Hayley Cooper models silver top, skirt and bag.
One of this seasons trickiest trends is the “Tough Girl / Shoulder Details” trends, which both work together perfectly. They have a “toughness” about them that’s introduced through moody colours, edgy accessories and textures of leather and metallic silver. No matter what your style, there’s a way for you to work this trend into your wardrobe. Click below for 4 outfit options you can introduce into your wardrobe this season.
Hayley Cooper models silver top and bag.
Hayley Cooper models silver top, skirt and bag.

Outfit #1 

This outfit is styled up for a night out and is a great alternative to a dress. This look is all about textures of leather, metallic and the edgy detail in the accessories, which is spot on with the “tough girl” trend.

The leather-look pencil skirt has great wearability and works great with so many items. Wear it at the smallest point of your waistline and tuck your top in, or lightly blouse it over the waist to keep your proportions in check.

Add in a metallic bell-sleeve top to play with the textures of this outfit and make a fun statement. Accessorise with a choker, chain bag and some chunky peep-toe ankle boots, perfect for pairing with a mid length skirt.


Top: Sussan Metallic Top $89.95

Skirt: Saba (David Jones), “Ashley Pencil Skirt”, $179.00

Bag: Tony Bianco (David Jones) Chain Bag, $99.95

Shoes: Jo Mercer, “Arlia” Heels, $199.95

Choker: Colette by Colette Hayman, “One Circle Cord Choker”, $12.99

Hayley Cooper models clutch and formal dress.
Hayley Cooper models clutch and ring.

Outfit #2

This is a dressy take on the trend, perfect for a special occasion. I’ve kept the styling simple with this Bec & Bridge dress in a rich burgundy with a one-shoulder feature. The black block Nine West heels, silver and black jewellery and a studded clutch add in the “tough” element to this ultimately classic outfit.


Dress: Bec&Bridge Dress (David Jones), $220.00

Shoes: Nine West “Nora” Heels, $149.95

Clutch: Olga Berg Clutch, $129.00

Ring (Black): Colette by Colette Hayman, “Large Enamel Circle Ring”, $8.99

Rings (Silver): Colette by Colette Hayman, “Metal Textured 3-Pack Rings”, $8.99

Hayley Cooper models sweater.
Hayley Cooper models sweater.

Outfit #3

Off-the-shoulder is still here! This is a trendy way to work a cosy jumper into your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. The tawney pink shade softens the textures of the leather-look, making it a feminine way to rock this trend.

Best bit about this jumper is it doubles as a scarf for when it’s absolutely freezing outside! Simply layer a leather-look jacket on top and adjust the jumper’s neckline to fit comfortably (like a scarf).

Style with these ponte pants from Witchery, they have the comfort of leggings with the wearability of pants – super versatile and a nice alternative to jeans. Keep the bottom half streamlined and elongate the legs by adding in a classic pair of black ankle boots.


Jumper: Witchery (David Jones), “Fold Over Knit”, $149.95

Pants: Witchery (David Jones), “Zip Textured Ponte Pants”, $99.95

Jacket: General Pants Co, Neon Hart Leather Look Jacket, $129.95

Boots: DSW, “Court Couture Rilian” Boots, $79.95

Clutch: Colette by Colette Hayman, “Embellished X-Body” Bag, $34.99

Hayley Cooper models sweater, shoes, jeans and bag.
Hayley Cooper models sweater.

Outfit #4

Here’s a super casual take on the “tough girl” trend. Shades of grey and black with hints of silver give a nod to the trend.

This outfit is simply mixing winter wardrobe staples, like these black jeans and grey jumper, with accessories that give an edgy element. Definitely an on-trend way to amp up your casual-wear this season.

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