Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Ella Halikas’ tips for rocking trends at any size

Model Ella Halikas shares how to be stylish at any size.

Model Ella Halikas shares how to be stylish at any size.

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While fashion trends ebb and flow, one thing’s for sure: Confidence and creativity never go out of style. Take it from Sports Illustrated curve model Ella Halikas, who recently recreated two of model-actress Julia Fox’s famously skin-baring styles, writing in her empowering Instagram captions: “Thick girls can rock this ‘fit, too.”

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Halikas, who hit the runway for Miami Swim Week 2022 and appeared in Sports Illustrated’s 2021 swimsuit issue, is known to show off her sense of style both on and off the catwalk. If you’re looking for tips on sporting celebrity- and model-worthy styles yourself, follow Halikas’ advice for finding looks you love at any size.

Copy your favorite celebrities’ outfits

When Halikas saw Fox sporting a teeny, low-rise skirt—as social media bemoaned the Y2K trend resurgence—she sought to prove the style statement’s return isn’t all bad news. “I kind of looked at [the social media reaction] as motivation to prove people wrong that you don’t have to be very small to wear this and rock it,” she says. She recreated the iconic look by cutting apart an Aritzia crop top and an Amazon dress, showing off the homemade matching set in Instagram posts that earned a like from Fox herself.

Whether it’s rising to the occasion with low-rise, thinking Barbiecore pink, or copying a look from your favorite influencer, don’t be afraid to take celebrity-loved trends for a spin. “Once you just do it once or twice, you start to make a habit of going for pieces

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