Gabrielle Union Is All About Easy-Chic Style for Spring

For the Being Mary Jane star, maxi dresses and fun graphics are an absolute must.

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As fans bid adieu to the BET drama after four seasons, star Gabrielle Union opens up about finding joy — and her awesome new fashion line with . Now, the actress, author, and entrepreneur hits the streets in easy-dressing looks that work Monday to Funday.

Fashion Director, Kristen Saladino. Hair, Larry Sims at Forward Artists using Flawless. Makeup, Fiona Stiles using Fiona Stiles Beauty at Starworks Artists. Manicure, Kimmie Kyees for Celestine Agency using Tammy Taylor.

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Dress down dress pants.
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Pair a casual graphic  top with tailored trousers for a perfectly polished look. Plus, wearing an inspirational message sends out good vibes where you go!

"I'm super-influenced by street style and Instagram," says Gabrielle. "For , I gather inspiration from around the world and try to put a little practicality in there; I'm all about materials that are breathable and flattering and still allow you to eat!" 

Earrings, $180 (with 20% using code GH20), . Rebecca Minkoff; sweater, $88, Lulu Frost bracelet, $125, ; pants, $99, ; Kenneth Cole heels, $140,

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Pamper your hair.
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"Once a week, I give myself a full hair spa day with the  and  from my beauty brand, ," says Gabrielle. "Between washes, I use the daily."

Sweater, $180, ; ring, $65, ; jeans, $25, . 

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Go day to night in a maxi dress.
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This emerald one-and-done stunner is the answer to all your date-night What should I wear? dilemmas. 

"Writing my book, , was therapeutic...whether I was talking about sexual assault, failed marriages, or finding joy in being my authentic self," says Gabrielle. "Acknowledging you're in pain is the first step, and then seeking help. The online community is full of people going through the exact same thing you are."

Earrings, $60, ; Gabrielle Union Collection at New York & Company dress, $100, ; cuff, $58, . 

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Shop for flirty frills.
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Ruffles are flattering, feminine, and totally of the moment. Keep the rest of your accessories light to let the dramatic detail shine.

"If your soul is singing, you're going to look freaking amazing no matter if you're wearing couture or a dope thrift store find. Fashion comes from the inside out," says Gabrielle.

Earrings, $96 (with 20% using code GH20), ;  dress, $120, ; necklace and ring, $158 and $396 (with 20% using code GH20), .

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Top it off with a silky robe.
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Slip into a kimono to add a luxe touch to peachy jeans and a tee, or belt it over tights for an instant dress.

"I feel a responsibility to be a decent human being to everyone and accountable for my actions," says Gabrielle. "I want to leave every room I enter brighter than how I found it."

"If anyone in your life is making you feel bad...they need to be cut off. Give yourself permission to let go," she adds.

Earrings, $11, ; Gabrielle Union Collection at New York & Company kimono robe, $80, ; shirt, $30, ; jeans, $260, ; ring, $450, ; heels, $33, . 

This story originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of GolfHr.

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