Merrick's Art | Mixing Edgy and Feminine for Date Night
Merrick's Art Lace Top
Merrick's Art DIY Leopard Clutch
Merrick's art Edgy and Feminine
Merrick's Art Lace Up Black Heels

DETAILS: clad and cloth top, c/o (wearing size small) | DSTLD denim, c/o | rack room heels, c/o | leopard clutch made by me (tutorial here, or similar here) | urban outfitter sunglasses | michael kors watch | similar bracelet

*pictures by sara walk
I’ve talked about this a ton of times on the blog before, but I love creating outfits with interesting juxtapositions, so this date night outfit that mixed feminine and edgy was a total win in my book. But pulling off this look, or finding feminine and edgy pieces that go well together can be a little tricky. 
Let’s talk about how to get your mix of feminine and edgy just right
First, keep your feminine pieces neutral and subtle. A pink bag is super feminine, but adding it to this outfit would feel out of place and too feminine. Instead, add those girly vibes more subtly through lace, flowy and floaty tops, or glitzy jewelry. This clad and cloth top is perfect for this look because it’s so feminine and beautiful, but neutral enough that you could take it in any style direction. 
Second, add distressed denim. I wear distressed denim all the time anyway, but adding a dark pair of distressed jeans instantly adds an edgy vibe to your look. But to keep the outfit still feminine, make them a skinny, fitted pair to show off those long stems. 
Third, it’s all about the shoes. Shoes can make or break your outfit, in my opinion. So if you’re going for an edgy feel, make sure your shoes throw off that vibe as well. Anything with straps, spikes, laces, or studs feel edgy to me, but heels feel super feminine. So the combination of the two is just the right mix to make your outfit feel feminine and edgy! 

Clad and Cloth has tons of gorgeous feminine pieces that would work perfectly in an edgy/feminine outfit. Today they’re giving away $50 to their shop, so you can win a beautiful piece and then style it in this fun way!

Enter through the rafflecopter below — the giveaway will run through next Tuesday, May 12. Good luck!


  1. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love that top! I actually really love Clad and Cloth’s clothes, one of my friends models for them all the time!


  2. Shae says:

    Love this look and these tips. These jeans are perfect.

    Shae @

  3. Liv says:

    Loving the look. Thanks for all the helpful tips.


  4. Lisa J says:

    Love this look!

  5. Natali says:

    Fantastic clutch and high heels, you look absolutely amazing!

  6. Reshma says:

    Loving those heels, but I probably would fall over! haha… you look amazing!

  7. Trou Vang says:

    Gorgeous look! I love mixing different styles as well. 🙂

    The Peculiar Trouth

  8. Love mixing feminine and edgy!! Fabulous look…I think I need to try to make this clutch! It’s so perfect :)!

    IG: @stylemelauren:disqus

  9. Anna D Kart says:

    I love those sandals!

    Happy Medley

  10. Heidi D. says:

    Love everything about this! Nothing is better than a little lace and leopard:)

    Wishes & Reality

  11. Trillina Palemi says:

    I love the sandals!

  12. Stephanie says:

    I ordered their Tres Bien tshirt after finding their brand on your site – I love it!

  13. Sarah H. says:

    I like to call my style “girly badass” which is pretty much the same as feminine and edgy…so naturally I love this outfit!

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

  14. I love it, such a rad look. How do you like the Jeans? I’ve been curious about that brand for awhile. How is the rise?

    • Merrick says:

      I LOVE them. They’re super comfortable. The rise is higher than I normally wear, but it doesn’t really bother me. But they do have a low rise option too!

  15. Roxi says:

    Those sandals are beautiful. Are they pretty comfortable – or comfortable enough for high heels?

    Roxi –

    • Merrick says:

      They’re about as tall as I go for high heels, so they’re not super comfortable to walk in cause they’re so tall, but if you are good at walking in 4 1/2 inch heels, then they’ll be great for you 🙂

  16. Carolanna Travis says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial on this bag!! I’m a sucker for a good DIY and I’m so excited to try to make my own fold over clutch!! Love your blog- you always have the best content!!

  17. April says:

    What are your favorite ways to add edginess to your summer look? I have no problem in the colder months, but in the summer it seems harder.

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