Edgy style...Every now and then I take a step on the dark side, give in to my inner rebel and let the angry rock chick roam free... Well, usually I just flirt with edgy accessories, mixing them with streamlined shapes and my usual palette of colours. Monochrome black really isn't my thing. That is, It's not my thing anymore.
Like most women, I used to wear a lot of black at one point. Then I just got tired of it. After all, it didn't really do much to help me stand out in a positive way. It didn't make me look stylish or interesting, either, only pale and drab. For the record: "pale and interesting" is a completely theoretical concept; in real life it's an oxymoron.
Women with olive skin tones look amazing in all black (and white, and pale pastels...), but if you skin is very pale with pinkish undertones, like mine, it may be better to add a little bit of colour to soften the look. Just substituting black with grey is not going to be enough: sure, it's softer than all black, but it's still draining all colour from your face. Not very encouraging, if clothes are supposed to make us look and feel our best, bring that inner glow onto the surface...
And to be honest, at my age I take all the help I can get to look glowingly fresh-faced and well-rested. And if a little bit of colour is the easiest way to do that, then so be it. That's why there has to be an element of colour in my mock-monochromatic look here: the burgundy cardigan is dark enough to go with the edgy style but brings some colour to my face. Well, that and some bright lipstick...
I am wearing:leather skirt: Karen Millen (old) / t-shirt: Queen of Evil (old) / cashmere cardigan: Brora (a/w 2014) / boots: Bronx (old) / bag: Chanel / bangle: Jessica Cagan Cushman
what about you? How do you get that edgy look?