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Allison McGevna of Inside Allie's World Styles a Great Statement Coat

Jan/12/2015 at 10:30 AM ET

Welcome Allison McGevna, 31, of Inside Allie’s World, who is joining us as our resident curvy-girl style blogger. She was featured in the December/January issue of PEOPLE StyleWatch and contributes her thoughts on finding the perfect outfit to the site each week. This week, she gives us insight on creating a stylish winter look around a chic statement coat. (And if her items are sold out, we’ve linked to similar styles below — happy shopping!)

Allison McGevna dressing tipsCourtesy Allison McGevna

Sure, winter is about covering up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still look stylish and sexy! It all starts with statement outerwear, like this leopard coat from Ashley Stewart. It looks expensive but it’s actually only $120 — not bad when it comes to a nice coat! I love the sleeves on this coat. They’re long but loose enough to be rolled (an easy way to show some skin without being overly revealing). Plus, the coat has a fuller shape to it and the print is obviously pretty bold, so rolling up the sleeves is also a nice way to prevent the coat from feeling overwhelming. Because it’s such a statement piece, I stuck to solid colors elsewhere. And because the coat is fuller in shape, I wanted to keep everything else pretty classic and slim-fitting. First things first, I reached for a white button-down from Simply Be. It fits my size 14/15 top-half perfectly. A perfect-fitting white button-down should be a staple in every girl’s closet, no matter your size! Because I’m kind of an in-between-y size, I do sometimes shop in straight-size departments, but with button-down tops, I always go plus. Curvy girls (and even non-curvy girls), I think we’ve all been in a situation when that too-small button-down shirt finally pops open! Not cute. So, even if you have to size up a bit, go for an option that fits you comfortably.

RELATED: See even more wardrobe tips from Allison here!

My Torrid skinnies are a bit higher-waisted, so I opted for tucking in my Simply Be top in order to show off my waist. I’m an hourglass shape, so this is something I love to do, especially when I’m wearing some looser fitting layers like my leopard coat. You never want to lose your shape in layers! Skinny jeans from Torrid are so comfy. They’re made with some stretch and this pair hits right at my ankle. Some skinnies tend to bulk up on me at the bottom, but not these. No tailoring necessary!

Heels paired with skinnies is such a great way to give a lengthened look to your legs. These DVF shoes (similar style) are so fun, and the pastel shade really lightened up the outfit and made it feel less severe. I chose a Fashion To Figure necklace (similar style) that was cut a little wider so I could layer it over my button-down. My Tea House Jewelry bracelets (style one and http://www.teehousejewelry.com/product/pearly-triton-bangle) come in customizable sizes. And this Simply Be suede bag is so luxe, spacious and helps ground the leopard print. It’s also big enough to carry a pair of flats if you don’t feel like walking in heels all day!

Do you own a statement coat? If so, what does it look like and what do you wear it with? Sound off below!

You Got It Right! See the Street-Style Stars Who Nabbed a Spot in Our February Issue (and Find Out What They're Wearing!)

Jan/09/2015 at 04:12 PM ET

PEOPLE StyleWatch readers are known for two things: staying on top of the latest trends, which are found throughout our issues every month, and putting together super-chic (and affordable!) outfits. That’s why we’ve decided to feature these readers (and their amazing looks!) each month in a segment we like to call, “You Got It Right.” And because we’ve received so many requests for their outfit credits (from where to buy the pieces to price info.), we’ve decided to share all the stylish scoop right here.

Want your own stylish photo to appear here and in the magazine? It’s easy: Email us your best summer outfit pics to streetstyle@peoplestylewatchmag.com or use #YouGotItRight and share it on Instagram or Twitter — we feature five stylish readers in the magazine every month!

StyleWatch February You Got It RightCourtesy Kathleen Barnes; Courtesy Marija Krosnjar; Courtesy Jasmine Crockett; Courtesy Anyelina Guzman; Courtesy Janet Mandell

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Plus Sizes of New Lilly Pulitzer Collection Will Not Be Sold in Target Stores, Twitter Reacts

Jan/08/2015 at 06:11 PM ET

Some Target customers are outraged after the retail giant’s guest services Twitter account revealed that plus sizes of its latest fashion collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer will be available only on the store’s website.

Lilly Pulitzer for target collectionCourtesy Target

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It's Time To Go Shopping ... in Anna Kendrick's Beauty Cabinet! (Find Out About Her 'Schmancy-Schmancy' Products)

Jan/08/2015 at 05:33 PM ET

Anna Kendrick once revealed that her beauty routine was pretty lax, relying on tinted lip balms and minimal concealer to round out her look. But lately, the star has stepped up her makeup game to include luxury skin-care items, drugstore bargains and more. Curious about what products she uses? Good, because Kendrick just shared all her secrets in a new interview.

Anna Kendrick beauty routineKevin Mazur/Getty

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This Cleanser Melts Away Makeup (Plus, It Leaves Your Skin Crazy-Soft!)

Jan/08/2015 at 06:00 AM ET

Afraid using an oil-based cleanser will make you break out? We were too. Until we came across this amazing face wash formulated by famous N.Y.C. spa Bliss. Basically, it feels like you’re giving yourself an at-home facial.

This product also acts as a makeup remover, so you can cut down on your skincare routine and don’t need a million things in your cabinet. Once you start massaging the gel on your face (no water needed!), it transforms into a lightweight oil which moisturizes your skin and leaves it feeling super-soft.

So if you’re 2015 beauty resolution is to finally jump on the oil bandwagon, buy Bliss’s Fabulous Makeup Melt Gel now for $28. And if you’re a first-time Joyus.com shopper, you get 10% off orders over $50 plus free shipping by entering PEOPLE10 at checkout.

For more gift ideas (also eligible for that 10% discount), go here.

What type of cleanser do you usually use? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Plus-Size Blogger Tries on 10 Brands of Size 16 Jeans in Search of the Perfect Fit

Jan/07/2015 at 05:00 PM ET

We’ve all been there before: stuck in a tiny dressing room with jeans flung everywhere, trying to find the right pair. But according to Brooklyn-based blogger Marie Southard Ospina, being plus-size makes it that much harder. So the 23-year-old writer decided to document the process of testing out 10 different pairs of size 16 jeans and reviewing the fit.

plus-size blogger denim shoppingCourtesy of Marie Southard Ospina

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Zendaya's Latest Material Girl Ads Are Here: 'Madonna Knows Who I Am, That's All I Need!'

Jan/07/2015 at 08:30 AM ET

Zendaya is unapologetic when it comes making bold style choices. (Here’s photo proof.) So it’s no surprise Madonna (no stranger to major style moments herself) tapped the 18-year-old star as the latest face of her Material Girl junior’s line, which she founded with her daughter Lourdes. Zendaya stars in her second campaign for the label, and we have an exclusive first look below!

Zendaya Material Girl adsCourtesy Material Girl

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