The Foolproof Mum Wardrobe: A Jessica Alba Case Study

We recently came across a hilarious article about Mean Girls quotes that apply directly to motherhood. One of our favourites? “The limit does not exist.” You haven’t slept for two days, your child has the stomach flu, and you have baby barf in your hair. At your limit? Ha! There isn’t one. Obviously, being a mother is an all-encompassing, if rewarding, challenge, and fashion often takes a backseat. That’s why we thought we’d call out the impressive style of one of favourite celebrity mums, Jessica Alba. Her parenting outfits are consistently relatable, easy-to-recreate, and downright fashionable—it’s a recipe for style success worth investigating.

Scroll down for the proven outfit formulas of one of Hollywood’s most stylish mums.

Scarf + Cardigan + Cargo Pants


Tip: Putting on a scarf requires minimal effort, but makes you look infinitely more put together. 

Our Picks: 
Scarf: Forever 21 Fringed Woven Scarf ($10)
Cardigan: Equipment Sullivan Cashmere Cardigan ($320)
Pants: H&M Lyocell-Blend Cargo Pants ($40)

Tailored Coat + Cropped Jeans + Slip-On Sneakers



Tip: A tailored coat instantly adds polish to a casual outfit. 

Our Picks:
Tailored Coat: Ann Taylor Spring Day Coat ($198)
Cropped Jeans: Étoile Isabel Marant Pradley Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($98)
Slip-On Sneakers: Michael Michael Kors Krista Micro-Stud Leather Slip-On Sneakers ($125)

Military Jacket + Crop Top + Printed A-Line Skirt



Tip: A crop top and a full skirt make a flattering combination. 

Our Picks:
Military Jacket: Nili Lotan Hooded Military Poplin Anorak ($595)
Crop Top: Zimmermann Trinity Cropped Embroidered Linin Top ($265)
?Printed A-Line Skirt: Milly Winter Orchid ¾ Skirt ($330)

Printed Cape + A-Line Skirt + Booties



Tip: Try putting together an outfit without any black. We bet your colour pairings will be pushed to the next level! 

Our Picks: 
Printed Cape: Mango Striped Bouclé Cape ($130)
A-Line Skirt: Tibi Satin Pleated Full Skirt ($297)
?Booties: Alexander McQueen Open Front Booties ($508)

Button-Shirt Shirt + Cropped Boyfriend Jeans + Open-Toe Booties



Tip: The half-tucked shirt is a simple styling trick that makes all the difference.

Our Picks: 
Button-Down Shirt: J Brand Venice Blouse ($178)
Cropped Boyfriend Jeans: MiH The Manchester Jeans ($255)
Open-Toe Booties: Vince Agatha Open Toe Booties ($450)

Sunglasses + Sweater + Grey Jeans



Tip: Sleek sunglasses always elevate an outfit. 

Our picks: 
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent Bold Transparent Square Sunglasses ($345)
Sweater: Alice + Olivia Scoop-Neck Open-Weave Sweater ($348)
?Grey Jeans: Citizens of Humanity Racer Jeans ($97)

Tank + Plaid Shirt + Distressed Jeans



Tip: Pair stripes with plaid for an edgy mixed-print outfit. 

Our Picks: 
Tank: T By Alexander Wang Striped Tank Top ($91)
Plaid Shirt: 
American Apparel Unisex Tartan Plaid Flannel Long Sleeve Button-Up With Pocket ($14)
Distressed Jeans: Topshop Moto Blue Vintage Wash Jamie Jeans ($75)

Chambray Shirt + Midi Skirt + d'Orsay Flats


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Tip: Wear a chambray shirt over a t-shirt for a laid-back layered look.

Our Picks: 
Chambray Shirt: Sundry Oversized Shirt ($130)
Midi Skirt: Emily & Fin Sandy Full Midi Skirt ($68)
d'Orsay Flats: Vince Nina d’Orsay Flats ($325)

T-Shirt + Cropped Jeans + Slip-On Sneakers


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Tip: Tying a sweater around your waist helps define your mid-section and adds an element of interest to your outfit. 

Our Picks: 
T-Shirt: T by Alexander Wang Classic T-Shirt With Pocket ($85)
Cropped Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN The Boyfriend Jeans ($225)
Slip-On Sneakers: Vince Snakeskin Trainers ($295)

Who is the most stylish mum you know? Tag her in this post in the comments below! 

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