The Fash-off! Rihanna vs. Jessica Alba

One is the official queen of off-duty dressing; the other is better known for a daring, yet questionable approach to ‘personality projection’ through her sartorial choices. We could only be talking about Jessica Alba, oh, and Rihanna.

This week’s fash-off (or should we say cas(ual)-off) sees the two beauties go head-to-head in considerably low-key outfits  – well that’s definitely low-key for RiRi, after what she landed in at Heathrow Airport!

Vivacious wardrobe queen, Rihanna, was papped out in London in a complimentary logo-ed Kenzo ensemble, denim cut-offs, Opening Ceremony ‘Mary Ellen’ boots and her fave Gucci USA GG Flag Collection Boston Bag.

On the other hand, Jessica Alba was spotted strolling around LA in a pair of – what are fast becoming her signature staple – Current/Elliott black stiletto Wildflower jeans, a casual blue tank and Surface to Air strappy sandals.

Here’s what we thought…

Fashion News Ed, Maria says:

Rihanna’s been dressing a bit erratically lately, and I’m less than impressed with the cannabis jumper she wore as she touched down in London a few days ago, but I do actually really like this look. It has that whole “I just threw this on – and what?!” thing about it, without looking like she got dressed in the dark while hungover. I think the leopard print shoes definitely jazz it and help turn her look from casual to fash-worthy – a very age-appropriate, figure-flattering ensemble from our fave Bajan pop princess.

Jessica Alba does casual street style better than most, but this strays slightly from her usual, more “done up” chic outfit choices. The accessorising is perfect though; she found a great top to match her busy trousers, although the shoes are a tad distracting.

Even though I’m a huge advocate of Jessica Alba‘s off-duty style, I’m going with Rihanna on this occasion.

Features Ed, Farhana says:

This look has me remixing the title of one of Rihanna’s hit albums to read ‘bad girl gone good.’ Yes, she’s done good- especially after sporting a rather ‘illegal’ looking jumper a few days ago! This entire look screams “RiRi” at me, and I wouldn’t have her any other – thigh-covered-subtle-top-nude-lipped – way!

Jessica Alba is my go-to reference point for sartorial perfection when it comes to dressing with nonchalance, and still managing to look super-slick. Although she looks fab, I do agree with our Fash News Ed and feel the sandals are trying to outdo the jeans by jumping with all their strappy might for our attention! It feels like she’s ‘forgotten’ something in this outfit.  Maybe one for the do-not-repeat archive, hey Jess?

Fash-off champion: She really is the only girl in the world who can get away with sartorial murder. Rihanna, you’ve won us over – again!

Whose style wins for you?

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