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Gabrielle Union’s Black Shirt & Beige Suit Are The Unexpected Combo You’ll Want To Try


Nobody loves a power suit more than Gabrielle Union. Putting an eccentric spin on the timeless two-piece set (bold check print, exaggerated shoulders, adding a skirt, eschewing the undershirt, and you-name-it) has become the actor's signature look. Her latest rendition, a beige suit and black shirt, is one Gabrielle Union look worth copying STAT.

It's been nearly 20 years since this Hollywood veteran's breakout role in Bring It On and can't you still just picture her in that iconic Clovers uniform? She's blossomed into a bonafide fashion risk-taker over the past two decades, always pushing the envelope with daring ensembles and being the first to try out emerging trends.

Many are too busy marveling at her over-the-top outfits to notice that they all pretty much share the same foundation: It starts with a simple suit.

Union has become an expert at turning your average separates into a certified fashion statement. On Thurs., for instance, she took the beige set that's probably already hanging in your closet and added an unexpected black, ruffle-front top to it for the perfect amount of edge.

Despite everything you heard growing up, it turns out black and beige do go together quite well after all.

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Union wore the polished blazer open, exposing pretty ruffle detailing on her blouse, which ran from the neckline all the way down past the waist of her pants. The actor left the buttons on the ankles of her pants unfastened so that they hung slightly over her strappy black sandal heels. To top it off, she accessorized with gold hoop earrings and a black clutch.

An unexpected-but-subtle color combination using only a few classic wardrobe staples — it's safe to say this is the suit you'll be wearing to the office on Mon. Lucky for you, it's so easy to recreate.

Ahead, Union-inspired black top and beige suit combinations.

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Ruffled Sleeve Sheer Blouse




Make this pretty ruffled sheer top your undershirt. It's the ideal lightweight layer for spring.

Monte Carlo Slub Canvas Blazer & 1976 Slub Canvas Flared Pants



A good beige suit is the wardrobe staple every girl needs. A quality, wear-anywhere set like this is worth the investment.

Tie Neck Blouse CECE



You won't find a prettier spring tank than this silky tie-neck blouse.

Fashion Union Straight Leg Pants Two-Piece



Wear this set over your black blouse of choice for a smart look exactly like Union's.

Ruffle Tech-Satin Short-Sleeve Blouse



This basic black top with ruffle detailing à la Union is the perfect pairing for your beige suit or simply to wear on its own.

Blazer With Flap Pockets & Flared Pants



Get the actor's designer ensemble for a fraction of the price with this super-affordable Zara find.