How to Be a Baddie: 17 Baddie Aesthetic & Baddie Outfits

Being a baddie girl is not the product of one thing like makeup or braids or baddie outfits. Baddie aesthetic is the outcome of several things systematically put together.  As such, learning how to be a baddie is one of the huge favors that you can do for yourself.

The thing is, anyone can become a baddie. The baddies you see on Instagram, TikTok, or in the streets are not angels. They’re individuals who are no better than you.

Except they’re one step ahead of you because they mastered how to be a real baddie girl. In this post, you’ll discover everything you need to become not just a baddie, but the best baddie girl you could ever imagine.

What is a Baddie?

Baddie is a term that was made popular on Instagram and TikTok in recent years. Currently, the term “baddie” is used to describe someone who is considered attractive, confident, and stylish.

More specifically, a baddie is often seen as a woman who exudes a certain level of “badness” or rebelliousness. This can manifest in several ways such as dressing in a provocative or edgy manner, being unapologetically self-assured, and having a bold personality.

What is the baddie aesthetic?

This is a style that’s associated with the baddie girl. It’s an ensemble of multiple elements of baddie beauty like makeup, eyelash extensions, nails, outfits, accessories, and hair.

What is a baddie outfit?

cute baddie outfit

When you say, “This outfit is really baddie!” It means you like that piece because it’s chic, timeless, and effortless. In other words, it’s a perfect outfit for a baddie girl to wear.


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How to Be a Baddie?

Here is how you become a badass baddie girl.

Baddie Aesthetic

1. Baddie Makeup

eyelash extensions

If you want to become a baddie girl, the first thing that you need to master is how to do your makeup as a baddie. You need to know how to highlight your skin, how to apply lipstick, and how to do your eye makeup.

You can start with a flawless base by using a primer, foundation, and concealer. Use a contouring kit to sculpt your cheekbones, forehead, and jawline. Bold brows are a must, so fill them in with a brow pomade or powder.

For the eyes, use can a neutral eyeshadow palette and add winged eyeliner and false lashes for a dramatic effect. We’ll come back to these lashes in a minute.

2. Baddie Hair

baddie with cute baddie hair

The next aspect that needs special attention as far as becoming a baddie is concerned is your hair. You can choose to color your hair, use extensions or wear a weave or wig.

All these will be useful at a certain point in your baddie life. If you’re going for colored hair, you can tint the natural hair in the color of your interest or you can use colored hair extensions.

You can also just braid your hair in trendy braids like box braids, pop smoke braids, or Fulani braids. And just make sure your hair or extensions are clean and non-smelly as a baddie girl.

3. Baddie Eyelash Extensions

cute eyelash extensions

Baddie aesthetics always seek to make a statement in every way. That’s why if you want to really become a baddie who gets people’s attention, you need to understand eyelash extensions or eyelashes in general.

You can choose to grow your natural eyelashes by using tools. Or you can go for the eyelash extensions.

As a baddie, one of the styles that you need to master is the cat eye eyelash extensions. With these, you’ll look so out of this world. And if you like to stand out even more, you can go for volume eyelash extensions.

Also read: 15 Amazing Cat Eye Eyelash Extensions (How to Map & Install)

4. Baddie Hairstyles

triangular medium box braids

Just like the general baddie lifestyle, baddie hairstyles are all about being bold and confident with your hair. Baddies go for hairstyles that people can’t help but get attracted to.

In terms of the actual hairstyles themselves, you can try baddie tribal braids with curly ends, baddie pop smoke braids, colored braids, blonde braids, lemonade braids, or braids with hearts.

As for the accessories, you can use a bandana as a headband, you can add beads to the end of the braids or you can entangle some rubber bands to some strands of the braids. Otherwise, baddie style is all about embracing your style and having fun with it

5. Baddie Nails

cute baddie nails

We can’t talk about the baddie aesthetic without mentioning some stunning nails like coffin nails, stiletto nails, or nails with rhinestones. Apart from makeup, hair, and eyelashes, nails are another baddie aesthetic that you need to get a glimpse of if you’re to become a serious baddie girl.

If you’re to wear baddie nails, you need to master the colors. As a baddie, you need to opt for bright and bold nail colors like red, neon green, or electric blue. Matte finishes are also popular for baddie nails.

At the same time, you need to understand various shapes, designs, and accessories for the nails. There are tons of cool baddie nail designs including the coffin, squoval, stiletto, or round which take accessories like rhinestones, gold, beads, or stickers.

6. Baddie accessories

Since outfits will be handled in a separate category, let’s look at accessories for a baddie. These accessories can be for hair, nails, or those that complement outfits.

We’ve already seen accessories for hair and nails. As for the accessories for outfits, a baddie can wear chains, a hat, a cap, waist beads, earrings, a bandana, bracelets, or a wristwatch.

And a baddie can’t step out without carrying a nice handbag. And no, the handbag doesn’t need to be dang expensive. Just find a sleek handbag with some angular edges.

7. Baddie posture

Instagram, TikTok, and social media in general are the major advocates of baddie aesthetics. As such, learning how to strike a pose for a photo or how to talk on camera is another essential step in becoming a baddie.

Here are some posture principles that you should be practicing:

  • Find your angles: Experiment with different angles to find your best side and the most flattering poses for your body.
  • Look directly at the camera: Baddie poses often involve direct eye contact with the camera, so look straight into the lens with confidence.
  • Show off your curves: Baddie poses often entail showing off your curves and accentuating your body shape.
  • Use props: Props can add some personality to your photos. Consider using sunglasses, hats, or jewelry to add some flair to your baddie pose.
  • Have fun: The most important part of posing like a baddie is to have fun and embrace your individuality. Don’t be afraid to get creative

8. Baddie room aesthetic

Baddie room aesthetic

By now, you’re thinking, “Damn, this is so hard!” Well, being a girl is so hard in the first place. And if you take it as a burden, you won’t live a happy life. You need to embrace it.

 The next crucial step is to work on your room. As you can guess, a room for a baddie and a nerd can’t look the same.

Install some LED pink lights in your bedroom, add some lettered neon lights to add personality, and declutter your room to create space. You can also follow the home décor best practices that I advocate on this blog.

9. Baddie Tattoos

This is totally optional. If you’re okay with getting inked, you need to be so choosy. Don’t just litter your beautiful body with symbols and useless marks.

You can opt for minimalist tats like spine tattoos for women and lower back tattoos. To avoid hurtful experiences with tats, you need to have them inked in areas further from nerves and bones like the buttocks, biceps, breast, or thigh.

Baddie Outfits

Having looked at beauty-related baddie aesthetics, let’s explore various baddie outfits.

10. Baddie Flannel Outfits

flannel outfit

If you really want to become a baddie, you should not neglect versatile and stylish outfits like baddie flannel shirts and skirts. They’re a popular outfit that can be worn for both casual and formal occasions.

You can wear them unbuttoned over a cropped tank or around the waist for streetwear. They can also be worn with ripped denim shorts, leggings, and jeans. And as for shoes, you can wear flannel outfits with sneakers, ankle boots, combat boots, or cowgirl boots.

11. Winter baddie outfits

As a nerd in baddie fashion, you need to understand that there is no point in compromising your outfits because it’s summer. Wear outfits that will provide you with style, warmth, and comfort.

And good for you, there are tons of baddie outfits that can do this. You can go for a faux fur coat with thigh-high boots, a puff coat over a cropped top and leather leggings, denim jeans with sneakers and a hoodie, and more.

12. Baddie outfits for school

baddie outfit for school

If you’re a college girl or high school girl and want to be the baddie in your style, it’s not totally different from what has been discussed above. However, there are a few exceptions that are more appropriate for a baddie college or school girl.

Here are the perfect combinations that you can try out to look baddie:

  •  Oversized graphic t-shirt, distressed jeans, and high-top sneakers
  •  Black leather jacket, white crop top, plaid skirt, and ankle boots
  •  Black hoodie, joggers, and platform sneakers
  • Denim jacket, black tank top, ripped jeans, and combat boots
  • White crop top, high-waisted jeans, and heeled booties
  • Black turtleneck, plaid skirt, and knee-high boots
  • Black crop top, black high-waisted shorts, and combat boots
  • Oversized sweater, black leggings, and platform sneakers
  •  Fitted dress, denim jacket, and ankle boots.
  • White graphic t-shirt, black leather skirt, and sneakers

13. Instagram baddie outfits

Again, Instagram captions and tags are some of the elements that popularized the baddie trend. As such, it’s no longer surprising to see someone dressing up to shoot photos or short videos for Instagram reels.

If that’s what you want to do, then you need to follow the posing principle discussed in point 7. Otherwise, outfit combinations like a long coat, cropped top, sweatpants, and sneakers are ideal for a winter photo shoot while a tee or cropped tank, ripped jeans and sneakers are ideal for a baddie school photo shoot for IG.

14. Plus size baddie outfits

Two groups of people go for plus-size outfits; those who wear extra-large outfits and those into plus-size fashion styles.

If you were extra-large clothes, you need to embrace your curves and show off your confidence. You can wear high-waisted jeans or skirts if you’re trying to hide the tummy. Otherwise, you’ll be comfortable with outfits like a fitted crop top, high-waisted jeans, chunky sneakers, or an oversized t-shirt dress, denim jacket, and combat boots.

On the contrary, if you’re into plus-size fashion, you can wear a large T-shirt and sneakers or a large blazer and sneakers.

15. Summer baddie outfits

baddie outfit for summer

With summer baddie outfits, it’s a matter of comfortable breathable baddie outfits. And yeah, summer is great for experimenting with non-covering outfits.

It’s the season for ripped denim shorts, cropped tanks, cropped hoodies, strapless cropped tanks, short plaid skirts, bikinis, and ripped denim jeans. You can wear these with sneakers, open shoes, or boots.

16. Baddie Cowgirl Outfits

Talking of boots, you can wear cowgirl boots, denim shorts, and a flannel shirt if you’re going for a country cowgirl look. In fact, the country is so rich in baddie outfits.

There are brown fringed skirts, suede skirts, cowboy boots, cowgirl hats, denim jeans, and flannel or plaid shirts.

17. Baddie Concert Outfits

concert outfits

Baddie concert outfits depend on the type and location of the music concert. For a country music concert, you can put on outfits discussed in 16.

However, if you’re going to an urban concert, you should wear denim jeans or shorts, with comfortable shoes like sneakers or boots. You can also wear a short dress with a denim jacket over a white T-shirt, sneakers or boots, and a handbag.

FAQs on How to Be a Baddie: Baddie Aesthetic & Baddie Outfits

What is the best way to pull a baddie outfit together?

This question can’t have a single response because we all have different styles and we dress up differently depending on the occasion and weather. However, the following outfits will help you pull it together regardless of weather or occasion:

  •  Crop tops or bodysuits
  •  High-waisted jeans or shorts
  • Mini skirts or tight dresses
  •  Oversized sweatshirts or hoodies paired with shorts or leggings
  • Leather or denim jackets
  • Thigh-high boots or strappy high heels
  • Chunky gold or silver jewelry
  • Statement sunglasses or hats

How to be a baddie at school?

Baddie fashion aesthetics and being a baddie at school are not the same things. To be a baddie at school, you need to look your best, yes! But most importantly you need to work hard, be bold when making presentations, take your homework or assignments seriously, and have fun.

Final Words on How to Be a Baddie, Baddie Aesthetic & Baddie Outfits

Just like fashion models, a baddie needs to be on top of the game when it comes to the latest trends and outfit ideas. I guess this is not a problem since you’re here trying to understand baddie fashion.

If you’re just new to baddie fashion, I hope this post has provided you with enough tips and steps to take to be a baddie. Here are some more posts related to baddie aesthetic:

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Otherwise, I wish you the best of luck!


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