First things first, grunge is back- in all its glory, in all its facets! To use the modern language, it is trending, it is in, it is now! In fact, the glorious return of grunge is testimony to the cyclical nature of fashion. Anything that has ever been in fashion once will come back. But maybe in a more refined way, maybe in parts or wholly… And in the span of a lifetime, one is sure to encounter this. Then, this begs the question how to wear the grunge style?
After all if something is in, any outfit planner app or closet app will reflect it. As will fashion magazines and YouTube fashion divas. Like already stated fashion trends keep making re-appearances. How you ace it depends on your innate sense of style.
Following fashion icons is a sure way of getting helpful suggestions. You may then consult your outfit planner app and decide upon the final look. One of the trending apps in this regard is definitely Chicisimo. You can download Chicisimo here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). It is contemporary and updated on the latest fashion trends going on.
How to wear the grunge style?
Since the grunge style is again trendy, here is a look at some details about it.
First and foremost, what is the grunge style? ‘Grunge fashion is characterized by durable and timeless thrift-store clothing, often worn in a loose, androgynous manner to de-emphasize the silhouette. The style was popularized by music artists Kurt Cobain, and Pearl Jam.’ This is how Wikipedia defines grunge fashion.
This is 2019, and grunge is back with a vengeance. How does the fashion style measure up in these times? There is pastel grunge, retro grunge, indie grunge, soft grunge, hardcore grunge, and what not! What is your outfit planner app saying about it? Here are some tips on how to wear the grunge style:
Grunge is fashion rebellion
This is the defining basis of grunge fashion. It is ‘anti-fashion’. This is what grunge started out as. Understandably this means bucking the ongoing fashion trend to make your statement. This does not at all mean you have to overhaul your entire wardrobe. Get your outfit planner app to display everything you own at the click of a button. Virtual fashion apps score big in this respect. In fact this is the mainstay of their increasing appeal. You get to virtually ‘see’ all you have at the touch of a button. This will help you pick and finalice an outfit more easily. Furthermore you get to check out your look virtually too.
More about attitude
Grunge fashion is more about attitude than anything else. Rest assured you have items galore. The point is to use them wisely to create the effect. Indie grunge is a specific style that is cool for concerts and the like. Bulky jackets and loose tees paired with cut off denims are a good example. In fact it would be a good idea to organize your things using a closet app. This will help you sort out all such items under a grunge label. Adding cool leather and metal bands as accessories furthers the grunge quotient like no other.
Less about perfection
As stated earlier, grunge began as anti-fashion. Every stitch, every hem, need not scream perfection. In fact, quite the contrary. The lesser well it fits, the bulkier, the more imperfect, the better suited to grunge it all is. Mom tees and boyfriend jeans are terms that are directly to do with grunge. Big bulky clothes that are obviously not your size, torn, ripped, embellished- these are grunge by-words.
Is it a wonder that everyone is ripping up their jeans? Not literally although, some are doing that too. Essentially people are going for a ripped jeans look more and more today. And the rip need not be in your lowers. Jackets, big and bulky but ripped at the shoulder perhaps, have such a cool appeal. Your virtual fashion guide, your closet app is the ideal way to go about when looking to nail the look. An app like Chicisimo will also provide you will suggestions on where exactly to find such things. In addition you have previews of what celebrities are wearing these days.
There are lots of accessories that scream grunge when paired with the right clothes. Beret caps, dark make up, almost Gothic, lots of metal and funky jewellery, floral prints and retro outfits help complete the look. For the best description, go to your outfit planner app and find cool new ways to go grunge with a vengeance. Metal frame sunglasses, cool backpacks in leather or canvas, key rings used in belt holders, the works. The thing with grunge is that there is no rule, and that is essentially the rule. Picking up things at random if they appeal to your sense of liberation and expression is the way to go. Surprisingly you will find much of it in some part of your closet to pile onto the look.
Go bulky in footwear
Footwear is an essential part of the complete grunge look. What kind of footwear goes by the grunge label? This is something one needs to take a close look at. Go through your own closet app to check what you own already. And if that matches the idea of grunge or not. One needs bulky, big and flat footwear. If you do not own a pair, invest in one now. Of course sandals, gumboots and Converses are very much a part. Who knows there might really be no need to refurbish your collection yet?
The defining word in any kind of fashion is ultimately your own style. Through all of this, you will surely find a distinct impression of what you make of the latest grunge concept.
This article will give you a comprehensive idea about how to wear the grunge style. Pair it up with celebrity watching to give you contemporary ideas. In addition there is always your very own closet app, Chicisimo, designed exclusively for this purpose. Own the grunge look today!