Photos: Jessica Alba & street style; Courtesy of instyle.co.uk.
As a perennial piece, maxi dress is definitely a trusty staple that we can count on for many occasions: from formal events to summer soirees to afternoon strolls. To make it feel more current and new, instead of thinking bohemian and romantic outfits, go with a modern, Gothic vibe:
Right-on-trend high contrast black and white can give any romantic print a contemporary twist, like this understated one with Art Nouveau blossoms. Classic stripes and tie dye effect print are also great options.
Also, pay attention to details: Halter neckline can perfectly highlight your collarbone and shoulders, adding just right amount of sexy allure; Shell and anchor motifs add whimsical touch and juxtaposition to classic nautical stripes; A centered knot can create rippling texture to a wild, tie dye print.
Lastly, use accessories to enhance the modern vibe: on-trend white add-ons with gold embellishment, chic fedora, oversized sunglasses, from sidewalk and boardwalk satchel, or simple, dainty and personal jewelries.
These two looks are great for women of any age, and are super easy to transform for many coming summer activities. Also, the classic and versatile color palette on these featured dresses can take you into fall/winter stylishly.
Dress: Emma Cook (great style here; on Jessica Alba on sale here)
Bag: Tory Burch (on Jessica Alba here)
Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Hat: Forever 21
Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner heart necklace; Jennifer Meyer personalized nameplate (great alternative here!)
Other great options for you to recreate Jessica Alba’s effortless chic look:
Young Fabulous & Broke (or this version)
Bebe (the mix of stripes is so flattering!)
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita ($47!)
Bag: Tory Burch (also here)
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Other great options for you to recreate her laid-back sophisticated look:
Jessica Simpson (adore the neckline; check out the cut-out back!)
Piamita (60% off now!)