Why Petra Collins Is the Coolest Fashion Girl

Not many individuals have accomplished what Petra Collins has in her short 23 years of living. She’s a photographer, artist, model, feminist, writer, and pretty much everything of the like and has gained recognition for all of it. She began practicing her craft during her teens and, in just a short number of years, has grown into one of the more recognized faces among the creative community.

If you haven’t heard of her yet, allow us to briefly fill you in. In 2013, Collins penned an evocative article about the deletion of her Instagram account over an “unaltered” image of her in a bikini that revealed pubic hair. Within the piece, she explored the unfair inconsistencies that occur between the portrayal of male and female sexuality. Aside from being an awesome proponent of the modern feminist movement, she’s also had her photograph featured in publications like Vogue, Love Magazine, and Elle, plus she was cast in Amazon’s Transparent, featured in Gucci’s F/W 16 campaign, and author of a book titled Babe in 2015.

Suffice it to say, the girl’s got it going on. And though good looks don’t make a woman interesting, we can’t help but swoon over her incredible style and natural beauty, too.

We gathered some of our favorite recent outfits below to give you a taste of what it’s like to be Petra Collins and included some shopping so you can try out her eccentric style. Enjoy!

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Add a little funk to a leather mini with a multicolored tee and Mary Jane heels.

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Mix and match vintage finds with contemporary pieces in your closet.

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Dare to bare a little skin with a ruffled crop and playful trousers.

Channel your ’90s goddess with a metallic slip dress and single-strap sandals.

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Show your team spirit with a varsity jacket and printed jeans.

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Add eccentricity to your night-out look by styling a sheer bow blouse with socks and sandals.

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Accessorize a leather jacket and moto skirt with a floral pin.

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Sometimes all you need with statement pants is a slim camisole and sneakers.

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Denim on denim is more fun when patches and clogs are involved.

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Who needs an LBD when dresses like this exist in the world?

Just add a band tee and blue jeans.

For the Vetements lover on a budget.

Try this skirt with bejeweled flats.

We’d wear these with anything and everything.

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