Jessica Alba's 7 Tips For Wearing a Blazer

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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).


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

Checked Blazer ($90) in Blue

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Contrast Shawl Lapel Jacket ($1,075)

Three Pocket Blazer ($98) in Rose-Dust

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Lawrie Blazer ($795)

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