I have been lusting over Grunge and Gothic style all my life, but never really thought I could carry it off. To be honest, before I started this blog I never thought I could carry off anything other than jeans and plain tops. Of course, I bought and put together amazing outfits but never actually wore them. I was so freaking low on confidence to even carry off a dress, but eventually, things changed, I changed. There are a lot of people who contributed to my change, some good, some not so good, but that story is for another day.
I wanted to do a post which had nothing to with trends and everything to do with my style. I always thought of myself as a person with an eclectic sense of style but leaning towards the dark and edgy. Recently, I changed my hairdo and got my hair ombre-coloured. So, I decided this is the best time do a post showing my take on grunge fashion.
I must say I absolutely love everything to do with grunge fashion. The roots of grunge style are quite deep in rock music, bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam popularized it. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of rock music but I’m definitely a fan of this style.
The main element of grunge style is unkempt look, there are many other elements like the plaid shirt, heavily distressed jeans, hoodie jackets, unmatched layering, heavy makeup, boots and torn stockings. The style is often dark and edgy and gives an “I don’t care” look to it, which was the main reason I fell in love with it.
I have done two looks, each with plaid shirts. One of the many reasons I did this post was for the plaid shirts, I love them!! And I have been seeing them everywhere and decided to do my take on them. I know it’s summer and it’s hot so layering up might not be a good option, that’s the reason my concept revolved around tying up those plaid shirts with crop tops and skirts so it gives a grunge look in summer but feels comfortable.
For my first look, I have paired my heavily distressed jeans with black stockings and a printed crop top, a black and white plaid shirt tied around my waist, a studded bag, a black choker to accessorize and finishing off the look with my combat boots.
For my second look, I paired my black skirt with black stockings and a white tee, a red and black plaid shirt tied around my waist and boots. I was obsessed with the bag so you can see in every picture (what can I say a heart wants what it wants).
I hope you enjoyed my take on Grunge fashion. Share your thoughts below and let me know what you guys think of this post.
Photo credit- Kavya Ramakrishna