5 Eternal Style Lessons Jessica Alba Can Teach You

Stefanie Keenan

In terms of Hollywood multi-hyphenates who continually set the bar high, Jessica Alba has solidified her spot in the upper echelon of the category. An actress, activist, entrepreneur and mother, she’s got the juggling thing down pat—and manages to wear her many hats very stylishly, every step of the way. In honor of her birthday, we break down 5 style takeaways as they pertain to occasion dressing from the seasoned red-carpet starlet.

Balance A Crop Top With A Full Skirt

With crop tops proving they have serious staying power in this season's wardrobe, try the trend for evening by balancing out the look with a voluminous A-line skirt.

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A Column Dress Bridges The Gap Between Smart And Sexy

Proving that you don't have to sacrifice a bit of sexiness for overt elegance, bridge the gap à la Jessica with a chic midi-length frock.

Go Head-To-Toe With Your Favorite Color

To amp up the drama on your evening look, opt for your feel-good color-of-choice and run with it.

Your Significant Other Is Your Best Accessory

A great clutch or cocktail ring is always a plus, but having the love of your life on your arm to work the room? Priceless.

Suit Up In Tuxedo-Inspired Separates

We've said it once and we'll say it again—sharply tailored suiting is an incredibly smart (and chic) alternative to a cocktail dress.