Most stylish New Yorkers: Gabi Gregg

The fashion blogger and newly minted "Twitter jockey" proves that size doesn't affect style.

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    Gregg pairs a faux-leather jacket with a sheer graphic-print top, both by Forever21+. "A lot of my wardrobe is from Forever 21, because it's more difficult than most people can imagine to be young and want to dress on-trend when you are above a size 16. I appreciate [the store] because they now have a plus-size range that fits up to size 20," she explains.

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    "The jeans are actually jeggings from ASOS, and they are my favorite piece in my wardrobe. They're super comfortable and fit like a dream. The quality is outstanding and they go with anything," Gregg says.

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    The fashion blogger accessorizes with earrings from local NYC designer Fennimas (fennimas.com). "I love anything with chains and fell in love as soon as I saw them. They catch the light in such a cool way."

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    Gregg sports a Guess watch, a crystal-encrusted Fennimas (fennimas.com) bracelet and fire-engine-red nails.

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    "I love bright shoes that add a pop of color to an outfit, and these [Steve Madden pumps] always lengthen my leg the perfect amount, especially when I'm wearing skinny jeans."

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    "I love slouchy and oversized tops and dresses. This is an example of how I break traditional rules of what curvy girls are supposed to wear," she says about her Grecian-style ASOS dress.

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    A canary-yellow-feather statement piece from her favored jewelry designer Fennimas completes Gregg's outfit. "I thought the dress really needed a bold necklace to set it off, and I loved the contrast of the yellow against the navy blue," she says.

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    "The bracelet is just a cheap gold cuff that I bought from a street vendor in Soho. It's nothing fancy, but it's one of those pieces that is great to have because you can throw it on with almost anything."

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    "I swear that everyone needs a classic nude pump," she states. Gregg chooses a pointy-toe BCBG pair.

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    Gregg pairs a Forever 21 T-shirt and skirt to give the illusion of a dress. A funky teal blazer, a score from Salvation Army, finishes off the otherwise neutral look. "I add blazers to almost everything, but especially body-conscious skirts and dresses, because I think it sets them off perfectly," she explains.

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    "I really love black-and-white stripes, and I have more in my closet than I can even count," she says referring to her Forever 21 skirt.

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    More arm candy from Fennimas comes in the form of these oversize baubles. "I love layering bracelets, especially when they're bold and wouldn't necessarily usually be seen together," she says.

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    Gregg wears Rogue Artist Intense #42 on her lips. "It's definitely become one of my signature shades because I wear it so much. For a long time I stayed far away from red lipstick, but once I found a shade I actually liked, I couldn't stop! Now I feel naked without red lips," she admits.

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    "Believe it or not, these are my version of 'plain' earrings," says Gregg with a laugh. "I almost never wear studs, but long gold earrings are my go-to item."

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    "These are cheap knockoffs of a designer brand I wanted but couldn't afford when they came out," Gregg says of her Forever 21 wedges. "I wear them all the time when I want the height of a heel but not the discomfort," she adds.

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Gregg pairs a faux-leather jacket with a sheer graphic-print top, both by Forever21+. "A lot of my wardrobe is from Forever 21, because it's more difficult than most people can imagine to be young and want to dress on-trend when you are above a size 16. I appreciate [the store] because they now have a plus-size range that fits up to size 20," she explains.

Gabi Gregg, 24, fashion blogger (youngfatandfabulous.com) and MTV's first "Twitter jockey," Harlem

Her personal style: "I describe my style as city chic. It's confident, fun and funky. I love trends but always try to incorporate unique finds."

Her inspirations: "I love Alexa Chung, Beth Ditto, Karla Deras, the Olsen twins and Kanye West. I'm also constantly inspired by the street style in New York."

Favorite NYC stores: "I love Topshop (478 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts; 212-966-9555, topshop.com) because it's always up-to-date with runway trends. Re/Dress NYC (109 Boerum Pl between Dean and Pacific Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; 718-522-7962) is a plus-size vintage store in Brooklyn that I adore, for obvious reasons. Don't laugh, but Forever 21 in Times Square (1540 Broadway between 45th and 46th Sts; 212-302-0594, forever21.com) is a favorite because it carries plus sizes, and it's affordable and trendy. When you wear above a size 16, it's not easy to find things that are in style."

Her signature item: "I'm known for wearing lots of blazers. I think they perfectly complete any outfit."

Favorite local designers: "I love Zana Bayne's (zanabayne.com) leather harnesses. They can transform any outfit into something a little more special and she's constantly introducing new ways to wear leather that I'd never even considered. I also love Fennimas jewelry (fennimas.com), which I'm wearing almost exclusively in my outfits pictured. I've always been a fan of loud statement jewelry, and it never seemed easy to find until I discovered Fennimas. I own so much of it now!"

How her style has evolved over the last two decades: "My style is constantly evolving. I used to love dressing like a hippie and shopped only at thrift stores. It's definitely become much more sleek and modern. I think the biggest change has been my attitude. I'm much more confident with my body now than I've ever been, and it really shows in what I choose to wear."

On starting her blog and how it affects her style: "I started my blog in October 2008 because there were very few, if any, resources out there that were directly targeting young plus-size women. I wanted to show people that it's possible to look great and stylish at any size. I challenge myself more and try to push boundaries and break rules in terms of what people my size are 'supposed' to wear. I ignore what other people say and dress for myself."

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