While some runway trends instantly find their way into everyone and your mom's closets, others become subversive, resonating with a more daring, off-the-menu kind of crowd. Case in point: Fall '15 runways were overrun by a brooding, edgy muse everywhere from Alexander Wang to Saint Laurent. Punked-out troops marched down the catwalk with tough-girl accents like ripped tights, studs, and leather, serving up a strong rival to the season's more ubiquitous motif: the '70s.
If you're the type who favors all-black everything and creepers over sneakers, this rule-bending look offers a new spin on fall when you can't bear to see another flare. Good news is, you don't need a chip on your shoulder to pull it off. Inspired by the provocative nature of Showtime's The Affair, we took key styles from the rebel trend and translated them into wear-anywhere outfits without losing the bad-gal vibe. Evoking the show's mystery and edginess, the looks also tap into the themes The Affair brings to the table in season 2. Even if you don't consider yourself the intimidating type, you'll find four excuses to add chains, plaid, and camo into your rotation ahead. But it's up to you to bring the 'tude.