Bringing an edge to your everyday wardrobe is perfect for standing out in a classic and even elegant way. Whether you would classify your style as edgy, or you simply want a sharper look, adding and reinventing classics to your wardrobe is a great way to make it more versatile.
Adding a touch of edge using metallics, blacks, leathers, or just sharp lines can balance out more feminine looks or can add a touch of danger to an otherwise sophisticated outfit. Men and women alike can benefit from adding a touch of edge to their wardrobes, and with this guide you will learn how to do it the right way.
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Opt for Reinvented Classics
Classics are timeless, but that does not mean there is no room for improvement. Reimagining classics is a goal for many designers in the bid to be the latest name in the evolution of such a style staple. The trench coat, for example, has seen many different renditions. Some changes are more prominent. The cape is a huge trend for the A/W 2019 season. More subtle changes to the style, however, are more ubiquitous.
Trench London, for example, offers a modern twist on the classic styles and adds a touch of edginess that works well with more standout styles. This touch of edge works wonderfully with minimal, feminine, formal, and loungewear looks. The only difference is that it gives the wearer a sharper, more defined silhouette that works well with balancing out your personal style.
Pop with Colored Accessories
Colour trends are hard to follow because there are just so many to choose from! The best way to add edge then is to stick with the shades that you fall in love with. This way, you can invest in that pop of color and enjoy how it adds a dash of edginess to your looks. Brightly coloured pumps, or a bright handbag, hat, or scarf can all do wonders to give your look that sharp edge you are looking for.
Invest in Quality Leather
Leather is a sharp look that can be hard to pull off, which is why you should wait and find items that suit and fit you perfectly. Leather trousers, for example, can look stunning, but only if they fit your body well. An easier leather staple to invest in is a jacket, but make sure to try on different styles before you decide on your staple investment.
Clashing patterns and colour blocking can be hard to do, but it’s a great way to add that sharp edge to your outfit that screams confidence and sophistication.
Layers are a great way to add dimension to any outfit. Add in leathers, metallics, or sharp lines to your outfit, and you will have brought edginess to your everyday wardrobe.
Tailor Your Clothes
Edginess is found in sharp lines and a sharp look. While oversized clothes have their purpose, not everything deserves to be too big. You need to choose items to invest in tailoring to get those clean lines your wardrobe deserves.
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