ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree Issa Rae has had a knockout year. With the huge success of her HBO series, Insecure, Rae is definitely making serious waves. On top of being one of the most in-demand women in Hollywood, the star is killing it with her fun, quirky fashion! See all of the times she taught us a welcome lesson in true stand-out style.
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This is the perfect look for when you want to look pulled together yet relaxed. Issa is working this cropped floral top, high-waist shorts and lace-up pumps.
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So, we're going to have to say yasss to this dress. This mutli-colored beauty offers up much appreciated texture and pattern play!
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This super cute printed boat neck frock proves that sophisticated doesn't have to be boring.
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Issa goes for a serious play with texture here. This super intricate dress is a win.
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You can't go wrong with a black and white sheath dress. You just can't.
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We're not sure if chic is even the appropriate word here. This killer black dress with a printed bodice is really just fabulous.
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Giving us summer '16 vibes, Issa proves that a printed maxi is a girls best friend.
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*Insert praise hands emoji* This printed, yellow, cold-shouldered frock is everything.
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Issa's geometric flare dress paired with strappy yellow heels is the epitome of bold, fun fashion.