It’s easy to become a creature of habit, especially when it comes to getting dressed. Once we have found a look that works for us and we feel comfortable with, it’s easy to just stick with it. However, over time, your go-to look can start to feel boring to you and to those around you. However, it is simple to add something new to your style and bring some edge into your standard look with just a few small adjustments. Experimenting with your style can be fun too, so try a few of these fashion tips to help add some edge to your style.
Match Clothes Differently
They might look boring to you at the moment, but the clothes that you already have in your wardrobe are all that you really need to create a new look that will have some more edge. All you need to do is match the clothes you already have, and match them together in some new ways that you haven’t tried before. For example, you could start by using contrast. Pair your vests with leggings or large sweatshirts with skinny jeans. Try mixing some bold prints. By finding some different ways to wear what you already own, you can give your look and wardrobe a fresh new feel without having to spend any money on new clothing.
Wear Dark Colors
As you start to combine your clothes together in a more interesting way, think about wearing only dark colors for a while. You could experiment with a look that is more gothic chic, and add in some edgy accessories, like a skill necklace or corset tops. The right accent pieces can make a lot of difference to your look when you wear all black. You can also use different textures in your clothing to add some more interest to your look, and still have an outfit that pops, without the need for color.
Wear Men’s Clothes
Clothes can get a new lease of life and look a lot edgier when you wear them in a different way to how you usually wear them and how is expected. You can add some edge by wearing a men’s shirt as a dress, for example, or wearing a men’s coat as a full outfit, with a crop top underneath. You could also experiment with bow ties or men’s shoes as part of your outfits to add another edge and fun, unexpected touch.
Add Studs To Your Clothes
Matching your clothes in the same way all the time can soon start to feel boring if you never try anything new. The something new you could try could be adding studs. Buy some studs in a mix of shapes and sizes, and try adding them to clothes in different ways for a punk rock feel. Where you put the studs is up to you and is only limited by your creativity. To get started, try putting a few studs onto a collar, to create a studded collar. If you like it, you can experiment from there and try some more ways to use them.
Distress Your Denim Jeans
Distressing your denim is another very affordable way of changing up your wardrobe. Distressing is the process of giving your jeans a more worn look. It can be very effective if you don’t mind fraying or ripping your jeans. To do this, start by marking the part of the jeans that you want to work on. The most common areas to add distressed detail are the back pockets, knees, upper thighs, and sides. Think about where your jeans naturally wear as you wear them.
If you want ripped jeans, cut the spot you want to be ripped with a razor blade or a pair of scissors and pull out the individual threads with tweezers. As an alternative, you could sand your jeans with sandpaper to give them a more faded look. However, if you do this, slip a piece of cardboard or block of wood inside the jeans under where you’re sanding, so you don’t sand all the way through by mistake.
Not everyone wants to go down the punk-rock or goth look with studs, distressed jeans, and all black. This rugged look isn’t right for everyone. Some people prefer a soft, delicate look. If you are one of these people, you can still create a sense of edge in your looks by adding in some lace to your clothes for a change. Lace is an eye-catching detail, but can also be a romantic touch when you add a little to the hem of your dresses or to the sides of your t-shirt.
Dye Or Paint Your Clothes
It can be a lot of fun, and definitely has an endless array of possibilities but dying and painting your clothes is not for the faint of heart. If you’re feeling brave though, it can be a great way to add edge. You will need to experiment with some different colors, patterns, and bleach to create the look you want. If you have never thought about painting or dying your clothes before, have a few practice runs on some old clothes so you don’t ruin anything you still wear. After some practice, when you’ve found some colors and patterns that work and that you like, the payoff can be well worth it. Your wardrobe will have a new lease of life.
Accessories are a simple way to add edge to your style. Sunglasses are the most obvious way to instantly transform your look. The darker your sunglasses the better. Dark glasses give you an edgy, mysterious, and timeless look.
Wear High Impact Makeup
Impact makeup is all about leaving an impression on people. It can be one of the best ways to make an impression, even if you wear no makeup but red lipstick. There’s a reason this look is popular with celebrities.
Get A Haircut Or Dye Your Hair
If you are guilty of having had the same hairstyle for years, surprise people who know you by getting a new haircut. Try to go for a bolder cut than you had before, such as a dramatic, but gorgeous pixie cut. You could even go one step further and dye your hair a dramatic color, like bright red, or something even more unexpected, like blue or pink. However, if you are going to go down this route, you need to make sure of two things to make sure the change goes well. The first is to make sure that you find a good colorist to do this for you. A drastic change is not something to try and do yourself with a box dye. If you risk doing it yourself, you could end up with a disaster, not an edgy look. The other thing to do is avoid bright colors, like hot pink, that don’t suit many people.
Piercings are one of the most obvious ways to add an edge. Like tattoos, they accessorize any outfit and give it an edgy look. However, go easy. Choose simple ear piercings. These are just as interesting, especially when you have hair back to show your ears.
Changing up your style doesn’t have to be difficult. Start by matching the clothes you already have in your wardrobe in a different way, add clothing you wouldn’t normally wear, dye or paint your clothes, and give your wardrobe a fresh, new look. Accessories like sunglasses give you some mystery as well. You could also try piercings, a new haircut, or tattoos.