Edgy looks never fail to give a person that air of confidence that automatically earns the admiration of others.
However, many have the tendency to assume that edgy looks should always be “raw” and “tough,” but this is not the case at all. You can achieve the look without going too hard and masking your true qualities.
Seasoned fashion stylists say that like other styles, edgy looks are best created through a careful selection of pieces. If you want your personality to shine despite the look, you just need to incorporate a few pieces and styling techniques. This is the best way to own the look instead of the look owning you.
And speaking of pieces and styling techniques, here are six that add a touch of edginess to any look:
1. Bold lipstick
Lipstick in deep reds, plums, and browns are flattering on most people yet they require a confident person to rock them. If you want to toughen up your overall look a tad, switch up your lip colour to a bold one and you instantly achieve an edgy vibe.
2. A structured denim or leather jacket
Such a jacket has a rebellious look to it.
A denim jacket, for example, is deemed a type of casual wear, but it actually looks quite attractive and sexy when paired with something dressy such as a pencil dress or even a pantsuit. When you opt for such pairing, you create this impression that you are well aware of the rules but you’re confident and thus, can be flexible.
A leather jacket, on the other hand, says there’s a bit of a hard and wild streak in you. Women who wear a leather jacket with their designer threads look like they are set in their careers. However, they are cool and spend more time pursuing their passions than actually working, and probably own a Ducati or Harley.
3. An unexpected piece
“Questionable” pieces are always edgy.
For example, wearing a ballerina tutu-like tulle skirt may seem a little childish, but when paired with a crisp white blouse and a blazer with a great fit, you’ll just look like someone who is adventurous and happily pushes style boundaries.
The overall look may not look too edgy, but your vibe will definitely appear so.
4. Chunky boots
Channel your ‘90s grunge girl.
Start wearing chunky boots with practically everything – yes, even with those conservative monk neck, long-sleeved, maxi dresses, which are trendy these days.
Nineties fashion has been in style for the last year or so, and there’s nothing like a touch of grunge to make any look edgy. The key here is to get the shoes right, and one of the most definitive pieces of the grunge era are Doc Martens lace-up footwear or boots.
5. Statement accessories
Chokers, multiple rings, big bangles, and dangling earrings are musts for an edgy look. You can wear all these or just a few pieces to achieve the look.
The nice thing about having these statement accessories is they instantly give a whole new feel to your base style. Plain pieces become rocker chic once you pile on your statement accessories.
Sunglasses are also staples for an edgy look and there are so many designs to choose from.
Quite popular these days are those funky ‘80s-inspired triangle shades. These sunglasses go with practically any style – grunge, classic, street – you will look quite edgy once you don these specs.
Other edgy options are wayfarers and aviators. If you choose designs with patterns and neon stems, the edgier your final look will be.
With these six pieces, adding a strong touch of edginess to your look will be easier.
These will serve you well especially on those days when you need to fake a bit of confidence to make it. Put these on and, for sure, you will change the way you see yourself, and you can expect other people to see the change as well and react appropriately to it.
Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs today. When you slip into one of Feiruza’s creations, you can almost hear the rhythms of Africa, the beats of India and the vibrancy of Dubai – this distinctive and colourful mélange is just what Finchitua is about.