A fun, vibrant life in the city is something that many women dream of, and Megan, the blogger behind Bowtiful Life, is living that dream in Chicago. Reading her blog is a peek into that life, and it might even inspire you to pursue your dreams too. Megan started her blog in high school, growing up in the suburbs, and she wrote it for herself, never thinking that anyone would read it. Seven years later, she's built up a readership on both her blog and her Instagram, where she shares more fun outfit and lifestyle photos. Since starting the blog, Megan has earned a communications degree from Loyola University in Chicago, and then moved to the North Side to experience all that Chicago has to offer.
Megan's style is classic with girly touches. Her outfits can easily take her all the way from coffee in the morning to drinks at night, and everything in between. In addition to fashion, she also is very passionate about music and loves sharing her favorite songs and artists. For anyone visiting or living in Chicago, Megan's blog is a wealth of recommendations for chic coffee shops, cocktail bars, shopping, and more. She also shares her experiences when she goes on vacation. Here are some of our favorite looks from Megan's Instagram.
This outfit is very sleek and gives your style a little bit of edge, but it's still casual enough for a laid-back weekend day. A sleeveless black turtleneck looks elegant and makes a great base for the rest of your outfit. Megan adds some long, slim necklaces to make the look a little more dynamic. Classic light-wash skinny jeans are comfy, and a bold designer belt pulls things together. The standout piece of this outfit, however, is the snake print boots, which are incredibly fierce and add edge to the look.
Here, Megan rocks a perfectly casual summer outfit. A white crop top and denim A-line skirt are breezy and relaxed to keep you cool in the hot weather, but still looking trendy. Since the outfit uses neutral colors, you could add any color accessories if you recreate it. Her printed slide sandals are easy to walk around in, but still look pulled together. Oversized sunnies are a must for a summer day.
Chicago can get chilly, but Megan always knows how to wear the trendiest dresses. Here, Megan shows that you can still rock a floral dress, even when it's cold outside. Black tights and black ankle boots make the outfit a little more weather appropriate, and a beige leather jacket matches the dress while still adding some warmth. Her berry colored tote bag is practical and chic.
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