Do you still have The 1975’s, “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” and the Arctic Monkeys’ “The Car” on repeat? Whether you were an avid follower back in 2014 or a newer fan, the resurgence of the Tumblr era is coming back hard. We are seeing some of the same pieces, as well as newer takes on the look. It’s fall in 2014 again, and CF has listed 14 ideas that will get you ready for the season.
Tops and Jackets
ASOS Design & Other Stories Lettuce Edge Seam Detail Top in Black and White Stripe
A thin black and white striped top is an essential for layering or wearing independently for this look. Make it a bit more modern with the lettuce hem and visible seams.
Topshop Faux Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is always a classic, go with a motorcycle silhouette for that Alex Turner feel!
Dickie’s Women’s Plaid Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt
this is something you almost definitely have in your wardrobe! But, for that indie sleaze look, go for something a bit darker and muted, less of a preppy blue and white.
Shown in Ink Navy Tartan, also available in Molten Lava Highland Plaid and Dusty Purple Highland Plaid
The 1975 Part of the Band T-Shirt
This can be for whatever band you are currently listening to or have always loved, but you can always pay homage to the artists most associated within this era like Lorde, Two Door Cinema Club, The Arctic Monkeys, Halsey and The 1975.
Hot Topic Red Plaid Midi Skirt
Take a classic plaid skirt and give it a more 2022 feel by making it midi length rather than mini.
PLT Washed Ripped Mom Jeans
You can go with a regular light wash or a black with these jeans, but a loose ripped jean is a staple in both your personal wardrobe and indie sleaze.
Shown in Black, also available in Light Blue
H&M Skater Skirt
In my opinion, a black skater skirt is essential to replicating the original style. Pair it with a band tee or a leather jacket and fishnets and you have mastered the aesthetic !
Shown in Black, also available in Dark Brown, White/Brown Plaid and Black/White Plaid
Forever 21 Faux Leather High Rise Shorts
Inspired by Alexa Chung herself, try a pair of leather shorts rather than pants this fall – and when it gets cold layer them with patterned tights!
Shown in Black, also available in Chestnut
Dr. Martens Jadon Smooth Leather Platform Boots
Docs have been a classic since the 80’s and that doesn’t stop with indie sleaze. For a more updated feel go with a platform sole!
Shown in Black Polished Smooth, also available in White Polished Smooth
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Platform Leather
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Chucks, whether they are high or low top. This sleek leather is starkly different from the traditional canvas, adding a bit more polish to the ensemble.
Shown in Black/Black/White, also available in White/Black/White
TUK Faux Suede D-Ring Interlace Creepers
These were my shoes of choice back in 2014, and this resurgence of the trend has been making me want to pull them out again. Go vegan with this suede alternative, or shop around at the genuine leather and suede or velvet options, all available in a variety of colors!
Shown in Black, also available in Burnt Orange, Burgundy, Dusty Blue, Grey, Mint, Mustard and Teal
Monki 2-Pack Tattoo Choker Necklace
As a part of Gen-Z, when I see a tattoo choker I think of 2014. Black is a classic choice, but Monki and other brands also offer new colors like this light pink.
Vabean 4 Pcs Women’s Patterned Tights Fishnet Floral Stockings
Patterned tights are a must when it comes to wearing shorts, ripped jeans or a classic skirt.
Hot Topic Faux Leather Grommet Belt
Whether you’re using it for functionality or style, a grommet belt is easily adjustable and makes a statement. This faux leather one will go well with anything on this list.
A lot of similar pieces may already be in your wardrobe — with a few exceptions, many of the garments that are essential to this look are staple pieces. Maybe this comes from it originating from teenagers on the internet with less money and working with what they already have, or maybe it’s exactly what we were looking for to convey our teenage angst. Whatever the reason, almost anyone can pull this look together without buying a whole new wardrobe. Pair a leather jacket and a pair of combat boots with some smudged black eyeliner and you’re almost there! Looking for a more girly twist to the style? Opt for the ballerina-sleaze aesthetic.
Featured image via Hot Topic, Monki, Dr. Martens, The 1975 Store. Design by Her Campus Media/Cindy C on Unsplash.