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Introducing: Your Style Girlfriend

Hi, I'm Megan

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Feb 15 2019

Hi there, I’m Megan, and I want to be your Style Girlfriend.

I’m here to provide a female point of view on men’s style, and as I love to say what I think – even when I probably shouldn’t – well, here I am.

A little about me and my style:

Born and raised in the Midwest, I now live in New York City and work in advertising. Both my job and adopted hometown lend themselves to having fun with fashion. And when I need inspiration, the city provides me with an endless supply of always-interesting people watching.

Probably the most impactful era in my own evolution of style, however, would have to be my high school and college tenure working at Abercrombie & Fitch. That’s right. I wore tennis skirts and flip-flops in the middle of December, and I’m proud of it. Thankfully, I’ve weaned myself off A&F, but the preppy part of me is still strong. A friend the other day described my style as Reese Witherspoon meets Diane Kruger, and I think that’s about right. I’m open to new trends but not a slave to them. For example, I say yes to leggings, but an emphatic NO to high-waisted jeans.

Now a little about my “type” so you know my guy style biases:

I like short hair. I like boat shoes, though I’ve never actually dated anyone who wore them. I like when a guy puts effort into his look, even when I might not agree with the results. I don’t like when guys wear their jeans skinnier than I do, and I don’t want him to be prettier than me either.
In short, I like a guy to look like a guy, albeit one that didn’t pick a shirt up off the floor this morning, take a whiff and pull it on with a shrug, but also one that didn’t spend a half hour in front of the mirror perfecting his ‘casually’ rolled-up sleeves.

The fancy stuff I’ll leave to the professionals – they can tell you how long a cuff should be, where the break in a nice pair of pants should hit and settle the age-old question: bow tie v. ascot when you’re trying to look pretentious. I’m here to give you my take on how you look, and what I’d like to see you in that you’re not wearing already.