Editor's Picks: Megan O'Neill's Urban Edge

"The grittiness of New York City always gives me a secret thrill," says associate beauty editor/Manhattan native Megan O'Neill, who constantly finds inspiration in her hometown's buzzing subway platforms and graffitied streets. "The bright colors, the shapes, the noise, the constant motion—I completely love the energy," she says. This season, she's loving tough-girl moto boots, hits of distressed denim, extra-loud neon nails and in-your-face camo prints. "Camo is the ultimate urban motif," she says. "Loud, kinda badass and perfectly unpolished."

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Megan on the street in downtown Manhattan.


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"Camo makes this chain-strap bag cool—not precious."
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"Denim roughs up any outfit."
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"Bruce Davidson makes New York look so hauntingly gorgeous."
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Megan's favorite look from Christopher Kane's latest collection.


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"African beaded bracelets just sort of go with everything—by not going with anything."
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"This soft leather top is like a T-shirt, but edgier."
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"Acid yellow goes with everything from black tie to sweatpants."
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"Love the feminine shape in a crazy-loud color."


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"For when I need to mix in a touch of dainty."