Vanessa Hudgens In Bathing Suit Channels Her Inner Feline

Vanessa Hudgens smiles big with loose waves, small hoop earrings, and a dainty necklace.
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Vanessa Hudgens' leopard-print swimsuit photoshoot had us purring like little kittens.

Getting on Instagram to promote her April-launched Fabletics collection, the Tick, Tick… Boom! star took a walk on the wild side with a cream-and-neon-yellow palette and posed poolside in a bikini, while also giving her 45.8 million followers a little peek behind the scenes.

Read on to learn about the activities that help her stay in shape, as well as the photographs that prove they work—and don't forget to check out the 30 Top Celebrity Swimsuit Moments to become beach-ready too!

She's Just Purr-Fect

Starting off with a sultry close-up in the makeup chair, the upload let fans know right off the bat they should expect some serious skin-flashing with Hudgens' new Sun-Daze Collection. In an image spotlighting her hourglass curves, the 33-year-old showcased the plunging neckline of her string bikini, which comes with super high-cut bottoms tying above the hip.

The real fun began in the following slides, which flaunted her fit figure in full and saw her expertly handling a garden hose as she posed barefoot next to an infinity rooftop pool.

The High School Musical alum topped off the goodness with a clever pun in the caption that proved she's definitely channeling her inner feline: "Sun-Daze season 🐆☀️ Available to shop right meow on @fabletics….see what I did there?!"

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She Hand-Picked The Print

Before getting her magazine-worthy moment, Hudgens spent months working on her Fablectis line. "Each style, color, fabric, buttons, patches and so on are all hand-picked by me and I hope you love them as much as I do," she told fans in a previous post showcasing several designs from the collection.

As seen in the pics above, the drop is all about comfort and style and features everything you need from a bathing suit to a baby tee, a halter babydoll dress, and various loungewear sets, all sporting bold prints and vibrant colors.

The big winner is definitely the leopard print. "It's nude almost, but with a pop of color, and to me, that screams spring," Hudgens told Harper's Bazaar.

She's Reintroducing Bright Colors

Hudgens put a lot of thought into choosing the color scheme for her collection. Although she confessed she "was never a big fan of bright colors," the actress has been experimenting with her personal style and now says she "cannot get enough" of vivid hues.

"Reintroducing bright colors into my wardrobe is something that I've personally fallen in love with this year," she shared. "So I really wanted to make sure we had some poppy things in the collection."

She's Looking To The Big Brands

Pictured above in Valentino onstage at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the actress looked to the Italian fashion brand for inspiration when coming up with her new collection.

"I mean, you look at Valentino's last show, the walls were even pink," Hudgens, who front-rowed at Paris Fashion Week in braless see-through lavender lace, told Harper's Bazaar. "I think we're all embracing it, because it does, like, ignite something in you that brings you joy, and that's something that we all need."

She Loves Being Active

Hudgens, who says she's "always in workout gear" and wanted to feel "strong and cute but also supported" in the new collection, talked more about self-care with the Hollywood Reporter.

"I’m starting to realize the importance of taking care of yourself — working out, taking care of my body and getting my endorphins pumping," she said, sharing that she loves Pilates as "a way to lengthen and strengthen your body.”

For those wanting to take up Pilates themselves, the Mayo Clinic explains that, although the workout "may sound intimidating" when you first get into it, "it's an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility."

"Pilates can be adapted to provide a gentle strength training and stability program, or it can be modified to give a seasoned athlete a challenging workout," says the clinic.

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