Jennifer Hudson dons bold baubles for the Do Something Awards

Jennifer Hudson's voice is nothing short of awe-inspiring, and neither was her stunning outfit and accessories at the recent Do Something Awards in Hollywood. The unexpected combo, including an animal print blouse, black shorts and chunky gold chain necklace with a matching bracelet commanded nearly as much attention as her singing. Her head-to-toe Versace ensemble was even more striking with the addition of white heels that encircled her ankles in studded cuffs. You can follow in Hudson's stylish footsteps by rocking a bold chain necklace and bracelet from fine jewelers with a simple button-down, sleek hair and high-waisted shorts for a look that's both trendy and timeless.

It was an emotional night for Hudson, according to CBS News. The Do Something Awards were originally co-founded by VH1 and with the aim of honoring celebs and activists who have made strides in creating positive change within local and international communities. Hudson was recognized for having co-founded the Julian D. King Foundation, which is named after her nephew who was murdered in 2008. The organization supplies children from impoverished families with supplies they need to thrive. Hudson fought back tears while accepting her award from presenter Ne-Yo for the work that the foundation has done, the news outlet reports.

"It just shows how much it warms my heart to see so many blessed and from our blessings in honor of my nephew," she explained to the audience, according the news station. "It's one thing to be a celebrity, but it means nothing if you can't help somebody."

Hudson has demonstrated time and again in both her humanitarian work and her singing career that she's fiercely dedicated to making a difference. This star wants to be heard – and her striking gold jewelry made quite the statement.