Some people think that workwear has to be boring, but there are amazing women going into offices every day (ok maybe not as many now) making business look chic and edgy. I always describe my style as classic-edgy because I love a simple style but with a little edge. If you love the edgy look, keep reading for how I get this style and make it work in the office!
How to Look Edgy and Professional: 5 Top Tips
Make Neutrals Normal
Neutrals are the best way to create an edgy look. You just don’t see bikers with pale blues or neons! Neutrals, especially dark neutrals have a harder look and appear chicer. In my first look below my friend told me I looked like I belonged on the streets of NYC and I was so excited because that is my goal when dressing most days! I’ve always been a city girl at heart and I love the city-style for it’s functional chic vibe.
Accessories are Key
A black top is just a black top without the accessories. You have to think the whole outfit through when going for a particular style. I am pretty minimal with my accessories, but I love a good bracelet stack, studs or hoop earrings in gunmetal, and a pebbled leather belt.
It’s All About the Shoes
Shoes can make or break any outfit, so when going for an edgy look, you have to choose your shoes carefully. I love anything with studs, but that isn’t the only way to get the edgy look. Look for sleek edges, hardware such as buckles, and styles in general. I’m loving the lace-up combat style
Some people think that wearing black is the way to look edgy, but the most important part is actually the materials. Mix leather and silk, jeans, and chiffon, there are so many options. Mixing materials make a monochrome outfit look chic and put together
Hardware is Important
Hardware can make your outfit even edgier. For example, I wear this leather belt with a strong silver buckle quite often and it really completes any look. There are so many other simple ways to add hardware, from buckles on shoes to hair accessories to the zippers, buckles, or buttons on your jackets.
Not to mention, the Alexander Wang pebbled leather Rockie bag has the iconic studs on the bottom which makes any outfit edgier. Another easy way to add hardware to your outfit is jewelry. I wear simple jewelry and typically the same pieces over and over, but I can’t resist a gorgeous David Yurman or Lagos bracelet to add to my stack.
Shop My Favorite Pieces to Look Edgy and Professional:
Shop Lizzie Fortunato Crystal Column Earrings
Zip Card Holder by Mansur Gavriel
Square Ballerina Flats at Shopbop