As much as we love women with timeless, ladylike style, there’s also something to be said for adding a bit of grit to your wardrobe. It can be as simple as a studded bangle, or as daring as a velvet jumper—the amount of edge is totally up to you.
To help you bring a little rock ‘n’ roll to your look, we’ve rounded up eight brands that are just subversive enough, while still being totally stylish.
Click through the gallery below to see and shop what they have to offer!
Cameo On Top Pant in Black ($149)
Established in 2010, Australia-based Cameo says their mission is “to supply experimental designs to dictate future taste.” One of the most unique aspects of the brand? They they produce 11 collections a year, all centered on one theme, which inspires the prints, fabrics, and silhouettes. They’re doing something right: Celebrities like Solange and Gigi Hadid love them.
Each X Other Similar Styles ($225-$2425)
It doesn’t get much more artsy than Each x Other, a label co-created by a fashion designer and an artist who named their brainchild after a Robert Montgomery poem. Their main goal: to create a masculine-inspired wardrobe for women that’s wearable, graphic, and statement-making. They also produce paintings, films, books, and other objects.
UNIF Off Duty Dress ($62)
Unif takes its inspiration from a number of placest: slang (they have a swimwear collection called Baewatch), streetwear, hip-hop culture, and classic Americana. The result is a line that incorporates plenty of rustic denim, sturdy leather, and clever observations.
Camilla and Marc Visibility Dress ($452)
Another edgy brand from Australia, Camilla and Marc was founded in 2003 by a brother-and-sister duo. Their aim is to combine the carefree attitude of the typical Australian, with the modern, busy woman who wants a chic and polished wardrobe. If Kate Bosworth and Kristen Stewart are to be believed, they’ve accomplished their mission.
One Teaspoon Roadhouse Coat ($275)
Yet another Australian brand that’s totally killing it in the contemporary fashion market is celebrity-loved denim label One Teaspoon. With their rough-and-tumble, too-cool-to-care vibe, the line’s ripped jeans and cutoff shorts are their main claims to fame. But they also have other stellar options to choose from, like this sleek leopard coat we’re obsessed with.
Shakuhachi Twisted Deep-V Dress ($222)
At the risk of sounding redundant, Shakuhachi is yet another Australian brand that has won our gritty little hearts. With awesome swimwear worthy of only the most fabulous pool parties, cool-girl tattered T-shirt dresses, and bright prints galore, they get our vote for the beachiest of all the edgy brands.
Stone Cold Fox Navy Louisiana Jumper ($357)
Stone Cold Fox is perhaps the most well-established (at least in terms of brand fanatics) of anyone on our list. A relatively young company founded in 2009 by designer Cydney Morris, the brand’s aesthetic is inspired by vintage lingerie and icons like Jane Birkin. The latest collection takes a slightly darker and sexier turn—and we don’t hate it.
Sin Without Bitch Ring ($70)
Only founded in the winter of 2013, Sin Without is the newest brand on our list—and one of our favourites. Designer Erin Blase produces rings in silver, yellow, and rose gold that look benign enough—until you peek inside. Each ring contains a word that’s been used to oppress women, like promiscuous, slut and prude. Blase aims to reclaim the words this way, a move we support.