look like Chung

Bravo Alexa Chung, you’ve done it again.

Here’s our edit of the most wearable pieces from the Archive launch with tips on how we would wear them ourselves…

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The suit

For summer Alexa had a navy suit with gold buttons and wide-leg trousers. Very Princess Diana circa 1986. To celebrate party season Chung has gone all out with this black velvet two-piece featuring a flattering fitted tuxedo jacket. Wear it together for a power party look or separate and enjoy mass versatility. Trousers, £55. Tuxedo jacket, £75

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The coat

Whilst most people were coveting the (admittedly lovely) patent mac, we had our sensible hats on. The Ellerby coat is long enough to cover the bottoms and legs but sleek enough to wear on a night out. Throw on a checked blanket scarf for extra cosy points. Coat, £125

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The Blouse

If The Fall’s Stella Gibson ever needs a new blouse, she should hit M&S and pick up this beauty. In soft oyster and made from the slinkiest satin, the Elland shirt is a thing of dreams. Buy it a size up to really let the satin flow. Remember to wear with a smooth bra to avoid any lace-made bumps. Satin blouse, £35

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The Jumper

Who doesn’t love a cable knit jumper? Especially one that looks like a (very stylish) fisherman made it. Wear this with jeans at the weekend or teamed with a brocade midi and heels for evening. Jumper, £45

By Ellen Kerry