Tracee Ellis Ross‘ new clothing line just launched at JC Penney — and it’s a beautiful collection of all of your wardrobe needs.

“I was spit out by my mom [Diana Ross] so it fashion has been in my genes since I was a kid, and I worked in the fashion industry for years when I was growing up,” Ellis Ross told People Style about her new Tracee Ellis Ross for JCP collection. “I was a fashion editor and stylist. Then I moved into the acting world and my love of clothing never stopped. I’ve always dreamt of creating a line”

So when JC Penney asked Ross to come up with a new line, she didn’t hesitate. “JC Penney approached me and it felt like the perfect collaboration because one of the things I feel really strongly about is that everyone should have access to style, everyone should have access to beautiful things, everybody and all walks of life.”

Buy It! Tracee Ellis Ross for SJP Bliss Robe Jacket, $59; jcpenney.com; Tracee Ellis Ross for JCP Glow Short-Sleeve Sequin Dress, $74; jcpenney.com; Tracee Ellis Ross for JCP Heaven Tuxedo Jacket, $59; jcpenney.com

“It is a collection but it’s more of a wardrobe,” she shared. “It’s all based around how I dress and how I pull myself together which has a lot to do with ease and comfort and feeling empowered and also joyful in my clothing. So there’s a lot of color and sparkle and joy and pattern in everything.”

What are you favorite pieces? We are LOVING the all black. So clean and elegant!

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS FOR JC PENNEY

Buy It! Tracee Ellis Ross for JCP Heaven Tuxedo Jacket, $59; jcpenney.com; Tracee Ellis Ross for JCP Heaven Tuxedo Pants,$59; jcpenney.com

“For years, I’ve been asked, ‘What is the one piece of clothing that you would say that people should buy or spend money on in their closet?’ And the tuxedo jacket is always what I say. You can wear it over a dress, you can wear it over a gown, over jeans with a t-shirt, over sweatpants,” she explained. “You can kind of do anything with a tux jacket. This is a really nice one,” she says of her creation. “It’s got a nice little shoulder and it kind of nips in a little bit at the waist so it gives you like that little swirl that you like in the waist area.”

COURTESY JCPENNEY

Buy It! Tracee Ellis Ross for JCP Glow Short-Sleeve Sequin Dress, $74; jcpenny.com

 

COURTESY JC PENNEY

Buy It! Traces Ellis Ross for JCP Drawstring Pouch, $19; jcpenney.com

COURTESY JC PENNEY

Buy It! Tracee Ellis Ross for JCP Sequin Clutch, $19; jcpenney.com