Megan: West Coast, With Love


Albertan native Megan nails West Coast style for all seasons. She put our rain and winter boots to the test.

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A nutrition student who loves adventure, Megan is traveling the world and sharing the tastiest (and healthiest!) food she finds along the way. She also knows a thing or two about dressing for extreme weather, from deep snow to tropical forests.

Share one piece of style advice you’d give to a younger version of yourself.

Do what you want and wear what you want. Don’t be bothered by other peoples’ thoughts and opinions.

How has your style evolved?

When I was in high school and the beginning of my University years I used to care so much about what other people thought about my style and the way I dressed. I critiqued myself so much that I felt it limited my creativity when it came to fashion. I never wanted to dress ‘outside the box.’

Once I started to realize that no one really cares about the way I dress, my style truly took shape and evolved. I was able to fully step outside the box and do whatever I wanted. I had more fun choosing pieces and outfits that I loved and that represented my true self rather than what the norm was.

What’s the biggest change in the way you’ve shopped for clothes?

Quality over quantity.

Yes, I can go to a huge store that has discount clothing and buy 10 pieces that may last three or four washes. Or, I can go to a store that I know has higher quality items, with a more expensive price tag, yet I know that I can wear those items for years to come. It might be an investment at the time, but it is well worth it in the long run.

What’s the most important style item to invest in?

A versatile winter coat - one that can be worn to work or on a dog walk. These pieces are hard to come across, but when you do it is 100% worth it to make the investment. And of course, you need to ensure it matches with your Cougar Shoes!

Alberta gets pretty extreme weather. What are three essentials a woman should have in her cold-weather arsenal?

Cute, yet warm mittens, they keep your fingers warmer than gloves! A matching toque, preferably with a pom-pom, and a pair of Cougar winter boots; never have my feet been so warm in the grueling Alberta winters!

Check out Megan's review of our Original Pillow Boot!

Megan is wearing the Dash Duck Sneaker in Fern-Camel, and the Original Pillow Boot in Tan.

Photos courtesy of Megan McKenna

Megan's picks

Viper Nylon Winter Boot

Grill Leather Chelsea Boot

Dash Duck Sneaker

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