Grunge Fashion: Rebel Elegance Redefined
Grunge fashion style is all about leaving the tailored and form-fitting style behind; dressing in a loose, androgynous manner to de-emphasize the silhouette.
Grunge fashion style encapsulates an essence of raw individuality, characterized by its edgy and non-conformist aesthetic. It serves as an invitation to embrace a fashion ethos that values authenticity and self-expression above conformity. Defined by its use of distressed textures, layers, and a muted color palette, this style stands as a rebellious yet artistic form of self-identity through clothing.
This edgy, rebellious style originated from the grunge music genre and subculture that emerged in the mid-80s in Seattle. It was popularised by the music bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. It became widely popular in the '90s.
Loose & Relax fitting : Tattered, faded, distressed or ripped jeans, baggy pants, sweatpants, shorts
Crop/Tank tops : Usually paired with baggy jeans, biker shorts or skinny leather trousers
Oversized layers : Layering is used to create an oversize silhouette. Slouchy sweaters, leather or jean jackets, bomber and motorcycle jackets, oversized utility wear
Leather : Black Leather jackets are versatile and pair with any style, leather skirts and trousers are also staples of this style
Slogan t-shirts : Shabby slogan or favourite band t-shirts, short sleeve over long sleeve t-shirts
Plaid : Flannels shirts over tops or tied around the waist, mini pleated tartan skirts, plaid pants
Fishnet : Mesh and fishnet tops and stockings
Boots : Black combat boots, Dr.Martens, sneakers, biker boots
Metal & Accessory : Metal details such as studs, chains and straps, chunky bracelets, spiky necklaces, chokers, and hoop earrings. Beanies and baseball caps
Dark colour make-up : Matte face, smoky eyes with rich-colored dark lips or no lipstick
Tattoos & Piercing :Intricate designs that make bold statements
Style Followers : Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder