Jessica Alba Style Tips: Get Her Laid-Back Looks
Jessica Alba is more than just good looks (though she is absolutely gorgeous). The mother of two has appeared in more than 20 movies, is a cofounder of the eco-friendly brand The Honest Company, plus has some serious fashion game. From dressed-down denim to red-carpet gowns, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite Jessica Alba style moments that are inspiring our wardrobe now.
Classic White Shirt
A crisp white button-up with medium-wash jeans is a foolproof outfit. Every wardrobe should contain at least one well-fitting white shirt; it’s so versatile and can be reworked for the office, nice dinners, or a casual daytime look. We love how Jessica half-tucked hers into a loose pair of ankle jeans, showing off a bit of her leopard print belt. Casual chunky heels polish off the look.
You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort: Alba looks effortlessly fashionable in a billowing blouse and scarf to match. Invest in a pair of comfortable, well-fitting jeans in a medium wash; on lazy days you can toss them on and instantly look put-together.
Take a note from Alba, and team up a statement pair of trousers with a basic top and sleek heels. This look is perfect for mixing up your office attire. Tip: Match the top with one color in the pants to keep it chic and let the pants stand out.
Leather + Organza
We love a good juxtaposition, and Jessica hit the spot with this leather maxi and cropped top with organza detailing. Sheer heeled sandals keep the texture play alive through the entire look. Now who’s inviting us to a cocktail party?
Comfy Boyfriend Jeans
Jessica may constantly be on the move, but her style never takes a vacation. Next time you take a trip, swap your sweats for stretchy boyfriend jeans, a graphic tee, and an oversize blazer or cardigan. We love her heeled booties but would totally support a more practical slip-on sneaker.
The boho trend is still going strong, and we’re obsessed with the light wash and slight distress of Jessica’s flared denim. A simple white tee gives the look a casual vibe, while her fringed suede bag hits it home. Is it spring yet?
Maxi Skirt + Crop Top
Pair a flowing maxi skirt with a crop top for a cool Cali girl look on a warm day. Alba tossed a worn-in chambray shirt over her ensemble to cover up a bit on top, and she rocked Birkenstocks for a casual, toned-down look.
Alba is the queen of casual cool style. She looks über chic in a dark pair of skinnies, white slip-on sneaks, and a leather biker jacket in a cool gray shade (the new black!). A leather jacket is a staple piece every girl should own: It’s versatile and instantly adds edge to any look.
Long Cardi + Tough Boots
If we had to choose one outfit to live in for the rest of our lives, it would look super-similar to this. Alba paired black skinnies with a casual graphic tee and an extra-long cardigan for a downtown-cool vibe. We love the comfort and style of her tough, tossed-on Dr. Martens. Top it off with a wide-brim hat and aviators.
An anorak in a classic color, such as Jessica’s olive hue, is the perfect outfit topper for every season. Toss it on for a chilly spring or summer day, or layer it up in the cooler months. Her tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses and abstract floral skirt dress up the look.
Joggers + Blazer
Joggers have become a trendy alternative to jeans or leggings, and we’re all about wearing ours any chance we get. Jessica’s bright blazer complements the toned-down olive hue of her joggers. Rock this look while running errands or meeting friends for coffee, or dress it up by swapping the sneaks for heeled booties and half-tucking the tank for happy-hour drinks.
Jessica is always rocking a great leather jacket. We love this perforated blush jacket, especially paired with a flowy top in a matching hue. You don’t have to shell out for trendy jackets. Shop for less at stores like Forever 21, H&M, and ASOS for trendy and affordable jackets to update your outerwear game.
Mixing patterns is a great way to breathe new life into your wardrobe. Jessica successfully mixes three patterns—stripes, plaid, and leopard!—by keeping the color palette simple, subtle, and in the same family. Team with distressed denim for an effortless look.
Monochromatic looks are easy to pull off and always look stylish. Alba opted for a mixture of hues in the red family for a color-blocked ensemble. Her blush blouse and oversize blazer match her strappy heels, while her trousers are a few shades deeper. She even matched the tones in her purse! Tip: Keep the darkest hue on the bottom for the most slimming proportions.
You can never go wrong with a classic blue-and-white striped tee. Alba updates hers for a super-summery look with heavily distressed white boyfriend jeans, white slip-ons, and an oversize boyfriend blazer. Her silver chain-link necklace polishes the look with a bit of edge.