Kurt Cobain may have defined the aesthetic and musical revolution of the ’90s but it was his wife Courtney Love that gave us that grungy chic inspiration that we all aspire to emulate. It was to my surprise that I found no bigger Love look-a-like than my Fashionista today. I had to do a second glance to make sure this wasn’t a joke.
I am obsessed with her modern take on such a dated trend. The key factor in this outfit was her kimono. With a minor influence from the east her outfit was ready to take her to the nearest concert and perfect enough for school for those chilly classrooms. In order to keep this aesthetic grungy, it is recommendable that you keep your palette subdued to ensure a edgier tone.
To emulate her look purchase a kimono with a dark background that can make your look more adept to downtown concerts. My favorite pick is this floral fringe kimono from Tillys. It is the proper length and matches mostly anything in your closet. If you are looking for a more authentic Asian inspired take, Dorothy Perkins has a beautiful print for just the right price.
My personal favorite is Nasty Gal‘s spotted version. When paired with that perfect Nirvana t-shirt you cannot help but look the part of that quintessential nineties rockstar girlfriend. And really, what more could you want?
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Spotted: For Spring 2014, L’Wren Scott went samurai chic sending all her models in amazing kimonos.
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