When it comes to throwing on an outfit that puts a little pep in your step, Gabrielle Union has a few pointers.
In honor of her new NY & Company line, the Being Mary Jane star chatted with PureWow about her top three tips for dressing with confidence.
In order to feel empowered (and sexy), Union suggests dressing for your mood, highlighting your personal style and, when all else fails, faking confidence until you feel it coming out of your pores.
She explained, “Some days I wake up and the last thing I want on earth is to wear something body conscious…But everybody steps in their greatness in their own unique way. [My line] encourages people to not just look at the ad campaign. That is not the guideline; that’s just what we came up with.”
And because everyone brings their own unique style and experience, Union challenges us to “Be your own guidelines, be your own look book, and don’t be afraid to own your mood that day.”
In addition, when it comes time for Union to choose something to throw on, she finds herself relying on denim-on-denim for an effortless look she says “deserves a high five…and feels dope and fly.”
There you have it: Break out those denim jumpsuits, ladies.