I think that a memorable style period in many of our fashion careers would be that phase in which grunge was the new black. Dr. Martens, plaid, beanies and denim ruled my wardrobe at the time, and components of the prevalent style are incorporated in many of today’s looks with some minor revisions. Grunge has taken a fresh and fashion-forward twist combining classic elements of the ‘90s such as combat boots and denim with edgy modern pieces like statement beanies and metallic accessories. With all new fashions springing onto the runways and updates on our favorite fads of the past, Fashionistas are reconstructing vintage styles and making them brand new with small personal touches of today.
So we’ve all noticed different interpretations of the style through ‘90s style icons, the runways and streetwear, and yet another place we can agree is always saturated with grungy inspiration is none other than a loud and sweaty concert. This Fashionista shares her own updated, casual approach to the punk-influenced style with a look perfect for a fashionable night jumping amongst fellow sardines in a jam-packed show.
Accessorizing with a striking gold backpack, she sports a loose gray baseball shirt tucked into a denim skater skirt. The latter is the perfect example of an edgy staple gone girly, dawning the skater silhouette which flawlessly gives her look an up-to-date and feminine touch. The looseness of the top combined with the mix of neutral colors is what keeps this ensemble down to earth, sustaining a coolness you can’t help but want to interpret in your own way. The best shoes for concerts are those that act as armor to protect your feet from the countless attacks throughout the night, and Dr. Martens are absolutely the most stylish go-to. This Fashionista opted for a black pair with grey socks, complementing her gray top. She (literally) tops it off with a hip L.A. beanie; the finishing touch that undeniably is what drew me to her cool style.
Follow in this Fashionista’s steps for a grungy outfit that isn’t outdated, sporting updated fashion-forward elements that mesh our favorite ‘90s styles with pieces rocking today’s boldest trends.
One Simple Change: To turn this edgy look into one more suitable for a dreary rainy day, swap out the summery skater skirt for a pair of skinny jeans. And if you’re feeling daring or need that extra pop, try dawning a statement raincoat to take your grungy, hip ensemble to the next level.