Social media influencer Katie Sturino is recreating popular celebrity outfits for the plus-size community, according to a post from BuzzFeed.
Sturino, who currently has over 700,000 followers on Instagram, is a body-positivity advocate and beauty brand founder.
In 2015, she created a photo series, #SuperSizeTheLook, which features side-by-side re-creation of a celebrity outfits that she adores. Each entry also includes the brands she’s wearing, the sizes, and a note telling her followers where to find the pieces.
With the series, Sturino is hoping to prove that “style has no size” and to “raise awareness for size inclusivity and help others find confidence and comfort in their own skin.”
“I want to inspire everyone to have fun with fashion and to take more risks with trends that they’ve been told they couldn’t pull off or weren’t allowed to wear at their size, like crop tops or loud prints,” Sturino told BuzzFeed.
“Fashion is for everyone — we shouldn’t have to follow the rules we’ve been fed by society or the media. I want to empower people to think outside the box of their personal style and experiment with fashion in a way they maybe didn’t think was possible.”
Since starting the series, Sturino has recreated gorgeous looks previously worn by Kendall Jenner…
…Tracee Ellis Ross…
…and even, Kate Middleton.
Sturino said while creating these looks, she has experienced firsthand just how hard it is to find cute outfits in her size.
But things are changing and brands are becoming more and more inclusive, according to the 41-year-old.
“When I first started this series, there were so many brands I couldn’t pull pieces from to re-create celebrity looks because they didn’t come in my size,” she said.
“Now, mass brands like Athleta and Old Navy offer extended sizes, plus fashion-forward designers like Olivia Rubin and Henning.”
She went on to note that there is “definitely still work to be done to ensure people of all sizes are represented and catered to in fashion, but I’m proud of the progress that’s been made in the industry over the years.”
The average American woman is between a size 16–18, and Sturino believes brands would benefit from making stylish clothing to fit more bodies.
“It isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s good business,” she said. “There is a massive market of women who are underserved by today’s fashion industry.”