20 Reasons You Should Be Copying Jessica Alba’s Off-Duty Style
by Emily Tozer
Actress, mom, and entrepreneur Jessica Alba somehow manages to make her busy life look effortless all while looking street-style worthy. Find out how to copy her best off-duty outfits here!
1. She knows to balance proportions.
Jessica Alba knows how to bundle up without looking frumpy. The key to this look is proportions. She balances a chunky scarf and oversized army jacket with skinny leather pants and pointed pumps.
2. She makes trends work for her.
Not everyone can—or wants to—look good in a boho fringed crop top, flare jeans, and platform sandals. Jessica Alba takes the season’s must-have denim piece and adds her signature edge with chunky jewelry and an oversized open shirt.
3. She adds an unexpected finish.
Jessica Alba takes a prim polka-dot dress and makes it look cool with clubmaster sunnies and masculine loafers.
4. She keeps monochromatic looks interesting
By mixing textures like leather, cotton, and denim, Jessica Alba keeps her all-black look interesting and super-flattering.
5. She’s an expert at mixing styles.
Jessica Alba keeps her wardrobe well edited to effortlessly suit her personal style. Here, she pairs a boho fedora with a crisp button-down shirt and finishes the look with a touch of athleisure in white sneakers.
6. She stays true to her style.
Even Jessica Alba’s more feminine and formal looks have a touch of her signature edge. Here, she tempers a floaty ballet-pink skirt with a cropped black sweater and patent-leather bag.
7. She plays up a statement bag.
The quickest way to add interest to a simple tee and jeans is with a statement bag.
8. She rocks the Pantone color of the year.
Rose Quartz—one of Pantone’s colors of 2016—has infinite styling options. We love how Jessica Alba mixes the hue with more pastel shades for a fresh take.
9. She always adds a third piece.
Jessica Alba has been known to make blazers work for nearly any occasion. The addition of a third piece—whether a blazer, chic trench, or vest—is a simple trick to pull together off-duty outfits.
10. She always picks the right shoe.
Denim on denim is one of those pairings that can go wrong quickly. Choice accessories like chic pointed pumps and a structured bag keep Jessica Alba’s outfit looking chic yet casual.
11. She dresses for function and fashion.
Jessica Alba is often spotted out and about with her adorable daughters Honor and Haven. The stylish mom chooses pieces that are practical and polished, like a draped coat, skinny jeans, and tall boots.
12. She knows the power of outerwear.
Jessica Alba demonstrates how a chic coat can instantly pull together any outfit, like this simple airport ensemble.
13. She utilizes pops of color.
A poppy-red lip and sunshine-yellow scarf keep Jessica Alba’s all-black outfit anything but boring.
14. She has mastered monochromatic.
Jessica Alba looks effortlessly ladylike in peach tones from head-to-toe.
15. She has the basics covered.
Effortless off-duty style starts with a well-edited collection of basics. Jessica Alba has great staple pieces, like this camel coat and skinny jeans in flattering washes.
16. She always toughens up her look.
We love her pairing of a floaty midi skirt with a sleek ponytail and classic leather moto jacket.
17. She’s an expert at dressing down.
Jessica Alba may not have to worry about having too few options in her wardrobe, but everyone gets sick of their clothes from time to time. Make an old piece feel new by dressing it up or down, like throwing a denim jacket over a lacy dress.
18. Her comfy never looks sloppy.
Jessica Alba never looks slumpy, even in the most casual outfits. Here, she mixes textures like a linen shirt (no wrinkles!) and a chunky knit, keeping the color palette neutral.
19. She’s not afraid of color.
Black is always chic, but Jessica Alba frequently stands out in colorful pairings like this navy-and-peach ensemble.
20. She never forgets accessories.
Jessica Alba’s off-duty outfits are always finished with thoughtfully chosen jewelry or a hat, a bag, and cute shoes.
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