Jessica Alba turns 34 today - many happy returns of the day!

Happy Birthday To Jessica Alba – Our Off-Duty Style Crush

Jessica Alba, aside from being known as one seriously talented actress and all round Hollywood hottie, is one of the savviest off-duty dressers around. Never papped without looking absolutely perfect, this lovely lady knows a thing or two about how to style up low key and effortless looks.

From park play-dates to supermarket aisle styling, Ms Alba has been nailing school-run chic for what seems like forever, and – in celebration of the lovely lady’s birthday today, (Happy Birthday Jessica!) – we’ve had a nosey on the high street for some key Alba-esque pieces to kick start your very own Jessica-inspired wardrobe.

Whether it’s a colour block accessory, a textured knit or a beloved pair of distressed jeans, Jessica has an effortless LA style that you can easily recreate direct from the high street. Keep things simple, invest in key pieces, and you’ll be channeling Ms Alba in no time. And don’t forget, we always have our selection of handpicked daily fashion must-haves on TheFashionDrop, for you to shop at your leisure…


Jessica manages to make grocery shopping look fabulous.

Despite the LA sunshine, Jessica always has a cool cover-up on hand to beat back any potential ocean breeze or chilly store air con. This Topshop hooded cardigan is a dead ringer for Ms Alba’s knitted navajo number, plus will be a great investment buy for the forthcoming festival season.


Topshop Hooded Cardigan, £45


A hit of citrussy orange peps up Jessica’s paired back combo.

Jessica Alba is rarely seen without a signature tote, and has admitted in the past that she tends to carry around a lot of mummy baggage to accommodate her two young daughters (treats, tissues, et al). This Fiorelli belted tote bag is a great addition to any monochrome work wardrobe.

Fiorelli Belted Tote Bag, £65


Jessica rocks a ditsy tea dress whilst on the morning coffee run.

A classic tea dress will always look super pretty and feminine, no matter your size or style. Jessica has toughened up her flirty animal print number by pairing it with chunky boots and thick opaques. Try this M&S equivalent with peep toe courts and a cherry red lip for a cute vintage look.

M&S Fit and Flare Dress, £25


Jessica has always been known for her cool denim options.

If there is one thing that Jessica can do (and do VERY well), it’s denim. A beloved LA classic, a fab pair of jeans can be dressed up or dressed down according to your own personal tastes. If, like the birthday girl, you want to hop on board the ’70s trend, these Zara flared jeans are the perfect pair for for all you closet Farrah Fawcett fans. Just remember to go big with the wedges!

Zara Flared Jeans, £39.99


By Amie-Jo Locke