7 Times Gabrielle Union Rocked Cool Patterns

When is comes to pulling off fabulous summer style, patterns are the perfect way to stand out in warm weather. Proving that she's the queen of print, Gabrielle Union wore patterned separates that would make any style guru stop and take notice. From summer dresses to red carpet gowns, Union knows how to style an awesome pattern and instantly brighten an outfit.

The actress hit the streets for a night out in a patterned two piece that left her looking cool and confident. The brown, black, and white ensemble left her pretty in prints for a night out on the town and consisted of a fitted, spaghetti strap crop top and knee length button down skirt complete with pocks. She paired the co-ord with a brown chunky heel, and the whole outfit couldn't have been more perfect for a summer day.

She completed the look with beachy waved hair and a perfectly pink lip that made the ensemble just as fabulous for a night out as it would be for a day at the pool. Union posted several photos of the look to Instagram, and clearly she was just as excited to wear this as I was to see her rocking it. There's no better feeling than loving your look, and a bold print can help you feel unique and confident.

But this isn't the first time that Union has sported some serious print. She's been a long-time supporter of going bold and has mastered everything from bright to subtle. Taking the style from the streets to the red carpet, here are seven times she made me want to ditch the all-black for something a little more interesting.

1. Soft and Sweet

She eased into summer with the garden-inspired print outfitted with a summery fedora.

2. High Fashion Crop

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This woman sure knows how to dress up a crop top.

3. Lovely Layers

Union hit the West Coast and made stripes look chic with a white jacket.

4. Fabulous Florals

The star combined stripes with florals for a killer travel outfit.

5. Sheer and On Fleek

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The red carpet look combined high drama with sleek, subtle print.

6. Bold and Bright

It looks like a liking for fabulous prints run in the family.

7. Comfy Meets Classic

Even when she's lounging at home, she dresses in patterns.

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