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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Smells Like Grunge Spirit

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Smells Like Grunge Spirit

There are countless types of personalities and attitudes, with many different modes of expression. For those of us with ever-changing moods, sometimes it is easier to simply combine a couple of attitudes into one look, like this gorgeous Fashionista effortlessly does. This look is versatile enough to wear day and night, whether in class or going out. Creating a grunge feel with a preppy girl twist can be more attainable than one may think.

While “grunge” was officially coined as a sub-genre of alternative rock in the mid ’80s, the obvious clothing preferences of band members of Nirvana or Pearl Jam created the ‘I don’t care’ style. Flannels, ripped jeans, oversized T-shirts, messy hair, casual layering–all key characteristics of the effortless trend. Wren pulls major components from the grunge look, and adds casual pops of prep to showcase her individuality.

Undoubtedly, the key factor to the grunge side of this outfit is the almost too oversized, oversized shirt. The equally oversized flower design complements the blue of the jeans, while the simple words give off a laid-back vibe. The top bears two different materials and gives off that essential casual edgy vibe without distracting from the bigger picture. What is the perfect oversized shirt size? Well, just make sure your shirt can also double as a blanket/snuggie.

Dainty silver necklaces and bright magenta lipstick accent this outfit and bestow that dash of preppy girl attitude. Wide-frame glasses tie her face together, ultimately allowing the two styles to effortlessly clash into one. Pinned back, fashionably messy and dyed hair put the metal dragon ear cuff in the limelight, and is almost literally the cherry on top of this outfit. Not-too-tight blue jeans add a ready-for-school feel, while the frayed holes give the bottom half of the outfit the grunge touch that it begs for. The slightly worn, woven TOMS gently highlight the girly aspect, while further emphasizing that this look is entirely comfortable and easy to slip on.