Tough Girl Style: Fall's Intimidating Trend

Thursday, October 04, 2012 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

It’s all about looking tough this fall. Whether it’s a military style coat, a bad girl cuff, or a leather jacket, intimidating combat looks are a big trend.

I love seeing the rugged soldier jackets with a feminine touch of lace and gold. Try to embrace this fun trend and enjoy rocking your spiky heels while time permits. Designers like Christian Louboutin, Michael Kors, Givenchy, and Chanel are spiking out their heels and accessories to take “tough” to a gorgeous level.

To slowly embrace this sassy, bad girl trend try this Sam Edelman Convertible Jacket with leather sleeves. This is an essential casual jacket. This is something that is a great base with its leather flare, and sets a clean backdrop to wear a spikey cuff or a multilayered chain necklace instead of diving all in.

Sam Edelman Convertible Jacket with Leather Sleeves


→ Buy the Sam Edelman Convertible Jacket with Leather Sleeves, $480.00, at bloomingdales.com.


Not digging the simplicity of the Sam Edelman jacket, and not into spikes? Then you may be obsessed with Tahari’s thick, gold chain choker and necklace. I love this bulky choker that allows you to liven up all of your plain cardigans and tees.

T Tahari On The Edge Gold Chain Link Multi-Stone Necklace


→ Buy the T Tahari On The Edge Gold Chain Link Multi-Stone Necklace, $150.00, at bloomingdales.com.


Want to step forward with a little elegant spike power? Check out this sexy strap pointy platform. A little spike outlining this shoe gives the classy shoe some spike in a tasteful way.

SCHUTZ T-Strap Pointed Toe Platform Pumps


→ Buy the SCHUTZ T-Strap Pointed Toe Platform Pumps, $187.00, at bloomingdales.com.


Next up, a platform that’s not a new emerging style but a transformed, chunky stiletto. I am showcasing this shoe because of its mesmerizing, metallic bronze color -- perfect for the fall.

B Brian Atwood Finvarra Platform Pumps


→ Buy the B Brian Atwood Finvarra Platform Pumps, $395.00, at bloomingdales.com.


If you need to spice up an old rugged biker look a like jacket, then go ultra heavy with the Metal Fringe Necklace from Bebe. This necklace is definitely worth the price and will transform your look. This necklace incorporates dazzling and tough girl, all in one.

Bebe Mixed Metal Fringe Statement Necklace


→ Buy the Bebe Mixed Metal Fringe Statement Necklace, $44.00, at bebe.com.


Give in to the studded leather jacket and gear up in Topshop's biker jacket. This jacket has enough zippers to keep you occupied and many studs to keep you looking fierce.

Topshop Studded Biker Jacket


→ Buy the Topshop Studded Biker Jacket, $130.00, at us.topshop.com.


Perhaps all my showcases are too dull and dark for you? In that case, brighten up your studded look with Kate Spade's colorful bangles.

Kate Spade Locked In Stud Hinged Bangle


→ Buy the Kate Spade Locked In Stud Hinged Bangle, $88.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.