Rebel Yell: How to Style the Cool-Girl Trend of the Season

Jamie McKillop

Describe your style in one word… It’s hard, isn’t it? Some days you’re minimalist, and others you’re all about prints. Your personality can’t be reduced to a single word, and your style shouldn’t have to be either. Thankfully, these days, designers get it.

Take, for instance, the Coach 1941 Spring 2017 collection, which featured rebel girl gangs wearing studded biker jackets, plenty of fringe, and Elvis motifs mixed in with softer elements like prairie dresses and rose embroidery. Perfectly balancing both edgy and genteel sensibilities, the collection sends a message that a woman can embrace being both a rebel and a romantic.

Brighton-based fashion blogger Hannah Crosskey of A Fashion Fix can get on board with that: She keenly remembers expressing herself through her unconventional fashion choices as far back as her primary school days. “I remember wearing a floral maxi skirt under a red satin maxi skirt,” she recalls. “It sounds awful to describe, but oddly everyone loved it; I think because dressing like myself was quite a confidence booster.” Still skilled in the art of layering, today she’s showing us how to style edgy, feminine pieces together in some truly daring, expressive ways.

Ready to make a sartorial statement of your own? See the collection and how Crosskey styles it below.

How do you express yourself through your clothing? Tell us in the comments below.

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