If you read Who What Wear on the reg, you know just how much we love timeless and classic style over here. But as much as we go on and on about putting together the perfect polished ensemble, there’s also something to be said for adding a bit of an edge to your wardrobe. It can be as simple as a pair of leather trousers or as daring as a cutout dress—the amount of edge is totally up to you.
To help you bring a little toughness to your look and serve as a shopping guide if your style skews edgy, we’ve put together a list of the seven best edgy clothing brands right now that strike the perfect balance between subversive and stylish. The labels below bring a lot of look, if you know what I mean, so I took the liberty of curating a mini shopping list of what I’d personally buy from each of them. A few of these items are even residing in my shopping cart as we speak. Scroll down to see and shop them all.
What I’d buy: Corsets, creative knits, tasteful cutouts
What I’d buy: Cutout and lace-up pieces and summery dresses
What I’d buy: Leather pieces and statement accessories
What I’d buy: Reinvented basics, graphic tees and sweatshirts
What I’d buy: Leather jackets, layering tops, and colorful pieces
What I’d buy: Second-skin tops, utility-inspired separates
What I’d buy: Special basics
Up next, peruse these 30 spring finds only a true Nordstrom stalker would know about (hint: it’s me).