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Style Spotting: Jessica Alba

Easy-to-wear ensemble

Famed celebrity blog Just Jared posted a series of photos featuring Jessica Alba leaving an office building in Santa Monica on January 24th and I am captivated by her outfit! This is a fabulous example of the perfect, easy-wearing ensemble that doesn't look schlumpy.

Just Jared: Jessica Alba

Sweater Jacket

This cute alternative to a blazer gives structure while making it easier to move. I love the mix of this tomato red with the medium blue. Jessica's jacket is not actually a knit but a woven but you can find so many structured, casual sweaters in the same style right now.


A youthful, two-colour print that doesn't cling to all the wrong places (which Jessica doesn't exactly have). And I love the print mixed with the stripe of the jacket.

Dark, "Skinny Flare" Jeans

Incredibly elongating and slimming without being too tight. These could also be MiH (like her jacket) but you can find them anywhere.

Suede Wedges

I'm still obsessed and have yet to find the ultimate pair. But these have renewed my hope that they will become easier to get my hands on!


It looks like the Tory Burch Robinson Satchel from the hardware but what I love is that it can be carried as a lady-like top-handle bag or worn messenger-style. I'm much more likely to invest in a handbag that can switch gears!

Minimal Accessories

A neutral scarf, a pair of classic aviators, delicate gold hoop and one or two trendy bracelets.

Absolute perfection!