Style Profile: Maggie McGill, Fat Positivity Blogger

Maggie McGill, 23-year-old fat-positive content creator and blogger, provides incredible fashion inspo to everyone across the size spectrum.

Maggie creates videos about fashion, self-care, and fat issues on her YouTube channel and writes about alternative plus size fashion and lifestyle on her blog. Maggie lives just outside of Washington D.C. with her partner and works at a local non-profit. Her goal is to use her skills in video and story telling to inspire, create change, and connect with her community. You can follow Maggie on Twitter and Instagram at @maggiemcgills. 

Rue 21 Graphic Baseball Tee / JC Penney Denim Shirt / Rue 21 Shorts / Payless Shoes / Rue 21 Necklace

Walmart Sleeveless Denim Button Up / Sweater Thrifted / JC Penney Jeans / Rue 21 Jacket / Vans Shoes

Target Top / Forever 21 Overalls / Payless Shoes / Target Bag

Where did you grow up & where do you live now?
I grew up in Western Maryland and now I live right outside of D.C.

How do you think your friends would define your style?
I think some might call it a bit cartoonish. My style is pretty casual and basic with a lot of plaid, graphic t-shirts and food prints. Think of a Steven Universe character. 

What’s your favorite item in your wardrobe?
Right now, olive green overalls from Forever 21.

What’s your biggest style challenge?
My biggest style challenge is finding cute patterned button up shirts that fit in the upper arms. In both men's and plus size women's sections, when the arms fit, the body of the shirt is too big. Second biggest challenge is finding EEE wide shoes for my feet. 

Who’s your style icon?
Recently I've been drawing a lot of inspiration from Tanya Burr, Alfie Deyes and Zoe Sugg. I love Tanya's femme looks but all of them have been rocking comfy casual looks and I am so into it. None of them are plus size though, so finding oversize tops is a bit more difficult. That also becomes it's own interesting challenge, like "how can I make this work for me?" 

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.