Opposites definitely attract. So is it any wonder that mixing edgy and romantic styles results in swoon-worthy outfits? The right pairings can have you expertly blending these two styles and reaping some serious style benefits.
Here’s how to wear edgy and feminine styles together.
Start with Denim
Reach for a distressed pair featuring floral embroidery for denim that’s both edgy and feminine. Ripped and distressed jeans with frayed hems work equally well with bohemian blouses or a slinky, silk camisole. Reverse the recipe by reaching for colored denim in a romantic hue, like dusty lilac or blush pink, and choose a top that’s a little rough around the edges like distressed tees or a leopard-print pullover.
Give Your Dresses an Edge
Start with feminine frocks as a simple base and leverage supporting elements, like shoes and clever accessories, to give things an edgy twist. Take a cue from spring and wear a classic wrap dress with a pair of ankle booties or fashion sneakers for a more casual interpretation of edgy-meets-fem. Or go glam with a slinky, metallic slip dress and add a pullover sweatshirt and rocker-inspired studded booties.
Add an Edgy Layer
The perfect jacket can instantly up the edgy ante. From bombers to motos and classically-cool denim jackets, (bonus points for a waxed cotton style for that leather-look) we recommend you layer them over whimsical closet staples like lace tees, silky blouses or fancy floral motifs.
Stylist tip: Want to double up on your style-mixing-savvy? Try your hand at print mixing and add a statement leopard coat over a dainty floral top.
Ready to channel your inner rocker-meets-debutante? Go on, add leather to fancy florals or lace to distressed denim.
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