Jessica Alba's 7 Tips For Wearing a Blazer

Every celeb has their go-to look. (See: Kate Moss's slip dresses, the Olsen twins' monochrome ensembles). For Jessica Alba, it's all about the blazer. Tailored, tuxedo-ed, double-breasted—she wears all shapes and styles...and she wears them well.
 

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    We've dissected seven of the actress's recent looks to see what makes them tick. Consider it a master class in the art of blazer-wearing. And don't forget to click through to the end of the slideshow to shop a roundup of covetable pieces.
     

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    Tip: Who says blazers can't be black tie? Pair a tailored cream jacket with a black top and pants for an inverted take on the the classic tuxedo.


    On Alba: Narcisco Rodriguez tuxedo jacket, top, and pants; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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    PHOTO: Raymond Hall/FilmMagic

    Tip: White tee and jeans? Meh. White tee, jeans, and a pretty floral blazer? Now we're talking.

     

    On Alba: Tibi blazer; Jennifer Meyer Personalized Nameplate Necklace ($1,250); Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag ($2,500).

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    PHOTO: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for CB2

    Tip: Offset the pouf of a full skirt with the clean lines of a structured jacket.

     

    On Alba: Carolina Herrera skirt; Brian Atwood Temptation Sandals ($875).

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    PHOTO: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

    Tip: Too modest to try a crop top by it's lonesome? Keep it company with a sleek black blazer. It's a match made in trend heaven.

     

    On Alba: Louis Vuitton embellished pumps.

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    PHOTO: All Access Photo / Splash News

    Tip: Hop on the borrow-from-the-boys bandwagon with an oversized blazer in business suit gray.

     

    On Alba: Rachel Zoe Kane Boots ($455); Christian Louboutin Dompteuse Convertable Backpack/Bucket Bag ($1,695); House of Harlow 1960 Emily Sunglasses (sold out).

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    PHOTO: VLUV / Splash News

    Tip: Embellished or lace sleeves take the look into cocktail party territory.

     

    On Alba: Lovers + Friends Desert Moon Lace Blazer ($198).

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    Tip: Style colorful pieces that play off each other but don't feel too matchy-matchy.

     

    On Alba: Cameo Unchained Blazer (sold out); Skies Are Blue Short Sleeve Plaid Button Down ($69); Tod's shoes; Dsquared2 Classic Tote ($1,032).

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    Stylestalker

    Kiss The Glass Blazer ($198) in Shattered Glass Print

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    Zara

    Checked Blazer ($90) in Blue

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    Boy. By Band of Outsiders

    Contrast Shawl Lapel Jacket ($1,075)

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    Reiss

    Zip Front Short Tyler Jacket ($465) in Navy

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    Theory

    Lanai Jacket ($395)

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    Mango

    Floral Print Blazer ($100)

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    Trouve

    Three Pocket Blazer ($98) in Rose-Dust

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    Isabel Marant

    Lawrie Blazer ($795)

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    J.Crew Collection

    Rylan Blazer in Gilded Paisley Jacquard ($298) in Black Shimmer

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    By Malene Birger

    Taylan Silk and Cotton-Blend Blazer ($565)

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Stylestalker Kiss The Glass Blazer

Stylestalker Kiss The Glass Blazer

Stylestalker, $198
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Zara Checked Blazer

Zara Checked Blazer

Zara, $90
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Boy. By Band of Outsiders Contrast Shawl Lapel Jacket

Boy. By Band of Outsiders Contrast Shawl Lapel Jacket

Boy. By Band of Outsiders, $1075
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Reiss Zip Front Short Tyler Jacket

Reiss Zip Front Short Tyler Jacket

Reiss, $465
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Theory Lanai Jacket

Theory Lanai Jacket

Theory, $395
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Mango Floral Print Blazer

Mango Floral Print Blazer

Mango, $100
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Trouve Three Pocket Blazer

Trouve Three Pocket Blazer

Trouve, $98
SHOP
Isabel Marant Lawrie Blazer

Isabel Marant Lawrie Blazer

Isabel Marant, $795
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J.Crew Collection Rylan Blazer in Gilded Paisley Jacquard

J.Crew Collection Rylan Blazer in Gilded Paisley Jacquard

J.Crew, $298
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By Malene Birger Taylan Silk and Cotton-Blend Blazer

By Malene Birger Taylan Silk and Cotton-Blend Blazer

By Malene Birger, $565
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