Embrace Your Edgy-Girl Era With These Key Pieces
Edgy dressing means something different for everyone. For some, it might mean wearing faded jeans and moto boots; for others, it might mean stepping into a lace-trimmed slip. And yet for others still, it might be pairing a daring corset with a leather miniskirt. However you define edgy dressing, we're here to tell you to embrace it.
Ahead, you'll find some of our favorite statement-making clothing and accessories. Risqué, provocative, badass, and cool: these are your gateway pieces to dressing on the edge.
ASOS Design Faux Leather Curved Hem Mini Skirt
For instant cool-girl vibes, look no further than this faux-leather miniskirt ($35). It's got a flattering high-rise waist and a curved hem for a bit of intrigue. Edge it up with a crop top and heels, or tone things down with a chunky turtleneck, tights, and boots.
Alexander Wang Lace Cutout Silk Midi Dress
Slips are decidedly on trend this season. To bring a little extra drama, this Alexander Wang dress ($525) features a waist cutout and lace trim. (Silk and lace? Those are two very edgy materials.) Wear the slip on its own with sky-high pumps, or, if it's chilly, pop on a leather or denim jacket and knee-high boots for off-duty model vibes.
Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots
Edgy eras are defined by leather, whether it's in the form of a leather mini or something like these alluring boots ($950). With a thigh-high cut and a high block heel, they're a stunning high-fashion wardrobe piece. Show them off in all their glory with a miniskirt, or wear them under a silky slip. We appreciate the adjustable tie up top, which ensures a better fit around your thigh.
Gauge81 Ennis Open-Back Satin Mini Dress
If you're heading out to a concert or a fancy night out, slip on this LBD ($450) for an instant edgy look. Made from luxuriously soft and stretchy satin, it features a super-low back, a high bottom hem, and a slight V-neck. Depending on your plans, pop on a pair of pumps or boots. Perhaps some drop earrings for some extra drama?
ASOS Design Anya Chunky Lace Up Ankle Boots
For an edgy accessory that's a bit more everyday, try these punky combat boots ($60). We love the slight platform for a little lift and the lace-up style. Wear them with your favorite relaxed jeans and a sweater, a silky midi dress, or your new miniskirt — they're simply that versatile.
ASOS Design Fingerless Driving Gloves
You'll find quite a bit of overlap between the moto-core trend and your edgy-era needs, which kind of makes sense since what's edgier than riding a motorcycle? Of course, you don't need to ride a bike to sport these faux-leather driving gloves ($20). With adjustable cuffs, they'll keep your hands warm in the chillier weather while looking effortlessly cool in the process.
ASOS Design Ruched Corset with Curved Neckline
Whether you're a Regency-era buff or you like to bring a little bit of boudoir dressing into the real world, corsets make for an essential wardrobe item. While most corsets have a similar shape with structured boning, we love the wild curved neckline of this top ($46). It's eye-catching and alluring: an edgy piece if we've ever seen one.
Agolde Sanna Cut-Out Organic Curved-Leg
Here's a surprise: not all "edgy" pieces need to black. Take these jeans ($248), for example. With a barrel-style silhouette and cutouts at the knees, they're bold and cool — different from all the other jeans in your wardrobe (we're sure). Pair them with a crop top and lace-up combat boots, or cozy up with a chunky sweater. They'll take you through all the seasons with a little edge and lots of style.
Anna October Cecile Cutout Bra Top
Want to bring your edgy-girl style with you on vacation? Pack this stunning cream-colored crop top ($545). It'll deliver on the cool factor whether you wear it with high-rise jeans, short shorts, or even a silk maxi skirt. Simply zip it on (and tie it up), and you'll be ready to party.