Cultivating a good sense of style can have many positive benefits in your life, which is why it is important to embrace your personality and unique taste when developing your personal fashion sense. But trying to create an edgier look often sounds like a challenge, even though it is a lot easier than you might think. The most important thing is to forget about extravagant outfits and remember that an edgy look does not mean that your entire wardrobe has to consist of cutting-edge pieces. With just a few key elements at hand, you can transform your outfits into the stylish, edgy look of your dreams.
The famous ‘less is more’ rule can be applied to any part of outfit planning, but especially when it comes to choosing the right accessories. Opt for an elegant, timeless accessory, like a leather watch or a wrap around bracelet, and pair it with a bold silver or black ring. Men’s necklaces are a drastically overlooked accessory, but they look incredibly cool when worn with a V-neck T-shirt or an unbuttoned shirt. Don’t forget that a rel=”nofollow” pair of timeless sunglasses, like aviators or Ray-Bans, is a great addition to any outfit no matter the season. Whichever accessories you choose, just remember to stick to one or two statement pieces for a simplistic but effective approach to your edgy look.
There is no better way to make a dull look more interesting than by adding a few extra layers to your outfit. For example, a white T-shirt paired with a leather or jean jacket makes a very simple look. But putting a long cardigan or a hoodie between those layers makes the outfit much more dynamic and fun. And there is truly nothing edgier than cool metal hoodies, because not only are you letting the world know about your great taste in music by wearing such pieces of clothing, but you are also making a bold fashion statement.
A subtler and quieter way to make your style harder and edgier is to simply dress in monochromatic looks or keep your outfits primarily black. You can never go wrong with an all-black outfit; it’s always on-trend and it looks flattering on everyone. Dark and monotone outfits, when done well, can give your image a very solemn tone. Most people have much more color balance in their outfits, which is why keeping things monotone is a great way of setting yourself apart from the majority.
#Combining vintage and trendy pieces
Mixing different styles and pieces might be the key ingredient for achieving an edgy street style look. While cultivating an edgy style means remaining on trend, it also gives you creative freedom to play around with older, vintage clothes. Thrift shopping is one of the best ways to save money on clothes and it is an efficient way of finding interesting vintage pieces to incorporate into your outfits. Opt for versatile pieces, such as a 90’s style leather jacket, which you can easily pair with a plain T-shirt and regular fit jeans. Or look for an interesting tailored shirt that you can combine with a casual blazer and a pair of skinny jeans for a simple yet edgy and fashionable look.
A good pair of shoes might be the most important part of an outfit, as it can truly make or break a look. White or black sneakers should always be a staple in your wardrobe. Not only do they pair well with any casual or athleisure look, but they can also be a great addition to a smart casual outfit. Wearing a good pair of sneakers with trousers, a T-shirt and a blazer creates a very edgy look, but wearing them with a fancier suit truly makes a bold fashion statement. A pair of leather Chelsea boots is also perfect for any occasion, especially for adding a bit of flair to an otherwise simple and casual look.
Author: Peter Minkoff