While most of the fashion world is buzzing around the traditional florals, feminine hued leathers, and color blocking for spring, there's one underground trend that deserves some above-surface attention: grunge.
I think grunge will forever have a special place in my heart (blame my rock-n-roll lifestyle) and it's especially perfect for spring time as it enters the world of the unexpected, and if done right, can set you apart from a crowd.
Don't get me wrong, florals, maxi dresses, and wedges are fabulous, but sometimes showing a bit of leg under some thigh highs, with layers of baggy can really amp the casual sex appeal. A sort of, I-don't-care-what-you-think attitude that is both tough yet womanly.
And it's simple to pull off. The spring staple in this style? Over-the-knee socks, stockings, or leggings. Next up: plaid. Nothing says classic grunge like a good plaid piece, especially in red and black. And when styled with a loose fit anorak military jacket and rocker Tee, you're pretty much good to go.
I also like the use of fringe bags which create a boho element to the style, and embellished boots.
And let's not forget some crucial accessories... well, one in particular: the beanie. When you toss on a loose fit beanie on top, the entire look transcends to effortless style, and also just happens to be perfect for those less-than-desirable bad hair days.
Opting to tie a menswear shirt around the waist is also a classic look, a la Pearl Jam.
Give the grunge look a try. You might be surprised at how cozy and addicting it can be.
Posted by: Spankie
(photos: thecomelycloset, jeroy, ruxandraloana)