Ultimately though, there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to dress like a baddie. Above all, it’s about having the confidence to pull off bold, trendy outfits and rock them to the fullest. Baddies give off main character energy, so that’s what you’ll want to channel!
Who is a baddie in 2023? Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Saweetie, Bella Hadid, and even are all baddies in their own right and serve as major style inspo for the trend.
So, if you want to get the baddie look for yourself, read on for the must-have clothing items and accessories you need to create baddie-inspired outfits in 2023, with 10 baddie outfit ideas to wear ASAP!
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1. Baggy Ripped Jeans
First up, you’ll need a pair of baggy ripped jeans. They are a baddie must-have in 2023 and have basically replaced skinny jeans as the “it” denim style. The baggier, the better!
Because these jeans are intentionally loose-fitting, you can style them one of two ways: either with an equally oversized top (like a graphic print t-shirt) or with a tight-fitting top to balance out the proportions of your outfit. For example, I love the look of this blue mesh strapless bustier top that dresses up the ripped, distressed denim.
Plus, the bustier top perfectly matches this cool pair of Nike Dunk high-top sneakers with a blue and white color palette that keeps the outfit laid-back.
Accessorize with chunky silver hoops and Y2K-inspired pieces like some rimless shield sunglasses and a checkered denim baguette bag that has a vintage vibe.
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2. Onesie or Fitted Romper
One of the newer clothing items baddies love to rock in 2023 are onesies and/or fitted rompers. These body-hugging pieces make it super easy to get dressed since they’re a “one and done” –– put one on and you’ll instantly look put-together.
This fitted brown short-sleeved romper is baddie-approved with a sweetheart neckline and cut-out, partially open back with tie detail for a sexy touch. Its stretchy, ribbed material also keeps it comfy, which is a definite bonus.
Try styling this showstopper with some trendy jelly mules that have a short block heel and open-toe. This small faux leather shoulder bag matches the mules, while a pair of brown rimless rectangular sunglasses with gold hardware (which match the gold hoop earrings) add a Y2K vibe to the ensemble.
3. Crop Top
A crop top is a baddie must-have, whether you wear it with a fitted bottom (like a bodycon skirt or bike shorts) or play on its cropped proportions by wearing it with wide-leg pants.
You can’t go wrong with this black V-wire crop top that is bustier-inspired and surprisingly versatile. Create a cool contrast by wearing it with a pair of olive wide-leg cargo pants for a more laid-back vibe, along with some street-style sneakers. These Nike Air Max ’97 sneakers perfectly match the olive green cargo pants for a cohesive look that could be worn day or night.
Since the crop top is going to show off your midriff, why not accentuate it by accessorizing with a belly chain? Belly and body chains are trending this summer, and they make for fun, flirty bits of bling that are sure to spice up any crop top outfit.
4. Wraparound Sunglasses
2023 is the year of wraparound sunglasses. Celebs (and certified baddies) Kim Kardashian, Alexa Demie, and other celebs have all been rocking Balenciaga’s sport-inspired, wraparound sunglasses recently, and the trend is on fire.
But don’t worry — you don’t have to spend a ton to get the look for yourself. These sporty silver sunnies make for an excellent dupe of the designer pair (at a fraction of the cost!) and will add instant trend appeal to any outfit.
Another big trend you’ll want to try out? Parachute pants. Just last week, Hailey Bieber wore this exact pair of cobalt blue parachute pants that are under $100, so grab them before they go out of stock! They have a low-rise and tie-waist, and their exaggerated shape looks comfy as can be.
Since parachute pants have an ultra wide-leg fit, balance out the proportions by opting for a fitted top like a corset, which is a baddie-approved style. This strapless white faux leather corset top is a perfect choice, and its silver hook and eye closures match the silver sunglasses, along with a silver chain choker necklace.
Some Nike Air Force 1 sneakers (I’m obsessed with this pair that has a blue paisley print Swoosh) give the outfit a relaxed vibe, while this blue faux leather printed mini wristlet bag with harness buckle detailing adds a touch of Y2K flair. Its silver chain strap also ties into the rest of the outfit’s silver metal details.
5. Bodycon Mini Dress
Speaking of Alexa Demie, this outfit is totally giving Maddy Perez from Euphoria in her iconic NYE cut-out bodycon dress. Baddies love a bodycon dress moment, especially if it features sexy cut-outs.
This black cut-out bodycon mini dress also features an adjustable ruched side detail and silver-tone hardware for a show-stopping look that would be perfect for going out.
Play up the dress’s hardware with a pair of silver crystal chain drop earrings, and carry a trendy mini top-handle bag; this one has a crossbody strap which is ideal for when you’re hitting the town.
Finally, add a pop of color to the ensemble with some bright heels like these orange lace-up sandals with a cool curved heel and square toe.
6. Bike Shorts
Here’s one of those baddie outfit ideas that’s an easy go-to on summer days.
Any baddie will agree that bike shorts are so much more than just gym attire, and can be styled dozens of different ways. This pair has a high-rise V-shaped front, making them extra flattering.
Give your bike shorts a casual, street-style vibe by wearing them with an oversized graphic print t-shirt and on-trend accessories like wraparound sunglasses and chunky hoop earrings.
Your graphic tee can feature a sports team, a musician, or a logo –– anything to give it some personality. Score extra style points for matching your sneakers to your t-shirt; these Nike Air Huarache kicks tie into this outfit’s color scheme perfectly.
7. Chunky Sneakers
Chunky sneakers are the ultimate baddie shoe. They combine both sporty and street-style vibes for a versatile look that pairs well with all of your outfits. And they’re so comfy — what’s not to love?
These Adidas Originals Forum Bold, which originally launched in 1984, are neutral and have a platform outsole that’s going to give you a boost.
Wear them with jeans or cargo pants and a crop top like this black cut-out cropped t-shirt. Accessorize with wraparound sunnies, a hair claw, and a stylish crossbody bag with a round pouch and chain detail.
8. Bucket Hat
Make a style statement with a bucket hat for a fun, trendy look. This corduroy bucket hat would be especially perfect for the fall when worn with an oversized flannel like this plaid boyfriend button-up shirt.
Opt for some dark wash baggy ripped jeans, along with a cropped t-shirt and Vans Old Skool low-top sneakers which add to the grunge aesthetic of this baddie outfit idea. Complete the ensemble with a gold chain necklace.
9. Oversized Sweatshirt & Sweatpants
Dressing like a baddie doesn’t mean having to show a lot of skin or only wearing tight-fitting clothing. While some baddies are all about crop tops and cut-outs, other baddies prefer oversized sweats (and of course, many embrace all of the above!).
Go for a laid-back look with a coordinated sweat set featuring oversized sweatpants and a matching oversized hoodie. This set is comfy yet cool thanks to details like the washed charcoal coloring and graphic logo detailing.
Give this casual combo the baddie treatment by wearing it with sneakers, trendy rectangle sunglasses, and a utility crossbody bag like this pebbled faux leather bag with chunky silver zippers.
10. Neon Clothing
In addition to wearing neutrals, baddies love pops of neon, especially when it comes to their going-out outfits.
You’ll be the center of attention in this neon green bodycon cut-out mini dress with a scoop neck and spaghetti straps. Its neon color is sure to pop, even in a dark club or bar!
Add some sparkle with a silver rhinestone butterfly pendant necklace and this cool, iridescent quilted shoulder bag with a silver chains strap.
Finally, give yourself a leggy look with some square-toe strappy heels with a trendy flared stiletto heel.