Kate Hudson may have just designed a collection of glamorous little black dresses for Ann Taylor, but the star revealed to InStyle.com that her everyday style is definitely more relaxed. “I’m kind of all over the place when it comes to fashion,” Hudson tells us. “Everybody thinks I’m a hippie, and I get it because I do tend to add a lot of layers to my outfits.” Whether dressed in jeans and a sweater or a flowing maxi-dress, her casual style is always on point.

The one piece she can’t resist? “If I see a big, white, flowy dress that looks like you should be in a field somewhere with daisies in your hair, I am a sucker for it,” Hudson says. “Flowy and girly is definitely my day‑to‑day, but I’m also a mom, so I literally wear leggings and t‑shirts all the the time. I try to mix it up.”

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Whenever the actress hits the red carpet, however, she is more than glamorous. “I like what I like. I don’t have anything specific that hits me,” Hudson says. From the embroidered nude Zuhair Murad gown she donned at the Vanity Fair Oscar party to the on-trend Balmain denim minidress she wore to a movie premiere, we have no qualms with the star’s jaw-dropping formal style.

Hudson also offers sound fashion advice for women. “If you feel good in it, wear it because then it won’t feel like the clothes are wearing you,” she says. “It’s going to enhance who you really are and be something that you feel comfortable in.”

“When you put something on, and you feel good in it, that’s probably what you should be wearing because it’s going to exude confidence to those around you,” Hudson explains. “I think any girl knows that.”

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