Whenever Jessica Alba rocks a red carpet or steps out of her car to run errands, we whip out a notebook and pen — that's how worthy her styling tips and tricks are. For a recent Beverly Hills event, she skipped the sexy cocktail dress in favor of a bright Kenzo sweatshirt tucked into a calf-length pencil skirt. She wore the same sort of practical black ankle boots found in closets across the country but definitely made a luxe style statement with the studded envelope clutch (we're thinking it looks a lot like Valentino . . . ).
The dressed-up look isn't overly formal, meaning it's a smart combo to keep in mind for almost any upcoming calendar appointments. A dinner out with friends or a day at the office? It'll work for both. And because we're fully supportive of channeling Alba in any way, we've rounded up similar options to shop.
Shop clockwise from top left: Nashelle necklace ($80), Kenzo embroidered sweatshirt ($275), Topshop leather pencil skirt ($250), Nine West Cashy ankle boots ($41-$93, originally $129), Valentino Rockstud clutch ($1,095)