Jessica Alba’s Secrets to Great Style

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Jessica's Style
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If you love Jessica Alba’s Cali-cool style as much as we do, today is your lucky day.

The stylish star is sharing the secrets to her always spot-on style — and the good news is, you don’t have to have designer pals (or a movie star budget) to nail her effortlessly-chic look.

The mom-of-two reveals the secrets to her fab style in the February issue of In Style magazine, and while the mag won’t hit newsstands until Friday, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the cover girl’s style tips and tricks.

From her trick to looking like a million bucks (without spending a million bucks) and how her style has changed since becoming a mom to the one item of clothing you’ll never see her wear, we’ve got all the fashionable highlights from Alba’s In Style interview.

Her trick for great style on any budget: “Whether you shop at H&M, Topshop, Target, Forever 21, or buy high-end, if the piece doesn’t fit, it will be halfway there. So get your jackets nipped in at the waist and your pants hemmed at the perfect place. If you get your clothing tailored, you can look like a million bucks.”

How her style has changed since becoming a mom:  “My style is more adventurous since I became a mom. In the past, I was into my uniform of leggings and a sweater. Now I’m willing to try bold prints, bright colors, and different cuts.

Her denim secret weapon (and the real reason she’s the queen of jeans): “My jeans need to have Lycra.”

The body part she’s proud to put on display — in the right footwear: “I feel confident about my ankles and feet — I’m not afraid to show them off with open-toe sandals. But There has to be a strap across the toes to look good.”

Her favorite designers: Alba lists Narciso Rodriguez, Oak and Cheap Monday among her go-to labels.

And what you’ll never see her wear: “Never say never, but I probably won’t ever wear booty shorts. I feel pretty confident about that… And I don’t like oversize shoulder pads, but I do appreciate a strong shoulder profile, like the ones Isabel Marant is doing.”

Check out more highlights from her cover interview on, and to read Alba’s full interview, pick up a copy of In Style on newsstands Friday.

Booty shorts and shoulder pads make Alba’s fashion black list. How about you — what’s the one thing you’ll never be caught dead wearing? Share your list below.

Find out why the hot mom no longer worries about her weight in the video below.

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