Embrace the Edgy Look: 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

Different circumstances often dictate our style on so many levels. Many women are afraid to try something new at work because they think that that they will not be taken seriously. This era of ripped jeans and T-shirts, „spilled paint“ patterns and random zippers, is the best time to start getting a little bit bolder and trying out some new stuff.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

Say goodbye to the boring work and college combinations

Have you ever thought of adding some unexpected garments to your working or college combinations? Here is a list of garments you might want to consider trying:

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

1. Black skinny jeans

Come on, you can’t tell me that you don’t have at least two of these? They are so versatile and so timeless. You can make a great day outfit by adding a printed T-shirt, canvas sneakers and a military inspired blazer (with two rows of buttons). Another great idea is to wear them with a tunic top, a leather jacket and studded boots – hello there, sexy motor chick.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

2. Corset tops

Oh my God, they are so incredibly sexy! Not to mention they flatter your figure by making your waist look smaller and your breasts look bigger. If you find this a little bit too edgy for work or college, you can always opt for the floral ones – there is nothing edgy there at the first site – but you know the whole story. They go great with high waisted jeans and kimono styled cardigans, with pencil skirts and utility jackets etc.

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3. Dr. Martens

Oh yes, they are finally back. Just to be clear, you won’t have to spend a fortune on them; they’ve become so popular again that you will have no trouble finding many lookalikes. You will never see footwear that screams edge as these do.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

The great thing here is that they look surprisingly great when you combine them with feminine pieces, like girly dresses for example. You can also stick with the classics, like rocker tees, oversized sweaters, and skinny jeans for example.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

4. Playsuits

You can spice up your style with those cute formal playsuits, combined with pantyhose and a coat. The good thing about playsuits is that they are great for layering and go great with everything – from knits to leather.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

Sexy formal playsuits are the secret of mix&match

5. Flannel

You can’t tell me that you never heard or had one of these. If the answer is yes, step away from the computer and run to the store to buy one immediately. Actually, not one, buy seven at once – you won’t regret it. They are so comfortable, so simple and so warm. You can find them in any thrift store at ridiculous prices and they can be combined with everything.Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

You can wear them as accessories by tying them around your waist; they also look great when they are buttoned up and tucked in your jeans with canvas sneakers glowing from your feet. Oh, and let’s not forget about the iconic combo of a flannel shirt, white or black tank top, leather jacket, skinny jeans, studded boots and a bunch of edgy jewelry.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

6. Hats

Look, if you don’t look good with hats, skip this one. But if you do, welcome to our world, mamacita! They can look so great with a leather jacket and a faux fur vest over the jacket, layered outfits, coats etc. If they look good on you but you just don’t like the idea of wearing a hat, opt for a beanie instead. Still, beanies are more suitable for classic combinations, like skinny jeans, a t-shirt and canvas sneakers.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

7. Denim jackets

Yes, the ‘80s are back. Literally – the fashionable denim jackets now look the same as those from the ‘80s. Basically, save your money by digging through your mom’s closet.Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

Jokes aside, they are back and they are planning to stay. These jackets go great with dresses, skirts, leather leggings etc. Just try not to wear them while you are wearing jeans – the ‘80s are not that much back.

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Your combination is never fully complete without the right accessories. Nothing, and I really mean nothing can change the whole impression of an outfit like the right choice of accessories can.

8. Sunglasses

Everyone knows that a true rock star doesn’t go anywhere without their glasses. That’s why you always need to have your perfect pair with you wherever you go. Ray Bans, aviators, cat-eyed or Lennon style – it doesn’t matter. As long as they fit your face shape and look good on you, everything is great.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

9. Jewelry

I’m talking chains, I’m talking leather, I’m talking rivets. You wouldn’t believe what kind of difference can this jewelry make even in the simplest combination. If you like rings, instead of using only one ring – try putting a ring on every single finger. You can even opt for knuckle rings, knuckle shields or two finger rings. If you are into bracelets, leather wrap ones are the perfect choice for you. They really give that rock ‘n’ roll vibe.

Embrace the Edgy Look 9 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

Chokers are the ultimate tool of edginess

That would be it. What do you think about these items? Would you try them out? Remember, never be afraid to experiment and try some new stuff. Originality is always trendy. Live your life to the fullest and break the rules. Embrace the edgy!

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Author: Claire Hastings

Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.