Live Fast, Die Young: Bad Girls Do It Well {How to Achieve Bad Girl Style}

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 Live Fast, Die Young: Bad Girl Style Does It Well


I’ve always been a bit of a rebel. 

It’s not that I’m seeking out trouble or trying to be a misfit, it just kind of happens, and the same goes for my own sense of style. It’s not that I go out seeking leather, ripped jeans, monochrome color schemes, and studs – it just kind of happens that way. Even my Cali girl style has a bit of a punk edge to it that’s totally unintentional.

So, instead of fighting against the inevitable, I decided to let my inner freak flag fly, as they say, and share some of my favorite fashion picks for all of you who are harboring a “bad girl” inside (we all have one) and dying to get out and express yourself. Through fashion and beauty, obviously. And if you aren’t a bad girl at all, you can always lie and mislead them all with your bad girl style.

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Let Your Freak Flag Fly.

If you plan on being any kind of rebellious bad girl, you have to be willing to let your wild side out. Not to say you should light a convenient store on fire (though accidents happen), but you should definitely be willing to let your inner weirdo out and have some fun. In terms of style, this could mean wearing some funky patterns, mixing patterns, or wearing distressed denim. It’s really up to you how you go about it as everyone is different with their own idiosyncratic personalities.


Don’t Be Afraid to Be Bold.

Whatever this means to you. It could mean bold colors, bold eye makeup or lipstick, or simply your bold, bright personality. Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to express yourself fully and BE. BOLD.


One Word: Monochrome.

You don’t have to subscribe to monochrome, but most “bad girl looks” are in shades of black, white and grey. I would stick to a basic monochrome palette with a bold color or two interjected here and there with accessories, a bright color or patterned top, or maybe just some brightly colored shoes.


Show Some Attitude.

If you plan on rocking bad girl style, don’t forget to leave home with your attitude! If you don’t have the attitude to back up this kind of style, you’ll basically look like a dressed up puppet. And there’s nothing like putting yourself on blast to other bad girls out there that you’re a complete fraud than a bad girl without an attitude. So, make sure you take that sh*t with you when you leave the house.


Bad Girl Fashion Picks:

My Favorite Bad Girl Style Inspirations:

  • Evelyn Salt from Salt
  • Veronica from Heathers
  • Sarah Manning from Orphan Black
  • Lisbeth Salander from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Letty from Fast & Furious
  • Lisa from Girl Interrupted
  • Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games
  • Kate Libby from Hackers
  • Kat Stratford from 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Natasha Romanoff from Avengers/Captain America
  • Selina Kyle from Dark Knight Rises


Do You Have A Bad Girl or Good Girl Style?

☼ Tianna

Please Note: This post is all tongue-and-cheek humor. Please don’t go around lighting your neighbor’s yard on fire or causing a ruckus. I definitely don’t endorse, encourage or recommend anything that might cause you or anyone else harm or that might get you arrested so stay clean peeps! THANKS.

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71 thoughts on “Live Fast, Die Young: Bad Girls Do It Well {How to Achieve Bad Girl Style}

  1. July 14, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    I definitely have good girl style with some bad girl in me lol. I think that’s for most females. Unique post.

    1. July 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      haha yeah that’s definitely true. Thanks 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it. It’s all tongue and cheek humor for the most part, but I like to make unique fashion posts that don’t sound like every other post I’ve ever read sometimes haha.

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  6. August 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    These GIF’s are awesome + who doesn’t have a bit of bad girl in them?
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    1. August 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      haha thanks I found them really amusing 🙂 I agree – I think we all do.

  7. August 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    I like to think I have a healthy mix of good girl & bad girl! 😀
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    1. August 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      haha I think that’s most of us!

  8. August 20, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    What a fun post! I definitely am not a “bad girl” style…I have a very obvious good girl style 🙂 But it’s always fun to experiment with different looks! 🙂
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    1. August 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      thanks I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 haha that’s okay I think we all have our own unique style and that’s always cool to see how we each put ourselves together and express our uniqueness .

  9. Caroline
    August 20, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    I’m more of a pink and preppy girl but this post is extremely unique!

    1. August 20, 2014 at 1:06 PM

      haha yeah that’s cool 🙂 Everyone has their own style and flavor and that’s what’s so cool about life, I think! thanks for stopping by 🙂 I have another post on Cali girl style if you’re curious 😛

  10. August 20, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    In this pinterest age we live in, I think its difficult for women/girls to be their own person. Many of us are always striving to be like someone else. Love this post!
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    1. August 21, 2014 at 10:03 AM

      I definitely agree. I write a lot of “character-inspired” type fashion, but it’s usually to find that character within yourself and bring that different side of your personality out. I’m not a fan of people being fake or trying to be someone their not. I don’t really believe in that and I don’t like to follow the “status quo” in the sense that I try not to give into peer or media pressures to be/look a certain way. That being said, I love fashion and beauty and I think it’s a fun way to experiment and express myself 🙂 glad you enjoyed the post!!

  11. August 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Selina Kyle was too cool for words! I laughed my head off at your “please note” message!

  12. August 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Great ‘alter-ego’ inspiration! All of the points you mentioned are awesome for walking the walk… and the underlying key element is the ‘f*ck it, it’s all about me’ ABSOLUTE self-confidence. It’s what spurs the attitude.. but the attitude is what you show outwards. The inner self has to feel it too, otherwise it’s a show that may not be as convincing.

    Fun, I think we all should allow ourselves the freedom to express that when we want to.

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  13. August 20, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    I love that last quote and I love this post. Bad girls come in all shapes and sizes, rebels rule, and I love my wicked side! 🙂

    1. August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 definitely agree. there’s probably a bad girl in everyone, but everyone expresses it in their own way.

  14. August 20, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Love 10 Things I Hate About You. Kat’s character was so fantastic!

  15. August 20, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    I had to giggle at your last statement. Thanks for the tips on this. I am not really a bad-girl fashion type but it is good to know what is.
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  16. August 20, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    This makes me think of how when I wear my hair curly and wild my one friend says, “Girl, let your inner freak flag fly!”

    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      haha that’s hilarious! I’ll bet your hair looked great too!

  17. August 20, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    What a fun and interesting post! I think we all have a little “bad girl” within us somewhere! I tend to cover mine up the majority of the time, though. lol. But I do love the style….
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    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      Thanks! Haha yeah I kinda agree with that! I think every personality has a bit of that attitude, but it’s up to you how you want to express it 🙂

  18. August 20, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Love this post! Bad girls are so fun to watch!
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    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      haha glad you do! Yeah I agree they are fun and interesting 🙂

  19. August 20, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    I should be more bold. You’re right though, attitude is everything.
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    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      Everyone should try it at least once, I think, but yeah definitely attitude has a lot to do with it and it’s up to you. I think fashion is like an adult playground. Do what you want with it. you know?

  20. August 20, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    You used my all time favorite move quote in here from 10 things I hate about you and I am in such a great mood now. Loved this post!!
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    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      Haha I’m glad you’re in a good mood now! That’s always a great side effect of a good post 🙂

  21. Betsy
    August 20, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Kat is one of my all-time favorite bad girls! i don’t pull off the edgy look too well, but it is fun to experiment and play with!

    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      Me too! I definitely agree experimenting is the best way to figure out what we like and mix things up .

  22. August 20, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Haha!! This is awesome! I love all the movie quotes/images you chose, gave me a good laugh.
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    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      thanks I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  23. August 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Well, I wouldn’t consider myself a bad girl, but I do like to add some “edgy” pieces to outfits somedays 🙂

  24. August 21, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    I would like to think that I’m a good girl with some edge. 🙂
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  25. August 21, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    I don’t consider myself a bad girl but I did have that edgy streak in me during my college years. I got older and mellowed. 🙂
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    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      Haha I can understand that. I think we all go through phases of different kinds of fashion looks.

  26. August 21, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Heathers is the best ever!

    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      haha yeah I actually only recently watched it for the first time and, of course, fell in love! It was so hilarious and I loved the characters

  27. Ashliegh
    August 21, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Interesting topic! I definitely think I am a good girl with some edge!

    1. August 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      Thanks 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it! Some edge is always fun haha. I think I try to make everything look edgy which probably doesn’t always work haha.

  28. August 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    I think it’s kind of funny that monochrome is now being talked about as ‘bad girl’ style. I have always been pretty minimal in my lifestyle and dressing and usually wear monochrome colors because they are part of a minimal wardrobe style. I guess the type of clothing matters too.
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  29. August 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    “let your freaky flag fly” :: I love it. Quite possibly my new MANTRA!
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    1. August 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      haha hey – whatever works! 🙂

  30. August 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Hahaha, love this post! I am more of the good girl, but I think we all need some freaky-fly-bad-girl style. Love those who are able to pull it off tastefully though, not a fan of just I do like your fashion picks though.

    thrifting diva

    1. August 22, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 yeah I do too! I think it’s a fun look, if you can find one that suits you.

  31. August 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Funny roundup! I with Jessica. All of a sudden my low key style has become what “bad girls” wear. Oh well….
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    1. August 22, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      thanks! haha it’s just my personal thoughts on what “bad girls” wear, but I think if you go into the psych of the “bad girl” character you’ll find they’re usually damaged girls with baggage who dress like they don’t give a damn… albeit with really good fashion (because they’re characters who get costumed by designers haha ) . but that’s the movies !

  32. Lissa Cole
    August 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    My style is all over the place. Sometimes my bad girl style comes out with my leather motorcycle jacket and tight jeans. Other times it comes out with my studded jacket. My hubs always LOVES it when I dress like a bad girl. He said it fits my personality well haha
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    1. August 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      me too haha. glad I’m not the only one! yeah I think we can all identify with the “bad girl” look at some point in our lives. it’s fun to let loose and have that DGAF attitude.

  33. August 21, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Big fan of the ‘bad girl’ look, but it’s not one I could pull off anymore. I’m almost always monochrome though!
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    1. August 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      you never know! You can always adjust it to fit your style 🙂 monochrome is my default look ahah. I just end up buying those colors unintentionally and then POOF I’m always monochrome. lol

  34. August 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Haha. Love this post! The disclaimer is hilarious! I’d have to say I’m a good girl who has a few random bad tendencies!
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    1. August 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      thanks I’m glad you enjoyed it! yeah I don’t want people getting too crazy haha.

  35. August 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM

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    1. August 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      me too! I binge watched OB in a weekend haha and 10 things I hate about you is a classic fave from middle school lol .

  36. August 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    I love the phrase let your freak fly. It is something that so many people feel the need to conceal. But letting the real you out is so important!
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    1. August 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      haha yeah me too! I think it’s important to be yourself. Obviously there’s a time and place for everything and you don’t need to constantly “prove” who you are to everyone, but I definitely think that being authentically you is so important.

  37. August 22, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Ahaha omgosh I love this – especially The Heathers and 10 Things I Hate About You memes!!! I looove mixing some punk into my cali girl style
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  38. Leanna Ranieri
    August 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    I definitely have a good girl style with a bad girl flare! It gets the best of me!
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