After several seasons of skinnies, flares are finding their way back into our hearts and closets. Flared jeans have been popping up in fall collections and Ms. Alba helped make it official – bell bottoms are back in style! You probably have a few pairs stored somewhere and you can bring them out again. Let your ankles rejoice in their new found freedom and snag Jessica’s chic look.
The first thing you’ll need is of course, flares. If you already have a great dark denim pair – perfect! If not, you can snag a pair for cheap at a variety of budget friendly stores including Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Walmart and Kohls. My favorite pair sells for $29.99 at Charlotte Russe. It’s shape and coloring is most similar to Jessica’s true blue, wider flare jeans. You can also go with a slightly more affordable alternative like this basic flare from Kohls.
Another key element of Jessica’s denim look is her crisp white blazer. You don’t want to go too cheap on a more fitted piece like this, but you can still get a great deal. Charlotte Russe has a large selection of beautiful blazers with fun accents and cool colors for under $40. Here’s a nice white one for $36.99.
Under her blazer, Jessica has a pretty pink sheer blouse. These lightweight tops are great for looking stylish, even in warm weather. Make sure whatever shirt you choose isn’t the same shade as your blazer, you’ll want some contrast for this particular look. This ‘rose’ colored top is a statement piece that will look lovely with or without a blazer.
Now that you’ve got the outfit together, you’ll need the accessories. Jessica Alba loves her scarves and she wears one here in a pattern that matches her blouse. This sheer striped scarf pulls together the top and the blazer nicely.
Jessica also adds a Panama style hat for style and sun protection. The straw woven hats got their start in South America as a menswear accessory meant to be worn with summer suits to semi-formal events. Now in style for both ladies and gents, you can pick one up in stores like Target at great prices. You can also choose a fun fedora for your own spin on the look.
To complete the look, you’ll need a pair of pumps. Jessica chooses a metallic peep toe, but the possibilities are endless. I love these sophisticated white sandals, on sale now for just $13.99 – they’re so summery. I also adore these strappy tan sandals from Forever 21 because they’re versatile and oh so chic.