Looking around, it is clear the 90s are coming back to life. With the grungy look taking center stage everywhere from runways to Instagram, we can see many fashion professionals sporting this edgy fashion. This is the perfect time to experiment with styles and alter your personal look. Are you stuck in a style rut? Maybe you have a look that you go for most days of the week, otherwise you at all times go to your favourite store for the latest trends.
It’s hard to try something new when you have already found something you know and love about your body. Adding a little edgy grunge is an amazing way to play with your favourite looks and discover things about fashion you would not even consider. Don’t let your style grow stale. Here are 6 ways to add edge to your own style so you can switch things up in time to catch the latest trends.
1. Wear Dark Colors
Black is the new black. The simplest way to go edgy with your look is to add a darker color. Black not only looks great on everybody, it’s at all times in fashion. You do not have to go gothic with your outfit, but experiment with new shades of black until you find something that suits you. Pair black with black or other colours you have already got in your wardrobe. Don’t forget to use textures and materials to bring out the colours (or lack thereof).
2. Men’s Clothing
Who said clothes are based on gender? There aren’t any rules about who can or cannot shop in the men’s section. Want to actually step outside your fashion comfort zone? Wear clothes the way the designers never intended. Try mens shirts as fashion or even introduce bow ties or mens accessories into your everyday style. There’s something trendy about androgynous fashion right now, and there is no denying that menswear is more snug.
3. DIY Studs and Distress
You do not need to be a DIY guru to master the basics of wardrobe updates. Don’t let those old t-shirts and jeans go to waste in your closet. Get out your old favorites and provide them a much needed makeover. Add things like button, pressed, bleach wash, and much more. Grunge is so cool. The more distressed and worn your clothes are, the cooler your style will be. You can easily add buttons, zippers and other easy DIYs with fabric glue or basic stitching skills.
The better part of a good outfit often lies in the details. Adding black to your wardrobe is an amazing first step, but accessories are the finishing touches that actually complete the look. Dark sunglasses are the most evident choice because they’re the definition of relaxed cool, but they are not the only option. Add a choker for a return to this 90s classic, or wear some grunge on your wrist with some of these skeleton watch. You can mix this favourite piece of jewellery with your other pieces for a hip blend effect.
Did you forget about your makeup? There’s a lot to love about edgy makeup, and it is sure to catch some people’s attention in the very best way. One of the best grunge styles is known as impact makeup. It’s much easier than you might think. Basically, makeup is meant to make an impression.
It can be as dramatic as all-black eyeliner or as easy as skipping makeup altogether aside from red lipstick. The goal is to do something you have never done before with your makeup routine. If you at all times wear eyeshadow, skip it for a change. If you have never been caught without your favourite nude lip gloss, go for a bold purple or red.
6. Change Your Hairstyle
your hair and make and break your look. Have you lost your tried-and-true style? Maybe it is time to try something utterly new. Dramatic cuts can make a big difference in your look, and they may just be the inspiration you have been trying to find. One of the most popular trends today is try a funky hair color like pink or even gray. Talk to experienced colorists before trying DIY hair dyes, but do not be afraid to try something new.
Are you ready to change your style? You do not have to throw away all of your old clothes and begin over. You most likely have a few edgy items in your wardrobe just waiting to be styled differently. Add a layer of edge and coolness to your favourite looks with the tips above. Even small changes can have a large impact, and trying out new modes for size is liberating.
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