Add Some Edge To Your Outfits
Edgy clothing is always a great way to stand out from the crowd and it’s the perfect way to make a statement. Of course, edgy clothing doesn’t have to be too extravagant. If you want to create a unique look which reflects your own style but is mainstream enough for work and play, we’ve got the perfect tips to help you…
If you’re new to edgy clothes, you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe to try out a fresh, new style. In fact, it’s easy to update your existing pieces to create an edgier look. Got a pair of classic denim jeans at home? Take a Stanley knife or cheese grater and add a distressed finish to give them an edgier look.
Alternatively, embrace the classic punk rock vibe and add some studs or hoops to your clothes. Strategically-placed studs are a great way to customise workwear whilst still maintaining an air of professionalism. Budget-friendly and easy to apply, you can customise your clothes quickly and easily for an edgier feel.
1. Customise your wardrobe
2. Challenge gender rules
Gender fluidity is far more mainstream than it once was but challenging gender rules is a great way to add an edge to your appearance. If you’re unsure about carrying off a traditionally male or female look, opt for androgynous attire instead. Designed for both males and females, as well as individuals who identify as non-binary, androgynous styles will instantly give you an edge.
The right pair of shoes make an outfit, and it’s never truer than when it comes to edgy fashion. Whether you want a pair of biker boots, some cute trainers or out-there pumps, you can complete the perfect edgy outfit with the right Platypus shoes. Remember – you don’t have to wear your shoes exactly as you buy them! Just like with clothes, you can customise your favourite footwear to give them an original, innovative and edgy feel.
3. Choose your footwear carefully
4. Layer with lace
Lace is a fantastic material when it comes to creating edgy clothing and it’s versatility means you can use it almost anywhere. Team lace tops with gothic styles to add femininity to your look or replace inserts on your shirt with a mix of lace and leather for a contemporary look.
When you dye fabric, you can create an inimitable piece of art and a unique piece of clothing. Use whatever colours you like to add an edge to existing pieces and be as bold as you choose. Small areas of dyed fabric may be easier to wear at work or school, and it’s a great way to move into edgier styles.
For a cheap and effective way to dye fabric, grab a bottle of bleach and take the colour out of a drab pair of black leggings. Of course, you’ll need to wear appropriate safety wear if you’re using bleach (eye goggles are a must!) and ensure bleach or dye doesn’t get on any other surfaces or materials when you’re customising your latest pieces.
5. Try fabric dyeing
6. Accessorise to add edginess
Using accessories to create a new look is a cost-effective way to give your wardrobe a makeover. Instead of buying a whole new wardrobe, choose carefully-selected accessories to give more of an edge to existing outfits. Hide your eyes with a pair of on-trend sunnies and you’ll add an air of mystery and mystique to your look straight away. Alternatively, wear an eye-catching hairband or flower crown for an instantly edgy vibe.
If you want to change your style and make it edgier, embrace change as much as you can. Pair different pieces together to create new looks and don’t be afraid to try something different. Edgy style gives you the freedom to do what you want, so you needn’t be held back by what others are wearing or the latest trend. Dress for yourself and add originality to your outfits wherever you can for the ultimate edgy look.
Don’t be put be limited by what’s on the high street. Clever customisation and inventive pairings can make any pieces edgy so, if you love it, wear it.
For the ultimate edge style, however, all you need is your attitude. Whilst distressed jeans, tie-dyed leggings, cut-out tops and stylish sunnies are great ways to create an edgy wardrobe, it’s your attitude which gives you your style. If in doubt, remember your individuality and wear it with pride.