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While we've thoroughly enjoyed the glamorous dresses seen on the Oscars red carpet recently, sometimes we do prefer the more accessible looks the stars wear in their downtime. From Jessica Alba and Alessandra Ambrosio rocking bold details to Solange Knowles and Rachel Weisz looking pretty in polka dots, here are a few of our favourite off-duty celebrity looks.

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  • Jessica Alba, 7 March

    After spending the past week hitting the shows and after-show parties of Paris Fashion Week, Jessica Alba was back in the comfort zone: swapping high heels and sleek outfits for biker boots and a cosy yellow knit while out and about in LA.

  • Nicole Richie, 7 March

    Nicole Richie layered up leather, fringing, wool AND shearling for a seriously opulent daytime ensemble.

  • Selma Blair, 7 March

    Selma Blair took boyfriend jeans and a cosy jumper to the next level of stylishness by pairing them with a statement oversized scarf, sleek black loafers and a structured Hermès tote. We're bookmarking this look for weekends.

  • Renée Zellweger, 7 March

    Renée Zellweger's loose slouchy layers get an unexpected injection of smart heritage styling thanks to her chic monogrammed slippers.

  • Rosamund Pike, 7 March

    A Hollywood star she may be, but there's something about Rosamund Pike's tailored coat and matching pink jumper and Converse trainers that give her outfit an air of Englishness. Jolly good!

  • Jessica Biel, 6 March

    Take a leaf out of Jessica Biel's book: swap your work-appropriate skirt for a sheeny satin number to take your look from office to out-on-the-town.

  • Michelle Williams, 6 March

    A bold tartan scarf added a statement finish to Michelle Williams' layered casual outfit.

  • Gwen Stefani, 6 March

    Slouchy harem trousers are not easy to pull off but the inimitable Gwen Stefani does so while also managing to give off an air of old-Hollywood glamour. Not easy, but a sharp-shouldered jacket, killer heels and retro sunglasses are key.

  • Victoria Beckham, 5 March

    She may just be out and about in London, but an opportunity not looking stylish is an opportunity wasted for Victoria Beckham. We love the fashion designer's sleek maroon coat.

  • Zoe Saldana, 4 March

    Grey boots, grey jeans, grey cardigan... How on earth does Zoe Saldana manage to make head-to-toe grey look interesting? Well, besides rocking a megawatt smile (always helpful), Zoe made it work by opting for different tones of the same shade.

  • Lily Collins, 4 March

    A bowler hat and a statement striped top instantly upgraded Lily Collins' airport lounge look.

  • Natalia Vodianova, 3 March

    Natalia Vodianova partnered up oversized glasses with a satchel-style handbag for a disarmingly offbeat twist to her smart outfit.

  • Hilary Duff, 3 March

    In case there was any doubt, Hilary Duff provides the necessary confirmation here that, yes, an animal print bomber jacket really is a good idea!

  • Milla Jovovich, 3 March

    In town for Paris Fashion Week, model and actress Milla Jovovich channelled 70s bohemia for her airport arrivals look, teaming flared jeans with a nonchalantly slung scarf and oversized shades.

  • Jessica Alba, 2 March

    Jetting into Charles de Gaulle airport for Paris Fashion Week, Jessica Alba adjusted to the chilly weather in a wool coat from Sportmax and J Brand jeans. We wonder if canny Jess has a change of clothes in her black Gerard Darel tote in case of a lost baggage situation (quelle horreur!), while keeping her purple Jimmy Choo across-body bag for essentials?

  • Rachel Weisz, 1 March

    In town for the European premiere of Oz The Great and Powerful, Rachel Weisz arrived at Claridge's in London wearing a suitably chic outfit.

  • Chloe Moretz, 28 February

    This season look out for new twists on the classic biker jacket à la Chloe Moretz, who teamed her navy wool version with skinny jeans and a distressed leather Miu Miu handbag as she left the Crillon Hotel in Paris.

  • Alessandra Ambrosio, 28 February

    Alessandra Ambrosio's off-duty look has once again caught our attention. Well, she's certainly hard to miss in that neon pink, tiger-face jumper which she paired with leopard print trainers by Vans.

  • Karlie Kloss, 27 February

    Karlie Kloss seriously upped the game of the classic 'model off-duty' look by opting for this sophisticated ensemble, topped off with a chic Chanel handbag, while out and about in Paris.

  • Kelly Brook, 27 February

    Never mind the weather: Kelly Brook brought a welcome ray of sunshine to a drab February day, stepping out in London wearing a bold printed dress by Clover Canyon with matching neon orange heels.

  • Mary-Kate Olsen, 27 February

    Out and about during Paris Fashion Week, Mary-Kate Olsen stuck to the one key rule of wearing head-to-toe black successfully: mix those textures!

  • Kristin Cavallari, 27 February

    Kristin Cavallari took full advantage of the balmy LA weather when pulling together this look, pairing different shades of white and cream with on-trend printed denim. Definitely one to bookmark for when the climate turns favourable here.

  • Samantha Barks, 27 February

    Fresh from her performance alongside the rest of the Les Misérables troupe at the Oscars, actress Samantha Barks arrived at Heathrow in an endearingly cool outfit which was heavy on the leather.

  • Alessandra Ambrosio, 27 February

    Originally hailing from Brazil, wearing colour must almost be written into Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio's DNA, so she wouldn't think twice when throwing on this bold combo.

  • Jennifer Garner, 27 February

    Attention! Note how Jennifer Garner uses army tones and fitted pieces to pull her totally casual outfit into line.

  • Sophia Bush, 27 February

    It'd be all too easy for Sophia Bush's outfit to veer into workwear territory. However, the star keeps things weekend appropriate with the addition of a softly draped wrap top and fun satchel bag from Mulberry.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker, 26 February

    Has Sarah Jessica Parker been stealing styling tips from her little girls? This socks and clog sandal combo is just too cute - but we have a feeling only SJP could really pull this off!

  • Miranda Kerr, 26 February

    We're pretty sure Miranda Kerr could wear a black bin liner and still look great, but we really like the way she's used a mix of leather and wool to make head-to-toe black look appealing. The red lips finish this outfit off perfectly.

  • Jada Pinkett Smith, 26 February

    Jada Pinkett Smith makes this summer's white and sportswear trends look easy, as she stepped out of a New York hotel in this nonchalant ensemble.

  • Jessica Biel, 26 February

    She may be wearing skinny jeans and a pair of high-tops (is this Justin's doing?!), however, Jessica Biel still retains her trademark ladylike styling thanks to a grey princess coat and smart structured bag.

  • Eva Longoria, 26 February

    So what if you're wearing leggings and a slouchy jumper underneath; arriving at Heathrow airport, Eva Longoria shows us all you need is a smartly tailored coat, riding boots and a ladylike handbag to achieve that airport-chic look.

  • Solange Knowles, 26 February

    We love Solange Knowles' fun polka dot coat dress, especially the way she expertly balances out the mini hemline and bare legs with a chic low heel. Top marks So-Kno!

  • Halle Berry, 25 February

    Black studded ankle boots from Chloé gave Halle Berry's boyfriend jeans, slouchy jumper and scarf combo that necessary edge.

  • Jessica Alba, 25 February

    Want to create an impact even on your off-duty days? Follow Jessica Alba's lead and double up on bold details: she chose a bright red Tory Burch handbag and paired it with a statement-making leopard print top.