Style Advice of the Week

About 20 years ago, the fashion world was defined as “different” and people were taking an anti-conformist approach to the streets. Alternative and rock music was all the rage during this time. With its minimalistic effort, people were beginning to ditch the neon spandex, and try out a new look. Today we call this grunge.

This trend is most notable for its excessive amounts of flannel shirts, acid wash denim, leather jackets and bandanas. While the look back then may have been geared more towards skaters and “grebos”, today everyone is trying out this style!

The Fashionista I spotted today has a whole lot of grunge going on. Starting on top we see she is wearing a vintage inspired tie-dye band T-shirt as well as a studded acid wash button down. She then paired the look with some black faded jeans and black booties adorned with silver hardware. On her head she went with a silver studded black beanie to keep her head nice and warm on her walk to class, and strapped a distressed black bag, also fastened with silver, on her shoulder to hold her classroom necessities.

There are other ways college students can try out this grunge look and even add a few colors to their ensemble. When going to class try a pair of distressed denim, an old graphic T-shirt, a beanie and a flannel tied around your waist. This will give you a comfortable yet casual look for the daytime. If you’re looking for an outfit for the evening, pull on a pair of black tights, a printed mini skirt and leather jacket to jazz things up.

There are many different ways one can attempt to style their own grunge look. The ’90s have continued to inspire us 20 years later, and I can’t wait to see what old style will be the next big thing!


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