Here's Your First Look At The Tess Holliday x Penningtons Collection

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There’s no denying that Tess Holliday is a polarizing figure, gathering supporters and detractors with every Instagram post. Recently named one of the “30 Most Interesting People on the Internet” by Time, the model and activist is challenging societal norms left and right with her unapologetic self-acceptance. And if her 1.1 million followers are any indication, it’s clear she’s made an impact. With that much power behind her, it’s no surprise that she’s taking a dip in the designer pond, releasing Tess Holliday x Mblm, a year-long collaboration with Canadian retailer Penningtons.

Similar to how Target is angling its WhoWhatWear collaboration, Penningtons will offer several new Holliday-designed styles each month, providing a revolving door of items. By delivering fresh options monthly, chances are, you’re bound to find an affordable must-have (and have a better chance of snagging a style you’re longing for).

The first offering is filled with casual-chic pieces that could easily translate from office to out; perfect for those who need a wardrobe of double-duty items. “It's all about having a few statement pieces, but mostly your basic everyday pieces that are staples in your wardrobe,” Holliday told Refinery29. “I call it ‘effortless,’ because that's what I really wanted for the line. Something you know will work and make you feel good and requires little effort.”

Regarding her biggest challenges, Holliday explained: “Remembering that not everyone had my design esthetic. Not everyone loves my kind of style, but with that being said, my style is so eclectic! I tried to keep everyone in mind and give options for women each month that allowed them to show off or cover up as much as they wanted. There are bodysuits, crop tops, and sheer items; but there are also sweaters, maxi dresses, and other pieces for those that don't love showing it all off.” And with prices ringing in under $100, chances are you’ll be able to regularly refresh your closet without breaking the bank.

With that idea in mind, we’re preparing our wallets and wardrobes for the monthly drop. Click through to see the shoppable pieces we can’t wait to get our hands on.
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Change up your typical tank routine with an edgy, asymmetric top.

Tess Holliday x Mblm
Sleeveless Printed Asymmetric Top, $46, available at Penningtons.
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Add a bit of edge to any outfit with a pair of studded leggings.

Tess Holliday x Mblm Studded Legging, $50, available at Penningtons.
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Hello, athleisure.

Tess Holliday x Mblm Double Strap Tank Top, $46, available at Penningtons.
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Show off your legs (and your personal style) in this killer zip-front dress.

Tess Holliday x Mblm Sleeveless Sharkbite Dress, $95, available at Penningtons.
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Distressed jeans are a total must-have for every denim wardrobe.

Tess Holliday x Mblm Distressed Skinny Jeans, $72, available at Penningtons.
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Turn heads — coming and going — in a blouse with an unexpected split back.

Tess Holliday x Mblm Sleeveless Printed Blouse, $46, available at Penningtons.
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Your spring wardrobe is officially missing this military-inspired cropped jacket.

Tess Holliday x Mblm Cropped Military Jacket, $90, available at Penningtons.
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With sheer sleeves and a sheer back panel, you’ll stay (and look) cool.

Tess Holliday x Mblm 3/4 Mesh Sleeve Knit Top, $46, available at Penningtons.
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Go for a minimalist vibe with a modern maxi-dress — the side slits help keep this look on trend.

Tess Holliday x Mblm Sleeveless Tunic With Slits, $50, available at Penningtons.
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Tie one on with this flirty knotted skirt.

Tess Holliday x Mblm Knit Asymmetric Knotted Skirt, $56, available at Penningtons.
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Who says sparkles are only reserved for nighttime?

Tess Holliday x Mblm Asymmetric Sleeve Top, $50, available at Penningtons.
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