Looking edgy is one of the simplest but statement-making looks you can have if you’re not a fan of shiny sequins and flashy colors. The mind behind the Fashion Cuisine blog, Beatrice Gutu is a style blogger known for her edgy street style featuring structured, masculine, and relaxed outfits. She seeks to blend vintage with new, fast with high fashion, masculine with feminine into a truly covetable look. Keep on reading to scoop some of her edgy street style tricks.
- Spice your outfit with edgy footwear and accessories.
Accessories can make or break your look, so if you’re aiming for an edgy style without donning leather ensembles and tuxedos, go for edgy accessories and footwear. Skip those thigh-high boots, peep toe-boots, and knee-high boots that look a bit feminine. This time, go for studded boots, pointy loafers, mules, oxfords, brogues, Chelsea boots and such that look a bit masculine, but trendy. Accessories like scarves, rounded sunglasses, structured bags, and fedora hat are great additions too. Knot your scarf in a bandana or necktie style to avoid looking too feminine in drapey and cowl style. Like Beatrice, do some tweaks to make your accessories work for you.
- Go for a skinny pair of jeans.
Whether plain or distressed, skinny jeans are great for a relaxed yet edgy style. Like Beatrice, go for the shades of black, blue, or gray and skip those pastel-colored ones. She’s often spotted in distressed and ripped jeans, though she still manages to look put-together in plain styles. Instead of tucking your button-down shirt with your jeans, just let them hang loose to channel the relaxed yet edgy vibe. You may also go for high-waist skinny jeans that will elongate your legs, perfect for a woman with a bottom-heavy figure.
- Don leather ensembles for an instant edgy look.
Leather itself screams edgy, so go for skirts, tops, jackets, and rompers to create an edgy look in an instant. If you have a slim waist and heavy bottoms, go for cropped leather jackets to show off your curve, while a woman with top heavy or straight frame will look great in regular style of leather jackets. If you have a curvaceous bottom, go for a leather pencil skirt or resort to leather accordion skirt if you don’t have any issues with your bottom part. A leather-on-leather outfit can be great whether you’re going for an all-black look or wear your black jacket with your burgundy skirt.
- Top your outfit with structured and boxy outerwear.
Chesterfield coats, wool coats, sailor blazers, boxy jackets and such are classic yet edgy enough to bring some polish to whatever outfit you’re wearing. Just stick to the edgy shades of navy, black, olive green, and camel to get the edgy look you’re aiming for. If you plan to wear your structured coats with your dress, make sure you’ll balance your outfit’s proportion. A knee-length coat with a structured style must be worn with a knee-length dress, and long coats will look better in skinny jeans or short skirts.
- Opt for relaxed, loose, and non-feminine silhouettes.
For an edgy yet effortless look, go for outfits with relaxed, loose, and non-feminine silhouettes. Just in case you’ll love a feminine ruffled tank top, balance its girly vibe with a pair of boyfriend jeans like Beatrice did. Going for loose striped pants with a boxy crop top, or all white outfit with a distressed denim jacket will create an edgy look without looking trying too hard. By following our tricks, you’ll surely get an edgy style that will keep you comfortable, effortless, and cool on your street looks.