The Influential Hat Styles and Lifestyle of Jessica Alba

The many hats of Jessica Alba include a Trilby, an Australian Outback, and a Floppy hat.
The many hats of Jessica Alba include a Trilby, an Australian Outback, and a Floppy hat.

There is a certain level of allure in talking about Jessica Alba (born April 28, 1981). The American actress is one of the most influential personalities to ever grace Hollywood.

Actress Jessica Alba arrives in a fur bonnet and fur coat combination at The Lift on January 20, 2008, in Park City, Utah. (Jason Merritt/WireImage)
Actress Jessica Alba arrives in a fur bonnet and fur coat combination at The Lift on January 20, 2008, in Park City, Utah. (Jason Merritt/WireImage)


Behind the beautiful face and oozing sex appeal is a successful woman, who has transitioned from being an A-list celebrity to high profile businesswoman. 

Though she moved away from the bright and shiny movie star life, her elegant style and fun selection of hats didn’t fade.

Jessica Alba wears a purple knit beanie as she walks on the boulevard Saint Germain on March 11, 2009, in Paris, France. (Francois G. Durand/WireImage)
Jessica Alba wears a purple knit beanie as she walks on the boulevard Saint Germain on March 11, 2009, in Paris, France. (Francois G. Durand/WireImage)


Early beginnings of young Jessica

Born to parents of mixed lineage, Jessica grew up in a traditional American family in Southern California. You wonder, does Jessica Alba have blue eyes? No, but her deep dark brown eyes have always made her stand out.

Deep dark-brown-eyed-Jessica Alba dons a leather fedora. (Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Deep dark-brown-eyed-Jessica Alba dons a women’s leather hat. (Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)


The American actress began her TV and movie career at the young age of 13 years old. She bagged her first big role starring for Dark Angel in the early 2000s. At age 19, she was breaking out to stardom!

Jessica Alba is seen pairing her track pants with her comfy Bucket hat while filming on location for "An Invisible Sign of My Own" on November 4, 2008, in Westchester, New York. (James Devaney/WireImage)
Jessica Alba is seen pairing her track pants with her comfy Bucket hat while filming on location for “An Invisible Sign of My Own” on November 4, 2008, in Westchester, New York. (James Devaney/WireImage)


For that role, Jessica received numerous recognitions. She got a Golden Globe nomination, a Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress, and a Saturn Award for Best Actress.

Like any celeb during those years, she rode the hype train of wearing skinny jeans, track pants, and streetwear. In the photo below, she is seen wearing a fisherman cap inspired by the Britney era.

Jessica Alba at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino Resort at Caramel Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Jessica Alba at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino Resort at Caramel Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Denise Truscello/WireImage)


Hitting it big in Hollywood

The award-winning actress would go on to star in blockbuster movies left and right. She was also one of the main draws in Good Luck Chuck, Sin City, and Fantastic Four.

Actress Jessica Alba sports a cotton-made beanie with her RayBan sunglasses as she attends the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on January 24 in Park City, Utah. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Actress Jessica Alba sports a cotton-made beanie with her RayBan sunglasses as she attends the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on January 24 in Park City, Utah. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


More than being an on-screen fixture, hot Jessica became a sex symbol landing her a spot on Maxim Magazine’s Hot 100 on multiple occasions.

This Jessica Alba sexy swimsuit is one of the many reasons why she was a constant on the hot list.

Jessica Alba is wearing a white and pink bikini from BCN Brand with matching trainers at the Duquesa Suites Barcelona Hotel on August 1, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain. Contrary to public belief, Alba does not speak Spanish. (Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)
Jessica Alba is wearing a white and pink bikini from BCN Brand with matching trainers at the Duquesa Suites Barcelona Hotel on August 1, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain. Contrary to public belief, Alba does not speak Spanish. (Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)

Now a household name, her boho style was emerging to that of leaning toward classic and elegant. Despite her soaring popularity, the sexy actress would often be seen out and about because she loved to travel in style.

Controversies along the way

Actress Jessica Alba wears a black women’s fedora with a navy blue band as she watches the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on January 26, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Actress Jessica Alba wears a black women’s fedora with a navy blue band as she watches the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on January 26, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


When one is at the peak of their career, one can expect the rumor mills to start to swing. Jessica, who by the way has no relation to NBC’s Monica Alba, wasn’t spared.

Huge sports fan-Jessica Alba attends the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2013, in New York City. She is seen sporting a floppy hat which is perfect for the outdoor game. (Uri Schanker/WireImage)
Huge sports fan-Jessica Alba attends the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2013, in New York City. She is seen sporting a floppy hat which is perfect for the outdoor game. (Uri Schanker/WireImage)


Regarded as a huge sports fan, the actress was known to have dated then New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter. In 2007, it was heavily reported that she may have contracted herpes from the athlete. However, neither an official report nor a statement has been made regarding this.

Jessica was again the subject of rumor mills when celeb pundits speculated that she may have once had breast implants or a “boob job”. Again, neither an official report nor a statement has been made to address this. 

Unfounded claims aside, when you’re as influential and stylish as she is, might as well just shrug them off.

Transition to a different career

At 41, the American actress has transitioned into a businesswoman and entrepreneur. As the co-founder of The Honest Company, which sells household goods and body care products, Jessica has been busy with its organic growth.

Despite her career change, her classic and elegant style remains the same though. Now though, she isn’t afraid to mix it up with some prints as seen in her Trilby hat below.

U.S. actress Jessica Alba arrive by helicopter at Lilydale Adventist Academy on May 06, 2007, in Kalorama, Australia. (Simon Fergusson/Getty Images)
U.S. actress Jessica Alba arrive by helicopter at Lilydale Adventist Academy on May 06, 2007, in Kalorama, Australia. (Simon Fergusson/Getty Images)


The Honest Company broke out in 2021, the Jessica Alba-backed business raised more than US$ 400 million for its initial public offering. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress turned businesswoman is worth US$100 million.

Jessica Alba wears an Outback hat that goes perfectly with her loose top and jeans outfit. (Alexandra Wyman/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR )
Jessica Alba wears a women’s straw hat that goes perfectly with her loose top and jeans outfit. (Alexandra Wyman/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR )


The entrepreneur is happily married to long-time partner and producer Cash Warren, and they share three kids. 

The Hat Stops Here

The Honest Company founder Jessica Alba rings the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell to mark the company's IPO at NASDAQ MarketSite on May 05, 2021, in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Honest Company)
The Honest Company founder Jessica Alba rings the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell to mark the company’s IPO at NASDAQ MarketSite on May 05, 2021, in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Honest Company)

Jessica Alba is as sexy and as influential as they come. She is a stylish icon in her own right, and nobody can say otherwise.

At the end of the day, she can get her way out of Hollywood, but you can never take Hollywood out of her.

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