TGIF! Oof…it was one of those weeks.. Anywho, we made it through and I’m ready for the weekend!!!! What are you up to?! If you live in the DC area and are looking for a pumpkin patch or apple orchard to go to, check out my top picks here from Mondays’ post. It is looking like a really nice fall weekend to go do fun fall things.We are headed to Charleston, SC today for a hot minute so I’m pumped to be back in this charming southern town! We plan to head downtown tonight for dinner when we land and go to the beach before going to an oyster roast tomorrow.
Do you ever like to add a little edge to you outfit? Just a little something to give off a “less stuffy” and more “cool” vibe. Does this make sense? I guess I try to make myself look a lot cooler than I actually am haha! Here are a few of my tricks on adding some edge to any outfit:
#1 Throw On Some Leather: My favorite outfit is pairing a flowy floral dress w/ a tough moto jacket because it makes your look go from girly to edgy instantly. Leather moto jackets are SO versatile these days. Pair yours with a girly dress or a simple sweater and a pair of jeans. I have this one, love this grey suede one and always love the ones from All Saints here.
#2 Embrace Distressed Denim: I’ve been obsessed with distressed denim ever since high school. The raw hem has been a popular trend since last year. I like these washed black jean from Levi’s, these Frame ones, or Rebecca Taylor ones. I also love distressed boyfriends jeans like these from Current Elliott. You can wear them with any old t-shirt, blouse, or jacket and they immediately make your whole look super cool.
#3 Its All About the Shoes: Shoes can seriously make or break your outfit. I can’t stress the importance of finding the right shoe enough when it comes to get an edgier vibe to your look. I have been loving moto boots like these, or these studded boots, or even these cool sneaks from Vans. Pair them with denim to dresses.
#4 Add Tousled Texture to Your Hair: I love that messy “un-done” look that has been trending in hair the past few years. You can be wearing the most conservative of outfits but achieving that messy “cool girl” texture totally changes the vibe of your whole look. Its that “I don’t care, but I actually do care” appeal because let’s be honest it does take a little bit of work.
All you need is a curling iron (I use this one from Hot Tools) and some texturing product (I like Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray, Bumble and bumble’s Dryspun Finish, or Bumble and bumble’s Cityswept Finish). I typically curl 2-3 inches of dry + clean hair all around my head, never holding it long enough to achieve tight ringlets (it mostly adds more movement to the bottom half of my hair because it is pretty thick). After that I’ll run my fingers through my hair so it doesn’t look very curly but more wavy. Last step is to lightly spray texturizing spray on the roots the the middle shaft to create volume and hold.
#5 Rock a Dark Nail or Lip Color: Another subtle thing you can do to add edge is to vamp up your nail or lip color. I love a good brownish-pink nude lipstick for everyday edge (if you are looking for a everyday nude try Mac Lipstick in Velvet Teddy – such a good one!) and a burgundy red lip for night (I am dying to try Whirl from Mac). You can also play around with more color on your nails. Right now I am loving dark purples, dark reds, and dark grey (I love the formula of the Deborah Lippmann Nail Polishes – they last a long time!).