In the July issue of PEOPLE magazine’s Style Watch issue, actress Gabrielle Union shares her sexy fashion and style secrets with readers. Union discusses everything from wearing stilettos, all-white outfits and jumpsuits. Check out her secrets when you read on.
Gabby on wearing white – “Whenever you go to a game, it’s a white-out – everyone wears white outfits,” she says. “I’ve gotten really creative with white. And if you don’t go too tight, it looks good on most people!”
Gabby on loving hoop earrings – “I live in hoops: classic, funky, high end. I’ve never seen a hoop that didn’t agree with me,” she gushes. That doesn’t mean she’s shelling out for her huge collection, though: “I love going to Cost Plus, it’s so easy to grab a bunch. Funky ones, ones with splashes of color, all-purpose ones. They’re like $4.95!”
Gabby on wearing platforms/stilettos –“The platform stiletto is a girl’s best friend,” she says of her go-to shoe. “It’s sexy but not painful. You can really get your strut on without your feet being tortured!”
Gabby’s advice on buying the perfect jumpsuit- “My tip when getting a jumpsuit is to get a size bigger,” she shares. “Nothing looks worse than when it’s stretching across your hips and butt. A bigger size can actually make you look smaller!”
Gabby on”pain is beauty” – “My honey is into fashion, and he told me to bring it. When I walked out of the closet, he said ‘Wow!'” she says of this Mandalay dress, worn to a LeBron James-hosted bash. “That was a night I suffered for beauty. I got wobbly in those shoes, but they looked great in the picture!”
Gabby says you can never have enough sparkle- “My rule for sparkle is that there’s no such thing as too sparkly!” the actress says of ultra-glam dresses like this strapless Nicole Miller mini – though she adds that it’s best to play down the rest of the look.
Gabby’ favorite part of her body is – “My favorite feature is my arms – I work hard for them!” she says. “I’ve never met a tank top I don’t like!”
Gabby’s simple vacation checklist consists of – “When I go on vacation, I pack sunblock, maxidresses, lots of bikinis and a cowboy hat.”
Gabby on her favorite pair of jeans, DL1961’s “Nicole” ultra skinny- “It says four-way stretch and really means it. For girls who like to eat every now and again, girls with butts and thighs, they’re amazing!” Her pals love the style too: “They really are like the ‘Traveling Pants‘; my friends borrow my jeans and they literally look good on everyone – on all different bodies!”
Gabby on where she likes to shop- “I like to mix high-end, designer things with funkier, less expensive pieces,” she says of her signature style. “I go to Cost Plus and Target and get hoops or power cuffs. There are lots of great pieces you can have fun with. I call it ‘balling on a budget’!”