Grunge is a fashion trend inspired by the Grunge music genre of the mid 1980s had gained quite some popularity back then. It spins together elements of punk with comfortable, inexpensive fabrics, their staple being the flannel. This trend imparting messy, dirty and un-kept vibes has come back to make a solid appearance and has no intentions of leaving anytime soon. So, this season, it’s all about sporting the grunge trend right and showcasing your style game all over the campus with the right grunge elements in place.
As much as we prefer to wear well-fitted clothes and some of us even try to fit into smaller sizes, this season it’s all about oversized and baggy styles that are here to stay. The best way to economically sport this style is to steal all your boyfriend’s or brother’s sweatshirts, shirts, jumpers and hoodies which have always spelled comfort, but now they spell ‘in-trend’ too. You can go for oversized graphic t-shirts or baggy sweatshirts with joggers and sneakers for a much casual relaxed look that’s perfect for a long day at college. Just make a topknot bun, take your favorite bag pack and you are good to be the cool chick on campus!
Another word describing the grunge look perfectly is the shabbiness of it. Whether it is the fabric or the color or the texture, the more the faded or dirtier look, the stronger is the impact. To have the best ever grungy impact on your college mates, you can choose a dull army green or brown colored crop top and team it up with an acid-washed pair of denims and high-top sneakers. This shabby yet rough and tough look will make you stand out in the college crowd and layered with a denim sleeveless vest, you will be the resident grunge queen.
Let it rip
The ripped trend has been here for a while now and amazingly gives this comeback trend of grunge quite a strong momentum. Go for grungy, dull colored cropped sweatshirts and pair them up with ripped denims, and finish the look with sneakers and maybe a baseball cap to hit the lectures in style! You can even DIY rips in an old tee to make it look a trending grungy number. Pair the distressed tee with a tank top and shorts for ultimate cool style, or go for a ripped denim jacket to make those post-college hangout with friends all the more stylish!
The 90’s love for checks is a perennial favorite which makes plaid such a staple in every college going girl’s wardrobe. They can be paired with anything and everything (literally). They are perfect to elevate any normal tank top-cargo pant combo or you can even tie them up at the waist with joggers and cropped tanks. Plaid skirts make a cute, retro-grunge impression, while plaid bomber jackets are perfect for layering up with grungy tee & denims. Finish off the look with a high pony and a pair of printed canvas sneakers to make your plaid play a complete win with friends and teachers alike!
With all of these elements in place, your grunge wardrobe is all you need to make this semester at college a total hit. Pair up the different pieces right and you will come up with just the right amount of grunge vibes on campus!