Fashion styles come and go, although there are quite a few that stay, which makes them classics. Among the fads in fashion that was really popular in the 90s is what’s called the ‘grunge’ look. Grunge is actually known as the Seattle sound, which is a subgenre of alternative rock. This type of music was really big in the mid-80s until about the early 90s. It was so huge that it actually spawned a particular fashion movement that was also called the grunge look.
And what do you know, the look is actually making a comeback. But what exactly is the grunge look?
Grunge fashion exudes a generally unkempt look. Those who are into this kind of fashion usually wear second-hand clothes, like those that can be bought from thrift stores. If this is the kind of style you want to adopt, here are tips on how you can get the look (without really much effort):
Jeans – Since it’s an unkempt look you’re putting on, now is the time to make use of those tattered, torn, and ripped pairs of jeans that have been collecting dust in your closet. If you don’t have a pair that has that look, you can go to a thrift store or even a flea market and get a pair or two there. Wearing the right pair of jeans is key to pulling off the authentic grunge look.
Flannel shirts – Although commonly mistaken as any shirt with a plaid or tartan pattern, flannel shirts actually refer more accurately to those constructed from flannel fabric. Many are under the impression, though, that any shirt with a plaid or tartan pattern is a flannel shirt. If you want to look genuinely grungy, go for shirts made of flannel fabric that have those plaid or tartan patterns.
Dark colors – Another feature of the grunge look that is quite distinct is its literally dark look. Well, it’s actually more on black and gray. That’s not to say that you can’t wear light colors, but make sure the overall look is dark even if you have pieces that are light-colored in your overall getup.
Band shirts – One sure way of putting on a look that’s unmistakably grungy is by wearing shirts that have the picture or logo of grunge bands like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and even the now defunct Nirvana. You can’t go wrong with that.
Getting the grunge look is something that doesn’t really take a lot of effort. As long as you get the basics and don’t stray too far from its overall fashion style, you’ll be in good grunge shape.