There was no time like the 2014 VMAs to try out an edgier new look. It’s a rule Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift followed on the red carpet —as did Ali Fedotowsky, surprisingly! The former Bachelorette just switched up her hairdo earlier in the weekend, opting for a darker, ombre blonde, and it looks like that inspired her to go a little out of the box with her fashion, as well!

Ali, who was on the red carpet for her role as E! correspondent, stepped out in a black halter jumpsuit. Yes, we know that doesn’t sound that cray, but bear with us. Accompanying the one piece was a studded and plated metal necklace that looked super heavy and hardcore.

To compliment the badass accessory, the 29-year-old pulled her normally romantic and loose tresses back into a teased bouffant that was almost reminiscent of a mohawk! Wait, is this the same Ali that has been sporting all bright colors and blonde bobs of late? What a change!

Ali admitted the look wasn’t her usual forte on Instagram, writing #SteppingOutsideMyComfortZone.” She also posted a cozy snap alongside last year’s VMAs gamechanger Miley Cyrus with the caption, “#QueenOfTheVMAs #FoamFinger #Miley #Twerk #vmas2014.” Wonder if Miley served as style inspiration for Ali? Sure looks like it!

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