5 Pieces to Create an Edgy Outfit Instantly – Ethical Edit

I’m sure that when most people think of ethical, sustainable or eco-friendly fashion, “edgy” is not something that comes to mind. I don’t blame them – many brands aren’t edgy at all. But let me tell you this; if you know where to look, you could easily recreate any edgy outfit you see on Pinterest without contributing to the unethical practices happening down the supply chain. To help you out with this, I picked out a few pieces from various brands to make your edgy outfit creation simpler. Just click on the images of the pieces you love to get a hold on them.

P.S. If you want to know what my go-to modern ethical brands are, check out this post.

1. Leather Jacket.

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Zady – Deadwood Recycled Leather Biker Jacket
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Reformation – Granite Jacket
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Reformation – Slate Jacket

I mean, duh, right? Adding a (faux) leather jacket to an outfit immediately ups it’s game. On top of the brands I suggested above, they also tend to be found in second-hand shops. If a leather jacket isn’t quite your thing, then anything leather will have a similar effect.

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Ecohabitude – Black Faux Leather Skater Skirt
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Rogue Minx – Black moto leggings with faux leather panels

2. Anything with slits, rips or cutouts.

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Bead & Reel – Persephone Color Blocked Dress
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Flynn Skye – Leah Top
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Ethica – Quilted Diamond Slit Pants
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ShopGirls – High Rise Skinny Malibu Beach Yoga Jeans

The best part about this tip is that, although I provided some suggestions above, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go out and buy ripped jeans or tops with slits in them. Cut-off shorts and slit pants are especially easy to DIY.

3. Deep V-neck.

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Reformation – Violet Top
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Everlane – The Modern Silk Point Collar
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Everlane – The Cotton Heather V
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Ecohabitude – Raffaele Plunging V-neck Bamboo Jersey Blouse

Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean there will be cleavage galore. In fact, this is probably the one that you can most easily adopt into your daily outfits. It can be a part of your casual day-to-day outfits or for nights out. When used with the right blouse, it can even make a work-appropriate outfit.

I know I suggested a bunch above, but to be honest, you don’t even have to go out and buy one. Just add a pair of shades hanging off the front of your tank, tee or blouse, and there you have it. DIY deep v.

4. Black. Lots of it.

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Bead & Reel – Black Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee with Thumbholes
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Modavanti – Kristen Off Shoulder Cutout Bandage LBD
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Monsoon – Lucy Blouse

In case it wasn’t already obvious enough, black gets the job done. Take a garment, make it black, and ta-da, insta-edge. If black’s not really your thing, no worries. Just stick to dark tones and neutrals like various shades of grey, navy, camel and white.

5. Go to the extremes.

Jewelry? Go either super minimal and modern, or super big statement pieces. Heels? Either super high, or completely flat. Fit? Go either super loose or skin-tight. Edgy fashion is not a place for mediocre.

If you want some more  inspiration, head on over to my Pinterest board to see how all these elements come together into a cohesive, edgy outfit:

Follow The Curious Button’s board | Edgy | on Pinterest.

Got any other go-to tips for instantly adding some oomph to create an edgy outfit? Share them with us in the comments below!

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