A Dose Of Edge With Nasty Gal
September 26, 2014
I'm not saying you need to swear off the Gap and go fully goth, or pretend you're Beyonce waltzing into your office. (Although, any day as Beyonce has got to be a good one.) But mixing things up and going juuuust far enough with your fashion choices, on occasion, is a surefire way to reignite your confidence and love of dressing.
I've been eyeing several pieces at Nasty Gal that are perfectly suited to turn things up just a notch. And don't let the name scare you- yes, some of the clothing is very provocative, but mostly it is trendy, edgy, and sexy.
A bodysuit with lace and mesh accents, for example, is sexy-time times 1,000, but worn under your standard suit, it is classy/sexy instead of vulgar/sexy. The same applies to a bustier or crop top.
A leather mini skirt paired with black tights and a chunky sweater is unexpectedly sophisticated, and cut-off denim short-shorts are perfectly flirty when topped with a billowy tank or blouse. Lace leggings might feel too far out of your comfort zone, but layer on a tunic or boyfriend blazer to tone it down and cover up a bit. Start from the bottom and work your way up with sexy shoes- think platform mules, booties with cut-outs, and spiky stiletto heels. And peruse Nasty Gal's collection of stellar vintage finds for that one-of-a-kind piece you didn't know you were looking for, but now can't live without.
If you're still a little shy about embracing a bolder look, try taking some baby steps with accessories. Funky, cat-eye sunglasses are an easy everyday twist. A bold silver ear cuff instead of standard studs is a small and subtle change. Graphic tights, a studded handbag, or a metallic headband could be the little changes that help you build up to the style revamp you've been looking to make.
Nasty Gal knows what on-trend women want, and by picking key trendy pieces and mixing them in with your standard, stalwart wardrobe, you will find there is a plethora of options out there for you to expand your sartorial sensibilities. Trust me, it's worth taking the risk, however small and careful it may seem at first.