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Monogrammed Denim Is Happening: Are You Going to Try It?

Nov/12/2015 at 04:14 PM ET

Celebrities never cease to find ways to make us want to shop. The latest trend turning our heads? Denim jackets and chambray shirts embroidered with a sweet personal touch. This has “Holiday wish list” written all over it, which is why we’re bringing it to you now — so you have plenty of time to drop hints.

Celebrities with Monogrammed Denim JacketsLuis Yllanes/Splash News; Pacific Coast News

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Selena Gomez, Ireland Baldwin and More Stars Brave Sexy White Dresses to the Red Carpet

Nov/06/2015 at 09:21 AM ET

White hot! Last night’s dress code was all-white everything.

Selena Gomez, Ireland Baldwin and Dakota Johnson all stepped out in sexy, head-turning designs in the crisp clean hue. See the standout moments, below.

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Everyone's Wearing These Nicholas Kirkwood Pumps

Oct/26/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

There are some pieces celebs just gravitate to all at once. Recently, it was trying out the tricky lace-up bodysuit trend. Now, it’s all about the pointy-toe, ankle strap, PVC Nicholas Kirkwood “Mirage” pump. Check the red carpet roundup below.

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Blingy Earrings Are Making a Comeback, Just Ask Beyoncé

Oct/22/2015 at 06:14 PM ET

Big, standout statement jewelry is generally reserved for red carpet season — when celebs are wearing gems that cost more than most of us will spend in our lifetimes. So it was an interesting shift when stars like Beyoncé, Heidi Klum and model Toni Garrn started choosing them for “everyday” red carpet events. But we’re not gonna lie — the surprising trend is giving us so much holiday accessorizing inspo!

BeyonceIlya S. Savenok/Getty

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How Rebel Wilson's Career Inspired Her to Design Clothes for Women of All Sizes (She's an 18!)

Oct/21/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

Make room, Melissa McCarthy, there’s another funny lady in the fashion game! Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson noticed a gap in the market for young, cool plus-size style, and she’s about to launch her own line.

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Kylie Jenner's Latest Sports Bra-and-Spandex Outfit Is Her Sexiest Yet

Oct/12/2015 at 11:40 AM ET

If you thought Kylie Jenner‘s “teen-appropriate outfit” she sported last week was the beginning of a new fall wardrobe for the 18-year-old star, think again. Kylie is back to her sexy, midriff-baring ways, and she just posed in a super-snug sportswear ensemble to prove it.

Kylie JennerCourtesy Kylie Jenner

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Tess Holliday's Secrets to Online Shopping Successfully and More Tips From the Plus-Size Supermodel

Oct/02/2015 at 05:02 PM ET

At the recent launch of ModCloth’s first ever Fit Shop in San Francisco, plus-size supermodel Tess Holliday stopped by to discuss shopping, style, beauty and more! Read below to get the scoop straight from the model’s mouth.

Courtesy of Claudine Gossett for Drew Altizer Photography

Tess Holliday was a big deal in the modeling world well before she graced the cover of PEOPLE’s annual Bodies Issue this year, but she’s enjoying the roller coaster ride since it hit stands in May, “My whole family freaked out. It was such a big moment for all of us,” Holliday tells PEOPLE. “I think the best thing from all of it is having my fans come up to me and ask me to sign their copy. I mean, I was sitting at Disneyland and a gentleman came up to me and asked me to sign it; I asked him, ‘Do you just carry this around with you?’ It was quite funny and surreal.”

With her fan base growing exponentially each day, Holliday has become more than just a familiar face — she’s become a full-blown style inspiration. Her experience on numerous photo shoots has taught her “never to be afraid to mix metals, prints and colors — and to take risks.” However, that may not be as easy as she’d like it to be for plus size shoppers.

“We have come a long way in the industry, but we still need more options in clothing,” says Holliday. “Also, I would love to see more diverse models on websites so women can see someone with their body type and skin tone while shopping. We keep saying that, and only a handful listen. I feel like it’s just a no-brainer.”

One of those websites that has listened is Modcloth, which Holliday has shopped for years. But she stopped by to check out the goods from the formerly online-only retailer in-person at the Fit Shop. Holliday found plenty to like, including her favorite piece, from the brand’s recently-launched in-house line: “This ’70s style blue floral dress. I was speaking to [co-founder] Susan [Gregg Kroger] about it, and she said it was based from a vintage dress and they made it their own. Not only did it fit great, it wasn’t like anything I have in my closet!”

”TessCourtesy of Claudine Gossett for Drew Altizer Photography

While Holliday loves to shop online (“I love the access to indie designers and being able to have fun with fashion”), her first Fit Shop experience was a hit. “[I loved] that I was able to see how the clothes actually looked on my body, and surprisingly more things worked then not. Everyone was so helpful and knowledgeable about the products!” As anyone who has been hesitant to buy something a little different online can attest, sometimes you really need to try things on to know if you’ll like them — which Holliday can speak to from her experience. “[There] was a mixture of things that I didn’t think was my style, then when I saw how it looked on my body, I was obsessed,” she says.

So what’s still left on her “to buy” list? “A faux fur vest, a good pair of boots and a floppy hat,” she says. And while we had her, we couldn’t not ask how she keeps her hair looking so shiny. “My hairstylist Jonathan Van Ness is literally amazing,” she shares. “He does Olaplex treatments, cuts it regularly and really looks after it. I also try not to use heat styling on it when I’m not shooting, which helps a lot.”

With Modcloth’s expansion into brick-and-mortar (which they’ve extended until January 6), we can only hope our other favorite e-commerce brands soon follow suit. As Holliday says, “It’s tricky knowing how things will fit, even if you are familiar with the brand. That doesn’t always mean the size is consistent.” If she starts the charge, we’ll join it!

What do you think of Modcloth’s first expansion into brick-and-mortar? What other e-commerce sites would you like to see follow suit? Sound off in the comments, below!

— Adeline Duff

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