To me, this Fashionista’s outfit is the perfect example of how to pull off grunge without being too dark. The outfit is perfect for casual daytime wear, whether you are meeting friends for coffee or studying in between classes. The accessories are what pull this look together. The hat, knee-high socks and Dr. Martens give it the classic grunge look, while the sunglasses are trendy, fun and appropriate for any summer day. I love how this Fashionista was not afraid to wear a bold lip. Many women would shy away from this for daytime. However, the striking color displays confidence and exudes attitude, which is a key component of this style. I think that each item of this outfit should be a staple in any girl’s wardrobe. You can never have too many basics in your collection. Versatility makes for more options and can be used to mix and match outfits on a day-to-day basis.

Being late May/early June in Illinois this outfit is super appropriate because the weather can be somewhat unpredictable at times. One day it could be 80 degrees, the next it could be 60. The outfit offers a great way for you to transition your look from the ever changing spring weather to those glorious summer days.

How To: Have you been wanting to rock this adorable and wearable grunge look as shown by this Fashionista? Start by simply building your wardrobe with a few basic pieces, such as a loose cardigan, distressed denim and beanie. Lastly, don’t be afraid to wear bold makeup!