Jessica Alba was our orange crush at the 2014 Samsung Hope for Children Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC on Tuesday. She was an instant mood picker-upper in a lattice-trimmed Preen dress and matching juicy-hued lipstick.
Jessica Alba at the 13th Annual Samsung Hope for Children Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on June 11, 2014
Jessica could’ve easily fallen back on neutral-toned accessories given how bright her dress already was, but she didn’t do that — she went all the way and gave us metallics. She even went one step further and mixed gold-and-silver ball stud earrings, a gold bangle bracelet, a bronze Corto Moltedo clutch, and silver Brian Atwood “Tamara” sandals. Taking two fashion risks (mixing metals and pairing bright-on-bright) is a bold move for Jessica, but it’s apparent that this mom-of-two has got her chic style calculated down to an exact science.
Jessica Alba wearing Jill Golden jewelry and Brian Atwood sandals and carrying a Corto Moltedo clutch with her Preen dress
Brian Atwood “Tamara” sandals on Jessica Alba
Metallics are typically deemed too shiny and too reflective for the summer, but Jessica Alba has got us convinced that they’re best to wear with our favorite warm-weather pastels, juicy hues, and bright colors. Experiment with the color combo using the look-for-less Chinese Laundry “Blackjack” sandals we found. We think they would look good with sunny yellow, electric blue, and coral dresses, too!
Jessica Simpson “Peekaboo” High-Low Dress, $39.99 (before: $128) / Nine West “Item” Clutch, $37.17 (before: $59) / The SAK Wide Sculptured Cuff Bracelet, $99 / Chinese Laundry “Blackjack” Sandals, $48.30 to $69.99
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