When we see the phrase “bad boy,” clear and distinct images appear in our minds. Now whether this is a function of Hollywood, literature, or just mass media as a whole, there remain ample definitions for who or what a bad boy is. And even this moment, as you read this article, you already have a look in your mind as well, keep reading, you might see it among our list.
While we all have our various— and valid definitions for what a bad boy is, allow me to weigh in as well. A bad boy is that guy that is simply oozing sexiness and confidence with the way he talks and walks. He is the quintessential heartbreaker who is never short of new hearts to break; the ladies love him but hate that they love him. Most guys want to be as cool, calm and collected as a bad boy and other guys hate that they cannot be like them.
A bad boy is a physical representation of “I do not care at all” and “I am trouble, do not approach,” but with these glaringly obvious warning signs, women still flock to them. Why is it so? Surely there must be some reason, and if you ask me, I’d say it is because they manage to exude a carefree and mysterious air, which is almost palpable. And as what do you know, there’s more, a bad boy, because of his emotional and mental constitution, has a unique fashion taste as well.
Being a bad boy means you have to look like one, which means there are outfits made specifically to appeal to the bad boys in all of us. There are tons of outfit choices, colors, and styles for a bad boy; below are today’s 22 best bad boy outfit ideas.
What is a bad boy outfit?
As the name suggests, a bad boy outfit is a standard choice of clothing for a bad boy. A bad boy outfit is their signature look, one that resonates with their inner “badness.” The “badder” the boy, the more unique the outfit.
Without further ado, a bad boy outfit consists of a few unique and rather mundane pieces of clothing. Below you can find the most common components of a bad boy outfit.
- Leather jacket
Lastly, one more thing completes the bad boy outfit but is not necessarily a piece of clothing but a practice. Bad boys take grooming seriously, always sporting properly trimmed hair and beards.
Best bad boy outfit colors.
There are rules regarding outfit choices already for a bad boy, as stated earlier. However, the pieces of clothing have to follow a strict set of rules as well. You see, for a bad boy, his heart is ice, and his soul is a dark and cloudy entity. These traits form the basis for the designs and colors the clothing should have.
While there are not many colors in this fashion niche, those are among the best. You are sure to find these colors in a bad boy outfit as part of the ensemble or as the whole outfit, and they are namely;
Best bad boy outfit ideas
Now that we’ve discussed what a bad boy outfit entails and what colors primarily feature in the ensemble, it is time we looked at the 20 best bad boy outfits.
Outfit #1- Grey and Black
First on our list is the stunning black and grey combination. You can combine a black short sleeve shirt and plaid grey pants for a smart yet cool look. You can as well accessorize with bracelets and a silver watch. The shoe of choice for this look is deep brown, single strap monks.
You can wear the black short sleeve top is worn in a casual style, with a couple of the buttons undone, exposing enough skin to get the ladies looking. The pants are tight-fitting as part of the smart yet casual look that is a part of the bad boy subculture.
Outfit #2 – All Black
There is no rule about wearing too much black clothing; in fact, it is a go-to for all bad boys. So when in doubt, wear black. You can change your regular mix of clothing and go for something more comfortable and simpler. An all-black outfit does a host of things for you, from boosting your confidence to improving your silhouette as well.
The ensemble suggestion comprises a black suede jacket worn over a black t-shirt, straight black pants, and black oxford brogues. You can also accessorize with a black leather watch to complete the monochrome look.
Outfit #3 – Blue and White
Our third outfit is the classic white t-shirt and blue jeans combo. This outfit is considered one of the most iconic and easily recognizable outfits in the bad boy subculture fashion catalog. America’s sweetheart and all-time legendary bad boy, actor James Dean, was popularized.
You cannot go wrong with this outfit combination; it is simple, comfortable, and stylish all simultaneously. It gives off that bad boy energy without even trying. With comfortable sneakers, this ensemble truly suits the quintessential bad boy with no care in the world.
Outfit #4 – Black leather jacket, white tee, and blue jeans
The classic Hollywood bad boy look can get an upgrade. Throw in a black leather jacket and big black boots, and you have a whole new look. This look adds a much-needed edge to the classic look, with the boots and jacket making you feel and look dangerous.
You see, the foundation of the “bad boy” persona and look is that air of permissible wrongdoing. And trust me, it has a very distinct look as well. With the black leather jacket worn over the white t-shirt, you must take the wearer seriously.
Outfit #5 – Black turtle neck and teal pants
The stereotype bad boy look can be repetitive and boring, so it gets a much-needed upgrade every once in a while. This time, instead of a t-shirt, we can opt for a more business casual look instead. A bad boy outfit can be a fashionable choice or selection, one made with an exquisite sense of style.
No rule says bad boys must dress boring, so why not make it a bit more exciting? This outfit ensemble features a black turtle neck and teal pants. The combination offers the element of mystery and yet gives people the impression that you are badass.
Outfit #6 – Red plain shirt and ripped jeans
This outfit is a very common choice for the bad boy sub-culture. It features a red unbuttoned plaid shirt worn over a plain white t-shirt and rugged jeans. The look is done well to give off the “I do not care if you like this” vibe while still sticking within the acceptable fashion laws.
This means that you can wear it; rest assured that you are not breaking any fashion laws. You get to look loud and in charge while maintaining the strong and silent aura that comes with being a bad boy.
Outfit #7 – All black winter clothing
The bad boy outfit is not strictly a fashion statement; it can also be functional. This means that, regardless of the weather, whether it is summer, winter, or autumn, there is a bad boy outfit just for you to try.
This ensemble is for a winter look, featuring a black beanie, black jacket, black hoodie, black pants, and a brown backpack. The individual thickness and texture of each part of this ensemble make the look not only comfortable but also stunning.
Thanks to this combination, you can stay warm during the chilly winter but still look cool as well.
Outfit #8 – Leather jacket, plaid shirt, and denim pants
The standout feature of the bad boy outfit is the “ready to go” quality that it possesses. It takes the term “casual” and adds much-needed flavor and depth. Take, for example, this look, sporting a brown leather jacket over a plaid shirt and deep blue denim pants, finished off with boots.
The plaid shirt is, of course, unbuttoned halfway, and the jacket is not buttoned at all, all of which gets completed with the denim pants and boots.
Outfit #9 – A white dress shirt and blue jeans
This look is a more traditional one, a formal one, or at least it resembles one. The ensemble features a white long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and comfy black boots.
The shirt is buttoned up, even as far as collar and wrists, just as one might wear before completing a formal look, but instead, there is a more adventurous twist to this. The shirt is untucked and worn on blue jeans with the ankles folded to accentuate the boots. The look is comfortable but also badass as well.
Outfit #10 – Flower print shirt and black pants
Being a bad boy is no excuse not to dress with finesse; in fact, it is grounds to do so. When it comes to picking the best bad boy outfits, there’s always room for a bit of color.
This outfit choice features a deep red floral print long sleeve shirt worn with black pants and classic brogues. This look exudes confidence, style, and panache.
Outfit #11 – Suit and No Tie
The bad boy persona and the outfits that go with it do not have strict rules. Heck, the whole point of being a bad boy is to live outside of rules, to begin with. So, a bad boy outfit can be simple; it can be classy, it can even be vogue-worthy, which, to be fair, they all are front-page material.
On our list, we have one of such simple yet picturesque looks, one that features a dark blue suit, a plain white tee, and brown camel pants. This combination screams a refusal to conform and, still, an astute sense of fashion, making it a perfectly bad boy outfit.
Outfit #12 – Sweater and chinos
A bad boy’s heart might be a block of ice, but it is not as cold as the winter season, which is why it is also important for bad boys to have outfit styles tailored to every season. So when it gets chilly outside, there’s a fit for you.
Here, we see a grey knit sweater worn over a plaid shirt with the collar buttons and wrists undone in true casual fashion. The ensemble also features dark green chinos pants and sturdy black boots.
Outfit #13 – Black polos and black pants
The trick to looking like a bad boy is exuding as much elegance, style, and nonchalance, all while showing much care or concern for the fashion styles that normally govern regular “uncool” people. Where comfort is a major priority, there will always be innovation.
You can pair black polos with black pants and black dress shoes in this outfit suggestion. You can tuck the polo in to give just that much air of belonging to formal society while not conforming to it at all.
Outfit #14 – Informally formal
A bad boy does not live by any rules made by anyone else; he bends the rules to suit his every whim. This means there is no outfit of choice that he cannot turn into a “bad boy” outfit with the right amount of tweaking.
Take this look, for example; it is pretty simple, a regular blue dress shirt tucked in plain blue pants. However, its genius is that this already paints a formal look in your head until I add that you can roll up the sleeves and undo a couple of buttons. And just like that, it’s a new look.
Outfit #15 – Black casual
Speaking of classic looks, this one deserves mention. It consists of black long-sleeved t-shirts worn with grey wash jeans and brown high tops. It improves the regular style and yet does not stray too far from it.
Outfit #16 – The bad boy golfer
There is a bad boy in every walk of life, especially in sports. Hear me out; the bad boy is more than a stereotype or subculture; it is aesthetic, which means that pulling it off will require a certain level of finesse.
Take, for example, the “golfer” look, it is regularly boring and plain, but it can be a lot sexier when it is done right.
Outfit #17 – Sun’s out
This outfit is a twist on the classic plain white t-shirt and blue jeans combo. However, this time, it is a white Balmain t-shirt tucked in plain brown pants with deep brown shoes and sunglasses to complete the look.
Outfit #18 – Grey Day
It is another addition to our monochrome catalog, but we have one in glorious grey instead of an all-black outfit.
This ensemble featured a grey t-shirt tucked in grey pants and finished with white sneakers.
Outfit #19 – Beautiful Contrast
Moving on from monochromatic ensembles, we have something more refreshing and stylish. Swapping the regular black on black, try a black t-shirt tucked in plain brown pants finished with white sneakers.
Outfit #20 – Hoodie season
You have probably been waiting on this addition to the list since we can all agree that hoodies are simply the greatest piece of casual wear of all time. Here we see a grey hoodie combined with ripped black jeans and Chelsea boots.
Outfit #21 – Double Denim
You can never get too much denim for an outfit; well, there is, but not for a bad boy; he can always make it work. This ensemble features a blue denim jacket worn over a brown t-shirt and deep blue denim jeans; you can top off the look with brown Chelsea boots.
Outfit #22 – Baby Boy Blues
A bad boy is not one to shy away from bold outfit choices, and although the color palette on this list features dark, broody shades, this one takes a lighter tone. Here we see a lush blue two-piece suit worn over a white long-sleeved shirt and checkered loafers.
A bad boy has a lot of unique traits, both likable and not so likable qualities, but we can all agree that they have a delicious sense of fashion. Now whether it is an acquired taste or something you are born with as a “bad boy,” it does not count; what matters is we can all immediately identify a bad boy when we see one.
The style is bold, timeless, and yet an evergreen fashion trend. What used to be a small niche, a subculture, has now slowly crept into the general fashion world, influencing as far as even sport’s wear as well.