There's no such thing as an "off" day with Jessica Alba, and her latest book-signing outfit serves as proof. Her black Fendi top and printed ankle-cropped trousers, also by Fendi, supplied us with a look that's equal parts subtle and high impact. Meanwhile, her blue Elizabeth and James Stella pumps provided a trifecta of color, texture, and metallic sheen. Consider this a perfectly chic — and dynamic — antidote to the average black pantsuit option, courtesy of the updated colorblocked print, tailored silhouette, and sophisticated shoe choice. Of course, if you need to inject another layer of polish, a fitted blazer should do the trick. The best part? These three pieces are versatile styling tools that go way beyond the 9-to-5 grind. The monochromatic blouse can be tucked into a high-waisted skirt for cocktail hour; the pants can be worn with a relaxed t-shirt and flat patent oxfords for a cheekier laid-back edge; and the heels will provide the finishing touch on a flirtier Spring shiftdress ensemble. Now, all you have to do is shop the essentials below.
Shop clockwise from top left: Mango Metal Fastening Blouse ($40), AllSaints Masson Collarless Blazer ($378), Ottoman Hands Drop Stone Earrings ($71), House of Harlow 1960 Blackened Metal Arrowhead Cocktail Ring ($84), Yasuko Azuma Four Bezel Ring ($450), Elizabeth and James Blue Suede Clark Pump ($148, originally $295), Topshop Unique Silk Devoree Trousers ($300)