Love the bad-gal vibe but need a breather from your worn-to-death leather jacket? Try a moto vest — an especially handy option for fickle fall weather. Zip it up with nothing underneath, or throw it over a black denim jacket and perfect-match skinnies when the temps drop.
Channel denim's original get-your-hands-dirty purpose for your off-duty look. Play up the no-frills character with a built-to-last wardrobe, like a denim jacket or vest, gray sweatshirt, and dark jeans. Opt for a cropped style to show off your roughed-up boots.
When you’re a live-in-the-fast-lane type, having a lead foot isn’t just an expression — it’s a necessity. Satisfy your substantial-footwear prereq with a combat boot that balances out body-hugging bottoms, or create a leg-lengthening line from waist to toe with straight-cut jeans and black lace-ups. Flip your collar up, kick ass, repeat.
Dare to make an off-kilter choice by swapping out expected basics for more progressive stand-ins, like a cropped, mock-neck muscle tank. Or try playing up a lithe figure with ultra-skinny jeans and a cropped button-up. Weigh it all down with embellished creepers for a far-from-sweet finish.
An all-black-everything color scheme might make for an instantly edgy look (and a visually pleasing Instagram page, if you're into that kind of thing), but in real life, a strictly gray-scale wardrobe can get tired real quick. Experiment with grounded shades of blue to add dimension to an alt ensemble.