Girly AND Edgy? What?!
Since I was little, I’ve always styled things in a similar way. I loved taking items that were unexpected and mixing them together. Honestly I never was your super girly girl, but I also wasn’t a tom boy or overly edgy. I liked being somewhere in between it all. If there was a girly dress, I wore boots. If there was an elegant skirt, I wore a leather jacket. The list goes on. This brings me to today’s blog topic…
How To Dress Girly and Edgy At The Same Time
After years of dressing this way, I think have a pretty good grasp on how to do this so I wanted to share some tips that I’ve learned along the way. If you’re looking to achieve the perfect outfit balance of feminine with an edgy style to it then you’ve come to the right place:
Step 1: Mix Print With A Leather Jacket
These aren’t strict rules, meaning you can’t ever have fun and break them (because who ever wants to follow rules all of the time?) but these are good guidelines to follow. Typically if there is something that is brighter or floral, like the skirt I am wearing pictured below, I like to balance the look out with a leather jacket. To me, this gives the outfit more dimension, interest and just feels like it has a bit more personality.
Step 2: Boots With A Girly Dress
This is actually my signature look haha. When I was in middle school, I remember my family would look at me like I was so weird because boots with dresses was NOT the style yet at all, and I would always pair these girly dresses with combat boots and I LOVED it. Now they know I was ahead of the trend and recognize just how cute it was :).
more on the outfit pictured above linked here
Step 3: Ruffled Sleeve With Ripped Jeans
I also love this look. To me, this look is s fresh and it’s an easy look to achieve. It is not overly done at all and still feels so pretty and chic to me. I love choosing an extra feminine piece for this type of a look to balance out the ripped jeans. This type of a look is great for everyday.
Girly Vs. Edgy Style
Still wondering what this type of style even means? Just in case I wanted to break it down for you. Keep in mind, that what is girly to one person isn’t to another so this is a personal opinion but I wanted to put together my thoughts to help clarify.
Example Of Girly Styles
To me, girly clothing typically looks like: peplum tops, florals, flow-y skirts, collared button downs, pastel colors and prints.
Examples Of Edgy Styles
Edgy styles looks more like this (in my opinion): dark colors, leather, structured skirts.
Hopefully these few examples help you understand the idea along with the above outfit styling ideas. What would you say your style is? More girly or edgy, or are you a mix of both?