Ideas for adding a little edge to your look or going full-tilt head-to-toe edgy, we've got tips for men and women and links to edgy outfits.
The edgy style aesthetic screams confidence and class all in one. When you’re looking for inspo for an edgy outfit, think Lenny Kravitz or Cara Delevingne. Maybe even a little Rihanna. Mixing street chic staple pieces with edgy style items gives off the cool and classic vibe.
Edgy styles are all about individualism and less about following trends. If you're looking for a classy by edgy style, then adopt one or two of the recommendations. If you're looking for a complete casual edgy style, then go all in, head to toe. The edgy aesthetic is unique and even a little rebellious.
Men: 7 Things To Level Up Your Edgy Style
For edgy men's clothing ideas, try these pieces to create the perfect outfit:
1. Shredded denim jeans
Vintage-style jeans that are cut and shredded embody edgy aesthetic. Buy a pair that is customized, or DIY. Whether patchwork jeans or classic wash, pairing it with edgy accessories is what will make your outfit come together.
2. Leather jacket
Leather is core to men's alternative clothing styles, but you don’t have to spend a lot to get a great leather jacket. And even if you do, look at it as an investment. Leather last a long time, and a classic leather bomber or leather biker jacket is sure to become a lifelong staple in your closet. Alternatively, look at men's denim jackets (including black and shredded blue-wash) for outerwear with an edge.
3. Studded belt
Wear a studded belt with a loose-fitting tee and a denim jacket. Add a studded necklace or bracelet to complete the edgy accessorized look.
4. Dr. Martens
Combat boots are a must for edgy men’s clothing. Throw on some distressed denim, your leather jacket, a band tee, and your favorite Docs for a complete alt style outfit.
5. Edgy jewelry for men
Think about stacking cool rings or long necklaces with spikes and different metals. Even earrings on men fit the alternative style. Look for silver or chrome finishes for an added touch of edgy aesthetic.
6. Band tees (licensed)
Vintage-style concert T-shirts are a staple for any guy, and girl, with a rock-n-roll-meets-hip-hop style. Tuck a tee into some jeans and finish with a pair of boots or Jordans for a balanced yet alternative vibe.
7. Plaid shirt
Not only is plaid edgy, but it can be styled in many ways. Plaid can be a very versatile, stylish men’s clothing piece. Tie a flannel shirt around your waist or wear it over a graphic band tee, leather pants, and a pair of Docs.
Women: 6 Things to Add Edge To Your Look
For ladies, finding edgy women’s clothing is as simple as it is for men. In fact, feel free to raid his closet for some great pieces (black T-shirts, plaid flannel shirts, moto jeans, graffiti graphic hoodies, maybe?). Here are some cute rock n' roll style ideas to add to your wardrobe.
1. Leather pants/leggings
For a fast, easy, and alterative outfit, wear a pair of black leather leggings with a band tee, an oversized jacket, and studded boots or canvas sneakers. To class it up a bit, try wearing a boyfriend blazer.
2. Studded inspired accessories
Whether studded boots, a grommet belt, chain purse, a cool ring or stacked rings, all of these things can help bring an edgy outfit together.
3. Grunge-inspired skirt or dress
Channel your inner ‘90s with a versatile grunge-style skirt or dress. For a skirt, a classic plaid high-waisted cut can be paired with a band tee or a crop top. A leather moto jacket is great to finish a look along with Dr. Martens or studded booties.
4. Rocker-inspired makeup
The key to achieving the edgy style you're looking for is by not trying too hard. When it comes to makeup, traditionally looking undone was the goal for a classic rock n' roll vibe. Deep lipstick, a smokey eye, and lots of black mascara was common. Cat-eye liner is a great ode to rockabilly pin-up models for those looking to sass it up a bit. But today's world of fashion and beauty shows more detailed and slayed make-up looks paired with grungy outfits.
5. Crop tops
Part of achieving the perfect edgy style is by being confident and showing some skin. A crop top is a must-have for edgy women’s clothing. Pair a crop top with a high-waisted skirt, or pair it with destroyed denim and a jacket. Try one look with leather leggings, a plaid shirt over and your favorite Docs.
6. A cool hat
Let’s face it, the more accessories you wear, the cooler you are. A newsboy hat, beanie, or fedora can bring an entire edgy outfit together. Fedoras are great with your favorite band tee or a grunge-style dress and your favorite leather jacket. Or try a newsboy hat with a crop top and leather pants.
Where to Find Edgy Clothing
Whatever edgy men’s clothing or edgy women’s clothing pieces you choose, be sure to pair it with confidence to achieve the perfect edgy style outfit, day or night. By having these staple pieces in your wardrobe, it will be easy to put together aesthetic outfits time and time again.
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