Lifestyle Style Gabrielle Union Still Has Her Bring It on Cheerleading Uniform in Her Closet - and More Style Truths from the Star The actress also shares how her closet compares to that of her husband, basketball star Dwyane Wade By Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico is PEOPLE's Deputy Style Director, where she oversees the brand's digital Style and Beauty coverage. This includes running lead on the Met Gala, which is among PEOPLE.com's top-trafficked red carpet events every year, interviewing the industry's top influencers (including all the Kardashian-Jenners), and breaking A-list celeb news (a New Jersey shore native, it is no surprise that her favorite interview ever was with Bruce Springsteen). Brittany is a style contributor to People Every Day Podcast and has represented the brand on national TV programs including Good Morning America and The CW's two TV specials on the British Royals. She joined PEOPLE from Cosmopolitan in 2013, where she was an Associate Editor. People Editorial Guidelines and Kaitlyn Frey Kaitlyn Frey Instagram Twitter Assistant Style & Beauty Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 24, 2017 04:42 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Gabrielle Union is still just as nostalgic about her Bring It On days as you are. The ever-stylish star sat down with PeopleStyle to talk all things fashion for our 5 Questions video series, and revealed that she’s still holding on to her iconic cheerleading uniform from the fan-loved 2000 film. When asked what the oldest thing in her closet is, the star shared, “Probably my wedding dress and maybe my Bring It On cheerleading outfit — not that I wear it!” Instead of holding on to everything she owns, the actress, who just released the Gabrielle Union collection at New York & Company, thrives on cleaning out her closet. “I just don’t like to keep things that no longer have any use,” she said. “I do a purge every three months. I guess I’ve watched too many episodes of Hoarders!” Looking for more style content? Click here to subscribe to the PeopleStyle Newsletter for amazing shopping discounts, can’t-live-without beauty products and more. Union may keep a tight edit on her closet, but her love of fashion continues to grow. The star said personal experiences from her past (like her 2005 divorce from former football player Chris Howard) have helped her build up the courage to experiment with her outfit choices without worrying about what other people think. “You’ve got to release fear of judgement and fear of public failure and humiliation and shame,” she shared. “What’s the worst that can happen? I fail. I get up.” Now, the 44-year-old who’s married to NBA star Dwyane Wade has ransformed into a bonafide style icon, and she’s never afraid to play around with bold prints, colors and designs. RELATED PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes at Men’s Paris Fashion Week with Dwyane Wade “If I hadn’t done that I would still be wearing very appropriate but non-memorable little back dresses and blending into the wall,” Union told us. Even though Union consistently posts her killer parade of outfits on Instagram, it’s actually her husband Wade that takes the crown for biggest fashion diva in their marriage. “Not only has his closet taken over both guest room closets, he has a shoe vault. None of my shoes are in that shoe vault. Like he turned a whole extra room into a shoe museum,” Union said. “And then there’s like storage units places — I don’t even know where all his clothes are.” In addition to designing for New York & Company, Union’s become a beauty connoisseur as well, launching her own hair care line, Flawless By Gabrielle Union this year at Ulta. The star’s all about encouraging women to embrace their natural hair texture, but she revealed she has some childhood hair regrets. “In seventh grade I dunked my bangs in a bowl of peroxide and then sat outside,” she said. “And they were bright red for years and fried.” What’s your favorite look Gabrielle’s worn this year? Sound off in the comments below.