What is it about that person you see in a crowd and think to yourself “They look great” or “I love their style”? Fashion is all about having fun because after all it is just clothes! I’m the example of changing my look up and never being held down to just one specific look. Sometimes I dress as edgy as Steven Tyler in an Aerosmith music video, while other days I’m as tame as Britney Spears in her “Baby One More Time” days.
One thing that I always manage to do, no matter the style chosen, is look good in outfits that are eye-catching and a great fit to my personality and body type. In this daring look (photographed above) I rocked some plaid red skinny jeans, a royal blue top, and a blazer that I studded up (all of which came from the thrift store). my killer rocker boots, which I purchased from K-mart a year ago for $14.
Here are a few tips I on how to dress edgy:
Live on the edge. Do things even if the result may be consequential. Have fun! Life is short; live it to the fullest. Be carefree! Well not entirely; worry about things like grades, family problems, and your peers.
Don’t care about what other people think about you. Who really cares what the “popular” crowd thinks? If they make fun of you, just smile and walk away.
Dress edgy. Dressing edgy shouldn’t make you look like every girl out there. Being edgy, along with it’s care-free message, means you should dress uniquely. A lot of things you should have are leather, converse, and boots. Use bright, bold colors to your style.
Accessories. Try wearing long chains (gold or silver), bangles, bulky jewelry etc. For shoes, pairing up original black converse, (not Mono black converse. Mono black converse are the all black converse.
Extra pointers: If you need a little assistance, have no fear! Search up Taylor Momson, Rihanna or any other edgy star. their new style is considered edgy. The way they dress should give you an idea of what edgy should look like.
A new school, new friends (which are yet to be made, ha!) , but same ole me! Yes, going to an entirely new place can be stressful and sometimes you want to conform to what you think everyone wants you to look like, but guess what? that’s not me!
I am weird, I dress out of the box and most likely if you are with me in an environment you will be spotted! Who says fashion has to be just a t-shirt and jeans on a warm sunny day. Reach back into your closet and find something that fits your mood.
Yesterday, I went out for the first time at this new school dressed like this (above photo). I found this really cool and unique two-piece set at a thrift store for $3. Don’t judge me, but I bought it because I was getting Golden Girls vibes. Yes, that’s one of my favorite TV shows. Their style was always so retro, fresh and different!
I paired this outfit with some Rue 21 jewelry, brown penny loafers, a straw hat and some cool glasses. This entire look was under $20, giving new meaning to looking great on a budget.
The amount of compliments I got was amazing. I have to say, it’s much easier to meet new people when you look your best and feel confident and this is coming from an ultra shy person!
I always said that my fashion doesn’t change for the weather, but that the weather changes for it! It seems like every time I turn around it’s either raining or unbearably cloudy outside. Today, I was determined not to let the moody weather affect my wardrobe choices.
I rocked the streets in some Forever 21 yellow skinny jeans ($21), some Rue 21 strawberry red shoes (on sale for $7), a yellow short-sleeved button-up from the thrift store ($4) and lastly a multi-colored plaid blazer also from the thrift store ($2).
I really feel like these bright colors highlighted my bright personality and gave me a overall fresh look! Do you want my advice on wearing bright colors?
See which colors bring out your features
Think twice. If you don’t want to catch attention, never opt for major color. So if you opt for colors, then you better bring the confidence because all eyes will be on you.
Choose accessories that will not overdo the outfit. Go for accessories that help to tone down the brightness of colors.
In a world with endless possibilities, why limit your wardrobe to just bland colors?
Whether it’s stylish, cozy or swanky sweaters, a good sweater never goes out of style!
Check out this outfit (pictured above), I’m rocking an over-sized 90’s inspired sweater that I purchased from the thrift store for $1.50. The brown parachute pants were also purchased from a thrift for $2.00. I paired these items with $75 black kombat Levi boots and a neutral colored scarf.
Despite it being almost Summer, it’s been pretty chilly lately. So, this week was all about the scarf & sweaters to keep me warm during these frrrrrreezing weather days, but still remaining fashionable while doing so.
The best thing about fashion is that it is your own!
I once doubted the clothes I wore because not everyone approved of them. It wasn’t until I learned that my fashion choices are not suited for everyone and that I can’t be put into some one else’s idea of what fashion is because that would mean I’d be wearing baggy jeans, big over-priced T-shirts and other hideous belongings that they felt was appropriate.
Simply put, don’t let anyone dictate your look because then you lose what made the outfit stand out anyways and that’s YOU!
Ever had to go make a quick run, but didn’t want to dress completely down out of hopes that you might run into Mr. or Mrs. Right? well, the solution to this could be dressing up a simple look with cool accessories, boots, glasses and jewelry.
In this outfit (pictured above), I’m rocking a thrift store sweater with Rue 21 jeans, Forever 21 boots, assorted jewelry and a Forever 21 scarf.
I have found that their are basic items every person needs handy in their closet to dress themselves up. These staple items can be pulled together to create a polished look in no time. You don’t even need a personal fashion consultant to pull off these looks or a lot of money!
Follow these 3 tips for your statement of style:
A good fitting pair of dark washed denim jeans. This a definite item for your wardrobe because of its versatility. Additionally, dark fitted jeans slenderize a person’s shape and can make almost anything look more sleek.
Scarfs are back, and your wardrobe needs a few. Look for uniquely shaped scarfs or scarfs with color or interesting patterns because they can give any simple outfit pep instantly.
Mix and Match clothes. Outfits don’t have to be worn together, just because they were bought as a set. Mix things up a bit. For instance your dark jeans with a short suit jacket.
You don’t have to break the bank to make an outfit look spectacular. Remember, fashion is only as fun as you make it!
The bad news is time flies. The good news is your’e the pilot and as the pilot of my plane, I’m basking in the moments leading up to my senior year finals next week…I keep telling myself to inhale and breathe, but I just can’t believe that I am getting ready to graduate in just a few days.
But enough about that and lets get back on the subject of finals! Twas the week before finals, and all through the town. Not a student was drinking, not a frat made a sound. Rare? yes it is, but it’s definitely the truth. Students are camped out in libraries and walking around like zombies in outfits that Joan Rivers would cry about.
It doesn’t matter if the dreadful scent of studying is in the air because there is no reason why students should dress in attire they go to sleep in. Here is a photo (above) of what I wore to class. The grey/pink over-sized tank top was brought from JC Penny’s on sale for $3 a couple months ago when it was still cold outside. I paired this with a grey blazer purchased from the thrift store for $5, some dark blue jean denims from Rue 21 for $7 and grey kombat boots purchased from Forever 21 for $50.
It’s not the amount of money you spend but how you wear it that counts. The key is often to dress up inexpensive basics with accessories.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.