Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Springtime Grunge

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)

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