Let's Hear it for the Boys

If you’re anything like me, you look for any excuse to bring back any bit of the ’90s (queue nostalgic film soundtrack) through wearing scrunchies, plaid or leather over anything. I mean, why wouldn’t you? Rock and roll hippies and high fashion mavens everywhere have mixed the aesthetic of grungy leather with everyday style. A style, which stated justice and rebellion, usually accompanied with attitude. This Fashionisto clearly leads by example.

He starts with good basics like this deep V-neck from American Apparel and dark blue denim pants like these Topman skinnies. Add an abundance of layers on top, for example this perfect leather biker jacket from ASOS, and style with substance; remember, it’s how you wear your attitude. Try incorporating a jacket that reflects your inner Joey Ramone with a little bit of everything safety pins, buckles or maybe even studs. Mix metals with a link bracelet or this faux tusk gem from Forever 21. I suggest anything vintage or metal but keep it minimal. The key to grunge is gripping the perfect amount of “trying” without “trying.” (See what I did there?)

Again, grunge does not canvass looking unkempt, just as this Fashionisto presents, sporting sleek Gatsby-esque Wingtips by Kenneth Cole, honoring true grunge chic idols the Olsen twins or my personal favorite, Johnny Depp. Haul your laptop, chargers and anything else you might need in between finals season with a polished cross body from Fossil. Together with aviator sunglasses, they’re the perfect mask for unrested eyes and dark circles, taking this look from passing periods to night timing sidewalks. This look adapts the very aesthetics of grunge, versatility and rule breaking.

Hint: When accessorizing, recycle found objects. After all, ’90s grunge was about revival and finding simple pieces to make a one of a kind look.


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