Megan Nespliak is brimming with positivity and bold, colourful style. Her daily mantras, looks, and outlooks on life make her a constant inspiration to her many followers and fans. We spoke with Megan about style, social causes, and the power of positivity. She also gave some great advice for handling unthinkable adversity. You’re going to want to get to know her.
What inspired you to become a content creator?
I have always wanted to be famous from a very young age. But I discovered my love of content creation when I started my online clothing business Day In Night Out. Instead of hiring models, I decided it would be easier to just model the clothes myself. So I purchased a tripod, practiced a lot, and started posting as an influencer in February of 2021. Since then, I have had the chance to work with brands I’ve supported my entire life. To say this is my dream job is an understatement.
We love that you have a mantra you post on social media everyday, tell us about your mantra and how you created it.
My mantra is actually partially someone else’s. Gabi Daiagi, another much more popular influencer, says: “You are beautiful, you are kind, and you are the only one of you on the entire planet and if that’s not the coolest thing you’ve ever heard, I don’t know what is.” I added “I hope you do something today that makes you and someone you love smile” because I think that is just such a great reminder. I often wake up already in a bad mood, or overthinking, so having positive affirmations to start the day has really changed my outlook on life. It’s now routine for me to say the mantra to myself before I get out of bed.
"Having positive affirmations to start out your day really has changed my outlook on life.”
Why is it so important for you to radiate positivity on your page?
Positivity is something I have very recently become acquainted with. When I was diagnosed with cancer in March of this year my whole world was flipped upside down. Instead of taking my terminal diagnosis and feeling bad for myself, I decided I wanted to make the biggest possible impact on the world before I go. I want to make other people smile because it brings me joy, I want to advocate for those who may not have a voice, and I want to enjoy whatever time I have left living my life to the fullest. Positivity is a choice we can make everyday.
"Positivity is a choice we can make everyday.”
What advice would you give someone who is overcoming adversity?
Control what you can control. Stressing about things out of your control will only make the situation seem worse than it is. When I’m faced with any kind of adversity, I like to make lists of things I can do that will make me feel accomplished.
Where do you find inspiration for fashion?
I look to some of my favourite creators for fashion inspiration but I also feel like I found my own fashion sense quite naturally. I love to experiment, to be colourful, and be comfortable! My favourite creators are @emmaleger @sophiesuchan @mjhedderman and @gabidaiagi
Why is colour so important to your aesthetic?
Colour just makes me so happy. I think that the way you dress is just another way to express yourself. I am very extroverted, happy, positive, and outgoing so a lot of colour in my wardrobe makes sense. But don’t get me wrong, I love a classic black and white moment but I will always find a way to make it funky fresh.
What tips do you have for styling jewelry?
I think jewelry is a very overlooked accessory. A pair of earrings, a few bracelets, and a necklace can take an outfit from basic to chic very quickly. I would say that my go-to styling tip is to play around with layering necklaces. Also, you can never go wrong with a statement earring.
"I would say that my go-to styling tip is play around with layering necklaces and you can never go wrong with a statement earring."
If you were a Sparkle colour, what colour would you be?
I mean rainbow would probably be an acceptable answer. But my favourite colours right now are pink, purple and green so probably a Sparkle Ball with all of those colours to match my Instagram feed aesthetic!
What social causes are you passionate about, and why?
Well there is no shortage of social causes to support at the moment with the way the world is. I am obviously a huge advocate for young adults with cancer, but I am also a sexual assault survivor so supporting women in that community is very important to me. What is happening in America right now is a very difficult and touchy subject, but I strongly believe that every person should have the right to choose. Having the platform that I have, I want to use my voice to speak about current events and issues that not only affect me, but my entire gender. Everyone has the power to make a difference so I just want to do my part.
"Having the platform that I have, I want to use my voice to speak about current events and issues that not only affect me, but my entire gender. Everyone has the power to make a difference so I just want to do my part."
What makes you feel empowered?
I feel empowered when I am around my friends, when I am posing for the camera, and when I am wearing a funky fresh outfit. My friends are supportive, kind and caring, and I learn from them everyday. We empower each other to chase our dreams no matter how crazy they may seem. When I am working and taking pictures for brands I feel empowered because this is my dream job and what I hope to be doing for the rest of my life. And of course, a funky fresh outfit is not only going to look great, but it will give you the confidence to feel great too.