8 Pieces That Prove Feminine Can Be Fierce

We are all too familiar with that cool downtown girl who seems effortlessly edgy with an “I don’t take ‘no’ for an answer” attitude. Her uniform is enviably simple: a leather jacket casually draped over the shoulder, distressed denim, vintage accent pieces, slightly scuffed sneakers, and a smudge of eyeliner. 

Mixing a little grunge-chic into your weekly wardrobe repertoire can be a nice change of pace, as long as it doesn’t feel harsh or contrived. We suggest adding pretty pastel-hued details to soften the look, especially during the breezy springtime months.

And for that, we’re loving bebe’s spring collection of classic silhouettes featuring both edgy and delicate details. With unexpected embroidery, chic piping, lace, and ruffles, bebe’s latest season proves that feminine pieces can be tough.

Take a look below at our favorites from the collection and update your wardrobe just in time for the breezy spring season around the corner.  

Denim jackets are the go-to layering piece for spring, and we love how bebe has updated this classic standby with embroidery detailing. For a casual everyday look, drape this jacket over your go-to spring dresses and top off the outfit with a cute crossbody. To transition this piece into an effortless rock and roll evening look, pair it with a silk top, leather pants, block heels, and a structured bag.  


Pink is the color for spring, and we can’t get enough of it. This pretty embroidered shirtdress with black piping detail is surprisingly versatile. At the office pair it with a cardigan loosely draped over your shoulders and a pair of flats, and then transition the dress to be happy hour-appropriate by ditching the cardigan for a leather jacket and swapping out your flats for a pair of platform sandals.

This stellar moto jacket pretty much sums up our spring wardrobe goals. Layer it over a floaty dress during the day to toughen up your look, or play into the biker theme on a night out by pairing it with your favorite distressed denim and black leather booties. You can zip the jacket up as a bold top piece, or drape it over your shoulders as an “I just pulled this out of my closet” accessory.

A jumpsuit is an easy one-step solution to achieving a look that is simultaneously polished and cool. We love the bold stripes and wide leg on this jumpsuit and plan to wear it to brunch with a denim jacket and wedges. If you want to appear a little more subtle during your commute, layer a classic trench coat over the jumpsuit and surprise your friends when you remove your outerwear.

Nothing says downtown-chic like pajamas worn as streetwear. We suggest layering a trench over this look and slipping on a pair of chic loafers to add some structure to the relaxed set. You can also wear these pieces separately—the top pairs perfectly with denim and the pants look super chic with a plain white tee and denim jacket. Let the daydreams begin.

We love the juxtaposition of flirty and fierce in the design of this maxi. If you’re running around during the day, pair it with sneakers or Chelsea boots and a colorful crossbody. In the warmer months, opt for slides and a straw tote. You can also dress this piece up for an evening event with strappy heels and an evening clutch.

This bold yet feminine choker will provide an instant update to almost any of your daily uniform looks. Wear it with your favorite white buttondown for an unexpected pop of edginess, or mix this piece with your evening gown for an edgy touch without going overboard.