How to Rock That Rebel Chic Look

Fashionistas like yourself probably already know what rebel chic looks like. It’s basically that sweet spot between looking polished and rebellious at the same time. You look put together, but there are elements in your style that are edgy and not commonplace, such as punk studs, leather skirts, band shirts, and tattered jeans.

If you’re new to this style or have seen this in the streets and you aspire to achieve this look for yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Rebel chic is more than just putting edgy pieces together. You certainly can copy a look right by buying it from a certain brand, but it becomes more special if you add in some of your personal styles. Here are ways you can rock that rebel-chic look.

Leather Jacket

The classic black leather jacket is one of the most worth-it investments you could ever have in your wardrobe. It is sturdy, keeps you warm, and looks better with age. If you already have this in your closet, then you can easily channel your inner badass by styling it together with black skinny jeans (tattered or otherwise), and a pair of heels or chunky booties. For the innerwear, you can choose a turtleneck if it’s cold or just a shirt.

Plaid Pants

If you’ve never worn jeans outside the usual denim in black or blue, you may find wearing plaid pants a little intimidating, but have no fear. Tartan or plaid pants in any color can easily be styled with some moto jacket, a white button-up blouse, and some heels. If the plaid pants are not fitted and you want to opt for something more comfortable on your feet, like white shoes, you can definitely go for it.

You don’t have to go out of your way to buy new clothes if you want to achieve rebel chic. In fact, you can buy and sell a few of your clothes online if you want to look for great finds and earn money by selling items you don’t wear anymore. Who knows, your style evolution just may start from there.

Graphic Tee

T-shirts are the easiest clothes to wear, and some people actually do like the simple tee and jeans combo because it’s comfy. Well, of course, it is, but it’s not Instagram-worthy and a budding fashionista like you will understand that there is a way to make it so.

One of the ways to transform an interesting graphic tee is to pair it with a pleated knee-length skirt, heels with socks, and depending on the weather, a leather jacket or a thick blazer. Choose a minimalist purse to go with it, and rock your outfit with confidence.


You can actually still make a statement by wearing your old high-waist pants by pairing it with an interesting accessory like a beret. The great thing about fashion is that you can reuse old and new clothes to make a brand-new look. Rock the rebel-chic look with a beret by using an old or new graphic tee that’s tied at the waist with some jeans and pairing it with boots.


They say that confidence is inspired by the clothes a person wears. While that is certainly true, you have to take some risks especially if you don’t know the threshold of your comfort zone because you’ve been on the safe side of fashion.

The belief that you can be confident in wearing the outfit you want is helpful if you want to be a trendsetter. If you dream of spearheading a new fashion trend, then you should be okay with going against the norm and wearing clothes that are deemed different.


How do you rock the rebel-chic look? Share your tips below.