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The internet has been buzzing about Taylor Swift’s new look - it seems she’s been adding elements of grunge to her usually girly wardrobe! Her plaids, combat boots, distressed denim and wine-colored lips are a serious nod to the 90’s. This is a trend that’s coming back in a big way; based on fashion week, Vogue has even said that grunge is the new glamour! Whether you’re a millennial who’s never really been willing to let go of grunge or a fashionista ready to embrace the resurrected fad, here are some outfit ideas to bring the styles of the 90’s into today.
Some pieces that can bring grunge into your look include oversized denim jackets, plaids and flannels, tights, skater dresses, chunky boots, chokers, hats, and graphic tees. A dark makeup element is usually also involved. Instead of going full grunge by wearing all of these things at once, try just choosing one or two grunge elements and mix them with current pieces. You can also try wearing modern takes on these grunge basics - instead of a plaid flannel, try a plaid dress; instead of a vintage skater dress, go for the same silhouette with subtle modern cutouts.
Another element to consider when going grunge is your color palette - pastels and neons don't usually work in this style. Grunge pieces are usually dark or neutral, and colors are muted.
Here are a couple of casual outfit ideas to have you looking as grungy-chic as Taylor Swift!
In this first look, Gene has her cutoff shorts paired with a band tee and ankle boots. She’s accessorized with a choker, a modern bowler hat, and a flannel around her waist.
Gene has a softer look for her second grunge outfit - we’ve chosen more neutrals instead of the black and red color palette, and even the scripted print on the top tones down the harsh grunge vibes. Gene’s accessories for this look include a denim jacket and Doc Martens-inspired chunky heeled boots. Don’t forget the distressed denim!
I personally am thrilled to have grunge back, aren’t you? Come in to FreeStyle to pick up a few grunge-inspired pieces to add to your outfits!