Kate Lanphear: Edgy Street Style Tricks of a Fashion Editor

Born in the rural, conservative American South, far away from cosmopolitan New York where she is now based, Kate Lanphear is the fashion editor of Elle USA that is also known for her edgy street style, platinum blonde locks, and androgynous look. If you’re looking for fashion-forward tricks to look edgy, let have a peek on Kate’s street style and dress like a fashion editor.

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Though Kate was raised in a conservative Irish-Catholic family and was surrounded by stylish women, she admitted that her own wardrobe is filled with edgy accessories with spikes, studs, chains and black leather. Like her, you may add some edge to your style by simply incorporating edgy accessories to your typical outfit, preferably black ones, for a bolder statement. Black cocktail rings, spiked bracelets, edgy ankle boots, leather bracelets, edgy cuffs, black sunglasses, edgy clutch, studded belt and such can be great to revamp your outfit. If you feel dressier rather than copying her androgynous look, then trade your edgy boots with a pair of black pumps.

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Her signature look is the clean and casual, but edgy ensemble like skinny jeans, button-down shirts, leather jackets, band jackets, and straight-leg pants make her style more structural and sleek. Kate sometimes wears sweatshirts, rock ‘n’ roll T-shirts, and dresses that look a little aggressive, and a bit punk. If the silhouette of your dress, blouse, or skirt is too voluminous and feminine, add some edge to them by topping your looks with a cropped leather jacket or a structured blazer to make them look architectural and complementing for the edgy fashion style you’re aiming for.

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Kate Lanphear’s color palette revolves around monochromatic outfits, preferably black, red, gray, off-white, and white. If you wish to dress like her, skip those cheery and lively shades of yellow, green, pink, and purple, and stick to darker hues that look edgy and fierce. Most of the time, wearing an all-black outfit is her preferred look as we can see on her street style photographs. Like her, think of your timeless black colored ensembles that you can wear on your street style and simply spice them up with edgy details. This way, you’re getting more creative on your style rather than splurging on new sets of edgy pieces.

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Kate’s style is both androgynous and glamorous. Though oversized coats, structured blazers, and boxy jackets make her style edgy, the fashion editor was also spotted wearing the borrowed-from-boys look of wearing tuxedo blazers with her dresses, straight-leg pants, and edgy skirts. So think of a tuxedo blazer tailored to your figure perfectly that is versatile enough to wear with any of your outfits. This way, you’ll look edgy without compromising the versatility of your pieces.

Despite the ever changing trends, fashion editor like Kate sticks to her aesthetic. So, like her, be true to your own personal style and look edgy and glamorous in your own way.

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