This fall, Selena Gomez dominated newsstands. Within the span of two weeks she dropped three drastically different magazine covers for Wonderland, Elle, and Flare, all while promoting her new album, Revival. Fortunately, it seems like her domination will carry into 2016—she's already landed the January cover of InStyle UK.
This is the January issue -- so, winter -- but the spread is forward-looking, featuring Selena in "spring/summer 2016's hottest looks." I think we can all agree that layered stripes of varied colors and widths isn't the easiest look to pull off, but Selena manages effortlessly. Also, uh, can it be no-tights weather again, please?
In the interview, Selena also touches on the body shaming she experienced earlier this year and why she decided to go topless for her Revival album art. "It hurt my feelings because I never experienced that before," she tells InStyle UK, "but I didn't want [that] to be the story, so I said, 'I don't care what you think!'"
While Selena's experience was hurtful and—as all body shaming is—totally unnecessary, it did, at least, teach her something. "I'm learning that you can be comfortable and still look beautiful," she says of the experience and how she's grown past it. "Some days, I like what I see. Other days I'm like, 'I'm not even going to bother.'" Same, girl. Same.
Unlike Selena, most of us may not have photographers capturing our every move—not to mention, thousands of critics commenting on everything we do—but hers is a struggle many of us can relate to. Body-shaming and our own struggles with body image are big social issues that Selena's acknowledgement alone doesn't eradicate, but someone with as much reach as Selena addressing it in a public forum definitely moves the conversation forward, and that's a great thing.
The full issue drops on December 3, but in the meantime, you can see more from the gorgeous shoot and read more from Selena over at InStyle UK.