When you want to get noticed for your style confidence, having a look that’s all YOU is key. This means understanding who you are, what you love and how to put it together into a style that’s uniquely yours. But sometimes you want to spice things up. You still want to look like yourself…but with a little extra. And that’s when it’s time to push the boundaries of your normal attire for a more edgy style.
But here’s the thing, edgy is on a spectrum. What I consider pushing boundaries may be different from your definition. Factors like where we live and what influences us play a role in how we define edgy.
Sure, some edgy statements are universal – like leather, studs or anything by Vivienne Westwood or Alexander Wang. But those details may not suit everyone. And everyone can add more edge to their look!
So to help you get started, click play on the video to watch how I take an everyday look and up the edge factor.
Yes, it’s obvious. But with good reason! When you put on a leather jacket it automatically edges up your look. Bonus points if you mix it with more feminine pieces for a hard and soft contrast.
Statement Making Tees
To be edgy is to be bold, take risk and not care what others think. That’s why wearing a graphic (statement making) tee is an excellent way to adopt this quality. You don’t have to go super casual in a tee shirt and jeans to pull off the look. In fact, throwing a smart blazer on top will be a total edge adder while still keeping it within the work-wear dress code.
There are a couple options here. The beanie – which borders on hipster. And the rock star – which may be over the top for you. It takes a huge dose of confidence to head out in one of these. But if you want more edge, you’re going to need your confidence in tact. The good news, a hat is just as easy to take off as it is to put on. Try it!
A super cool pair, of course.
Harking back to the Victorian era and then made relevant by the mods in London, this ankle boot with an elastic side panel is an easy add to most outfits. Casual enough for everyday, yet when kept in mint condition they move well in the office. If you’re ready to take it even further, then you’ll show up in Doc Martins.