Another season, another new fashion trend. If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that we’re guaranteed to see new fads and styles of clothing become en vogue as the weather changes. One style of dressing that never gets old though has to be edgy fashion. We’re talking biker jackets, ripped jeans and even a touch of athleisure. The best part about this trend is that it can be easily applied to casual and plain outfits. Here are our top tricks on how to style edgy chic!
1. Denim as a Basis
Style icons like Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Kate Moss make it look so easy – street style casual looks that seem to work seamlessly as both day and nightwear. Their secret? Denim as the foundation of their outfits. Invest in individual items like boyfriend jeans, denim chambray shirts and fitted denim jackets. An edgy trend these days is to pair your denim with another matching item also in denim – skinny blue denim jeans worn with a button-down denim shirt, for example. Jennifer Lopez is a fan of this look which she rounds off with statement pointy stiletto heels – simply stunning!
2. A Hint of Leather
The coolest way to complement any casual ensemble is undoubtedly a little black leather jacket. Make sure it’s fitted tight on the shoulders, tailored down towards your waistline and ends right on your bellybutton. A leather jacket is a foolproof technique to upgrade a plain outfit into something instantly suave and edgy. That floral day dress you love to wear? Throw on a leather moto jacket and give it a modern edgy update.
To take your edgy outfit a notch further on elegance ladder, think a mid-length leather skirt. And if it has a sexy front slit? The better!
3. Sporty Chic
Trainers with a little black dress, stiletto heels with boyfriend jeans and a sporty hoodie or tracksuit bottoms with a button-down silk shirt… all outfit combinations with that oh-so hip athleisure street style appeal. The key to making the sporty aesthetic truly wearable yet stylish is to pay attention to the dimensions of your body. Make sure that the items still show off your feminine shape – a shirt tucked into an elastic waistband highlights a slim waist, for example. The aim is to look edgy and hip while remaining feminine and chic.